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Mitch Pronschinske08/20/13
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Reducing Uncertainty vs. Embracing Unpredictability

A blog post by Noel Wurst touches on the constant struggle between accepting changing plans and setting them in stone. What is the most 'agile' ratio between the two forces.

Mitch Pronschinske08/20/13
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Hamid Shojaee on Getting Beyond Scrum

In this video, DZone speaks with Hamid Shojaee from Axosoft. DZone.com attended the Agile Conference 2013 in Nashville to speak with industry leaders about how far agile has come in the last year.

Mitch Pronschinske08/20/13
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Get Out of the Office and be More Productive - WorkPlace.io

I found a blog post introducing an interesting beta app called WorkPlace.io. I haven't gotten my invite to join it yet, but it seems pretty interesting. It's a mobile office management and metrics app.

Mitch Pronschinske08/19/13
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Essentials of Product Development

It takes more than talent to make a great product. You also have to focus on the right things, in the right order, with the right people at hand. Learn the key points for successfully developing product so you can make the most progress on your big idea.

Mitch Pronschinske08/18/13
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Agile 2013: Eric Minick on the Definition of 'Done'

As agilists continue to deliver deliver on the principles and promises of the 2001 Manifesto, developers and managers often debate the definition of 'done'. Urbancode's Eric Minick uses concepts and methods of DevOps to clarify and concretize the problem, offering his thoughts on the current state of software development methods, metrics, and tools.

Mitch Pronschinske08/17/13
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Agile: The Only Cure for Technical Debt

This talk intends to show the real-world cost of high technical debt and an agile approach to debt reduction, based my experiences from a product development project that fought actively against the huge accumulated debt.

Mitch Pronschinske08/17/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (August 18)

Code faster by voice, build your hacker score instead of a resume, and learn a new technique for CSS absolute centering. Plus, a new release for Vim and a tool that makes a meme when you Git commit.

Mitch Pronschinske08/16/13
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Temenos at Agile 2013

Michael Sahota and Olaf Lewitz talk about their newest venture, Temenos - The Healing Container: a way to deepen trust, interaction and health of team members.

Mitch Pronschinske08/16/13
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Agile Development Methods Date Back to the 70s

This is an interesting read with the main value being in the links to these old papers that show how many of the ideas behind Agile are not new. It gives you a good idea of the problems we keep encountering throughout history.

Mitch Pronschinske08/15/13
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DZone at Agile 2013: An End to Defensiveness

DZone's coverage of Agile 2013 continues in this video as we speak with Jonathan Thorpe from Serena Software about the trends in agile principles and practices.

Mitch Pronschinske08/14/13
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Making Informed Choices About How to Practice Agile

Essential Scrum author Kenny Rubin talks about 'Strategies for Agile Portfolio Management' and the question of 'Component vs. Feature Teams'. Kenny provides some great insights on how organizations can use economic metrics to help companies make better informed choices about how to practice Agile.

Mitch Pronschinske08/14/13
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DZone at Agile 2013: Agility is Your Competitive Weapon

John Esposito, editor at DZone.com, attended Agile Conference 2013 in Nashville to speak with industry leaders about Agile topics. In this first installation of our video series, John speaks with Chris Clarke and Lothar Schubert from CollabNet.

Mitch Pronschinske08/13/13
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"No Scrum" Shirt-Bait at Agile 2013

Did you see assembla's "No Scrum" t-shirts at Agile 2013? Does assembla have something against Scrum? I don't think so. The description says that it will be a good "conversation starter" for you and Scrum coaches, which comprise most of the attendees.

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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PMP vs. Agile Project Managers

Juan talks about how you can bring your "traditional" PMP experience with you to your agile practice. Merging the traditional PM knowledge with agile practices can help you get it done.

Mitch Pronschinske08/12/13
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The Agile Cognitive Bias

Manoj Vadakkan and Bob Payne talk about their presentation on cognitive bias. Our own internal mental models can blind us both from seeing problems and from finding better solutions. They share tips on getting past these effects to improvements.