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Kirk Knoernschild05/12/09
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The Big Agile Practices Survey

Jurgen Appelo has published the results of his agile practices survey. The information he collected was sizeable, valuable, and interesting. There were a few surprises though. 

Mike Cottmeyer05/11/09
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Lean or Kanban or Agile

Here I am.. Sunday afternoon.. Mother's day. Just got back from taking the family out for a low key Mother's day celebration and now I've got a little quiet time before the week begins. The conference last week was quite a rush... had a great time... met a...

Kirk Knoernschild05/08/09
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Agile Transitions - NOT!

David Anderson, an agile thoughtleader and Kanban evangelist, has posted a very interesting blog post surrounding agile transitions - they simply don't work! His point is that the approach used by organizations that embark on these initiatives is...

Mike Cottmeyer05/07/09
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Formation of the Lean Software & Systems Consortium

Prior to the Lean & Kanban conference this week... I had the opportunity to participate in the formation of this organization... and as a result have become a founding member.   I'll give you more on my thoughts around this organization sometime next...

Kirk Knoernschild05/06/09
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Agile Coaching Tips

 In this presentation, Rachel Davies provides 10 tips for agile coaches. Whether you're new to agile, or an experienced practioner, this video is...

Jack Milunsky05/05/09
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Significance of Time Boxing

Everything in Scrum is time boxed - assuming you go by the book of course. Did you ever stop to wonder why?  The Sprint planning meeting is time boxed to two 4 hours sessions (One to define what you’re doing, the other to define how you’re going to do...

Jack Milunsky04/30/09
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QA - The Agile Approach

QA is always near and dear to our hearts. We all talk a lot about the fact that Quality is "King" but we certainly don't show it. In fact, we cut quality without even so much as a thought - "It's in our bones" (Ken Schwaber). For most of...

Jurgen Appelo04/28/09
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Leader vs Ruler

When I was trying to search for "leaders vs. rulers" on Google, I found many references to governments, royalty, and the military, throughout history. But the strange thing is that none of the articles seemed to distinguish between leaders and...

Eric Minick04/28/09
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The Changing Definition of Continuous Integration

As we wrap up every CITCON, we’re asked about what we take away. For me, a revelation was that the definition of Continuous Integration has changed wildly. Traditionally, Martin Fowler’s CI paper has been the benchmark. His current definition is:...

Maxfield Pool04/27/09
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If You Aren’t The Caretaker, Why Are You The Product Owner?

Agile and Scrum has done a horrible and irreversible injustice on software culture with it’s term - Product Owner. The definition of Product Owner straight from Mountain Goat: The Product Owner (typically someone from a Marketing role or a key user in...

Kirk Knoernschild04/24/09
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Top 10 Agile Twitterers

In conjunction with the Top 10 Java and Eclipse Twitterers, DZone presents the top 10 agile twitterrers you'll want to follow to stay in touch with leading agile practices and processes. Here's the top 10 list.Follow The DZone TeamYou can get most of the...

James Shore04/24/09
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Stumbling Through Mediocrity

From the beginning of the Agile movement, I've heard the question: "But does it scale?" And at first, I was interested in that question. "We're not sure yet," I would reply. "Here are the challenges of scaling Agile, and here's what...

Burk Hufnagel04/23/09
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Win Your Copy: Pragmatic Thinking & Learning: Refactor Your Wetware

1 Introduction This is chapter does a nice job of introducing you to the book and giving you an idea of what to expect in the chapters that follow. While this book isn’t specifically for...

Jack Milunsky04/23/09
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Agile is not just about speed

Without doubt, Scrum has become a household name in Software Development arenas. Scrum as we all know it today, is not an acronym but derives from the game of rugby. A Scrum in Rugby is a loose formation of forwards designed to bring the rugby ball back...

Kirk Knoernschild04/22/09
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Scrum - A Q&A with Refcard Author Michael James

Scrum is a leading agile software development process. In coordination with the recently published Scrum RefCard, DZone had the opportunity to chat with Michael James, a software process mentor, team coach, and Scrum trainer, about Scrum and some of it's...