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Olga Kouzina02/05/10
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Commander’s Intent: Military Agile

I got this insight on lean and agile techniques in military context when reading  “Ideas Made to Stick” book.  The workflow of the military was described there as an example of how important it is to make messages as concise as possible to...

Mike Cottmeyer02/04/10
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Replacing the Iron Triangle of Project Management?

Last year sometime, I heard Jim Highsmith do a talk on replacing the traditional project management iron triangle with a new 'agile triangle' that is based not on time, cost, and scope... but instead, based on value, quality, and constraints (time, cost,...

Kelly Waters02/03/10
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Pair Programming: An Extremely Agile Practice

Pair Programming. It's probably one of the most extreme practices of eXtreme Programming (XP). It's an area of agile software development that polarises opinion.The concept is simple enough. Two developers work side by side on the same piece of work,...

Marek Kwiecien02/03/10
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Have Fun With Agile

Agile is fun. Agile methodics are very team-centric and there are already a lot of activities part of them that help building the team. Unless you don't use such practices like planning poker, iteration planning or retrospectives (in fact, if you miss any of...

Nitin Bharti02/02/10
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DCI in Practice with Qi4J and the Composite Oriented Programming Model

In this session Rickard Öberg explores how the DCI (Data, Collaborations, Interactions) concepts can be applied in practice using the Qi4j Java framework...

Mitch Pronschinske02/02/10
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New Sprint Burndown Charts in ScrumWorks Pro

Two months after their last release, Danube is now releasing the next version of ScrumWorks Pro, their Scrum implementation framework.  ScrumWorks Pro 4.3 derives many of its new features from customer requests on Danube's Community Portal, which debuted...

Michael Dubakov02/02/10
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Flow. Discover Problems and Waste in Kanban

You Kanbanized your development process and setup a perfect flow. You see the flow and feel its power. You even measure cycle time and want to reduce it. But it is not as easy as expected. Some problems in your development process are hard to find and are...

Lyndsey Clevesy02/01/10
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Laszlo Szalvay on the Evolution of Scrum

Laszlo Szalvay, the President of Danube, talks to DZone about the evolution of Scrum and the current conversations around it.  Danube makes the Scrum...

Mike Cottmeyer02/01/10
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Explaining Agile

Doing what I do for a living, I find myself often trying to explain agile concepts to folks that are relatively new to agile methodologies. Sometimes this comes up when I am teaching a class, doing a conference talk, or breaking down some idea in a blog...

Rafael Naufal02/01/10
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The Power of Pair Programming

Some weeks ago I started practicing pair programming with some co-workers for two reasons:

Mitch Pronschinske01/29/10
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AccuRev Uses Rally and Anthill Pro in New Tool Suite

As agile is adopted by more development shops, the demand for integrated tools that cover the whole application development lifecycle is increasing.  Some agile tool vendors try to create the entire suite by themselves, like IBM.  Others will try to bring...

James Sugrue01/29/10
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Agile Methodology Mashups

When it comes to how you approach software development, you don't get anything better than adopting an agile software development process. But how to apply this in your process can sometimes confuse people.

Michael Dubakov01/29/10
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How We Use Kanban Board - The Real Example

It is always interesting to look behind the scene. In previous post I  described our development process, now I will show how we use Kanban Board in TargetProcess. Maybe it will give you some new ideas to try. The most interesting part of every Kanban...

Nitin Bharti01/28/10
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The DCI Architecture: Supporting the Agile Agenda in your Software Architecture

The vision of object-oriented programming was to capture the end user mental model in the code. Until recently, programming languages weren't able to do...

Mike Cottmeyer01/28/10
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What We Call Stuff Matters...

In my post 'Organizational Myopia' we talked about an increasingly common problem with the language we use. We 'talk' quite often like we are delivering a cross-functional end-to-end feature of the overall system, when in reality... we are really only...