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Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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Atlassian's Team at Agile 2013

Program Manger, Christina Bang and Agile Delivery Manager, Sarah Goff-DuPont update us on how Atlassian is helping people get better at the work of creating software. This includes new features in their product and also new ways of supporting learning in the Agile community.

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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Kanban: A 2nd Generation Agile Method

A new post went up last week by the creator of Kanban for software, David J. Anderson. It's a reminder post telling us what should be our rational realization already - it doesn't matter if something has the "Agile" label or not...

Mitch Pronschinske08/11/13
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Startup Methodologies in Large Organizations

You don't have to be a startup to adopt Lean Startup, Business Model Generation and Customer Development. These guys have helped large organizations do it.

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/13
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The Power of Focus

Learn about the 'Power of Focus' from this Agile 2013 presenter. Stay present when you interact with your team. That's lesson number one.

Mitch Pronschinske08/10/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 11)

Learn about the new utilities for Dropbox and SkyDrive. Then you'll have to see if you fall in love with Angular and Python 3.4. Plus, have fun with the developer excuse generator and the startup legitimizer.

Mitch Pronschinske08/06/13
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Old Research Indicates Pair Programming Doesn't Save Time

Blogger Steven Thomas wanted to base his adoption or non-adoption of pair programming on research. The best research on the topic that he found was from 6 years ago in Norway. While the results were underwhelming, I had some thoughts on the research.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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The Best IT Tools and Practices are Simple and Lightweight

Referencing Neal Ford's seminal composable vs. contextual development tools post, Jeff Sussna has some interesting ideas about how an organization should apply contextual and composable practices.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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A Fun Productivity Tips Post Based on Alan Turing

Lifehacker published a post this week with productivity tips from the life of Alan Turing. It's a nice post that draws on the fanboy-ism toward Turing from many computer scientists and programmers.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 5)

See the perfect programming gif, learn what happens when you drive over a MacBook Air, and learn what happened at OSCON. Plus, take a look at some extensive Android fragmentation data visualization, meet Google's Go team, and learn from some interesting Java GC research.

Mitch Pronschinske08/05/13
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7 Reasons to Ditch Product Backlogs

Neil Killick suggests in his blog that it might be time to think about getting rid of product backlogs. Intuitively we think that it's a good idea to keep a running backlog but Killick has another way of looking at things...

Mitch Pronschinske08/01/13
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Alistair Cockburn Answers Questions From the Agile Community

Watch Alistair Cockburn answer various questions on software management related topics, such as agile and fixed price contracts.

Mitch Pronschinske08/01/13
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Lean UX vs. Agile UX

You may have heard about terms like Agile UX and Lean UX. Are they buzzwords that mean the exact same thing?

Mitch Pronschinske08/01/13
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The Agile Dev Survey (4K+ Respondents)

VersionOne is gave out their 7th annual Agile survey this year and if you haven't had a chance to take a peek, it might be pretty interesting with a lofty 4K+ developer respondents.

Mitch Pronschinske08/01/13
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Henrik Kniberg: Product Ownership in a Nutshell

Henrik Kniberg, the 'Scrum-ban' pioneer, has some sage advice for product owners in an agile team.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Agile Applied to Data Quality Projects

This article is a nice shift from the usual developer-centric agile articles. DBAs and developers working with databases can probably learn some useful principles from this short little article.