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German Viscuso08/17/10
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Agile Product Management with Scrum

Short but sweet, "Agile Product Management with Scrum" by Roman Pichler feels more like a tip guide to Product Owners (a critical role defined in "Scrum", a popular framework for...

Lyndsey Clevesy08/17/10
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Measuring Agile: Metrics, Analytics, and Reporting

Most agile adopters are using the basic metrics such as burn downs (sprint or project) and velocity.  Teams experimenting with other methodologies are using...

Mike Cottmeyer08/17/10
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You Need a Static Organizational Model

Okay... I want to make an assertion here. In order for agile to work, you've got to understand the static organizational model for your company. Why? If you are organizing around things that are transient, like projects, you are doomed to fail. Agile...

Peter Schuh08/17/10
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Can We Adopt Agile? Not Yes.

Andrew Wicklander over at Ideal Project Group has a great post on the answer “not yes.”  I hear this answer an awful lot when taking teams agile (or more agile). “Not yes” is the answer you hear when you request permission to do something that’s...

Nitin Bharti08/16/10
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eXtreme Programming in Practice

Extreme programming sounds a little too "ESPN2" for most managers, but there is a lot of sound engineering behind its principles. In this...

Allan Kelly08/16/10
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Two ways to fill an iteration

The fixed length iteration is a key part of most Agile methods. But the question is: how do you know what (i.e. how much) to put in the iteration?There are two ways to determine how much is enough but what might be less obvious is that they are...

Matt Stine08/15/10
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Guerilla Continuous Integration

Welcome to episode six of The Agile Guerilla series. The focus of this series of articles is to to help you introduce change, specifically moving to agility, into your organization from the grassroots level.

Jon Davis08/13/10
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Hate To Break It To You, But The Browser Is A Tier

“3-tier architecture”. Those words sounded like hogwash to me as I sat in my cubicle 13 years ago, and they still sound the same to me now. The reason for this is mainly because I haven’t ever actually seen a 3-tier architecture. I have only seen...

Adam Leggett08/13/10
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Continuous Integration for Agile Project Managers (Part 3)

In part 1 of this series, I hopefully provided you with an introduction to Continuous Integration (CI) and an overview of the building blocks of the CI process. With part two, we introduced the concept of a CI life-cycle and how to bind software quality...

Lyndsey Clevesy08/12/10
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The Benefits of Product Roadmapping - An Interview with VersionOne's Bob Vincent

The new workspaces and project roadmapping in the VersionOne platform are great for planning long term product strategies and easing into agile adoption. ...

Amr Elssamadisy08/12/10
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The Importance of Human Dynamics in Software Development

Have you ever been on a team of aces – the best of the best – and failed?  Have you ever been on a team that consisted of average people, found your rhythm and exceeded expectations again and again?  What is behind this?

Mike Cottmeyer08/12/10
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How to Own a Really Big Complex Product

Hey folks... here is the deck I am doing this morning at Agile2010. I am pretty excited to do this talk... I finally feel like I've got the slide sequence and story right. It's amazing what a good night sleep will do for you! My talk is in E-2 on the...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Do Developers Have Enough Time to Keep Their Skills Up-To-Date?

Over half of the developers polled in a recent survey by Embarcadero Technologies say "no," they don't have enough time to learn that new language, or understand that new technology.  On the other hand, developers are getting more money, but are...

Jared Richardson08/11/10
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Agile 2010: A View from the Ground

I've spent the week at Agile 2010 and it's been great. You know you're at a great event when you can walk down the hallway and see Martin Fowler, Bob Martin, Mike Cohn, Esther Derby, Johanna Rothman, Lisa Crispin, Jeffery Fredrick, JB Rainsberger, Bob Payne,...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/10
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Make Mobile Apps 'Go'

For medium to large mobile development shops, applications need to roll out like clockwork.  Although the screens are smaller, the development is by no means less difficult.  Because of this, the need for agile practices in mobile development is just as...