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Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Agile Breakup

I found a short opinion piece with a title that sounds similar to a breakup: "Sorry Agile, I Need To Move On"...

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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In Search of the 10X Developer

Hiring managers have seen it time and time again. You hire two developers with the same background and qualifications, yet one of them is 4, 6, or even 10 times more productive than the other. Why?

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Kanban: Engineer Killer?

Brian de Haaff has an interesting blog out this weekend (which I'm sure David J. Anderson will not be happy about) called "Kanban–The Secret Engineer Killer." No comments are allowed on his blog but you can sound off here.

Mitch Pronschinske07/31/13
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Taco: A Todo List Aggregator For Developers

Taco aggregates Basecamp todos, GitHub Issues, Google Tasks, Trello tasks, Asana tasks, Zendesk tickets, and any RSS-friendly services.

Mitch Pronschinske07/30/13
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Agile vs. DevOps Initiatives: How They Fail

You should read an excellent post by Mike Kavis on The Virtualization Practice about the many common reasons behind Agile initiative failues. These mistakes are usually the death knell of DevOps initiatives as well.

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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The Answer to Work-Life Balance: Agile

Can you recall any instances where agile has prevented you from pulling 12-15 hour workdays and all-nighters?

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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Lean Startup: Should You Really Get the Product Out as Quickly as Possible?

What I wanted to examine was the Lean Startup principle of launching the Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Just the other day I saw a developer comment complaining about the "go fast and break things" culture in many engineering departments these days. So is MVP really a good idea?

Mitch Pronschinske07/29/13
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DZone Weekly Link Roundup (July 29)

Android 4.3, A Regex crafting site, practical typography, and a heated discussion about SDN are just some of the topics in this week's roundup. Plus, experience Ada for the Java developer, Angular.js for the jQuery user, car hacking, and an inspiring session about getting paid.

Mitch Pronschinske07/28/13
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Can Lean Startup Methods be a Crutch?

Marc Andreessen was recently interviewed about a number of things during a startup conference. Among the topics was the Lean Startup philosophy. Andreessen, along with Eric Ries, the author of the Lean Startup book, said that once a startup has achieved a market fit, then there's less of a need for Lean Startup.

Mitch Pronschinske07/28/13
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Lean Startups - It's Not Just for Tech Anymore

A new blog post from Eric Reis, of Lean Startup book fame, surfaced this week giving us several examples and videos from conferences proving the viability of Lean Startup philosophies in other industries besides IT.

Mitch Pronschinske07/27/13
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6 Potential Characteristics of Agile Architecture

If you haven't read DZone MVB Simon Brown's article "The Conflict between Agile and Architecture," you should definitely check it out after this article I found recently called "Architecture Can Be Agile."

Mitch Pronschinske07/26/13
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Hanging Out With Kent Beck

James Governor of RedMonk has been meaning to start a regular Google Hangout show with Kent Beck, and this week he finally got around to it.

Mitch Pronschinske07/25/13
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Some Great Advice About Concentration and Productivity

There were over 40 responses to a recent Quora question about improving your cognitive and concentration skills for better productivity. There are several other great answers, making this page basically a repository of new productivity advice articles.

Mitch Pronschinske07/25/13
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3 Reasons Lean Startups Fail

Francis Pedraza has an incredibly insightful article on 3 reasons that Lean Startups fail. Below, I've summarized the three reasons, but there's a huge amount of build up and some advice for fixing these problems in the article.

Mitch Pronschinske07/24/13
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Dev Shop Essentials: Moving Whiteboards

Many development shops, including DZone, love whiteboards. We have them glued all over our walls. Some companies can't do that though, so I found something pretty awesome for you...