I've been putting my shoulder to a wheel which Jim Highsmith has steadily pushed for a long time, and which Gojko Adzic has started actively evangelizing over the past year or so, which is a group effort to brand, rationalize, and advertise practices to help teams "build the right thing" as a complement to the fairly well established "agile" practices for helping those teams "build things right.
Are you new to the testing concept, or the "quality" concept, as I've learned to describe it? I'm still learning, myself. You may have seen some previous attempts, but I'm happier...read more
In 2006, Ivor Jacobson famously summarized, "Most important, agile is about social engineering." And indeed one of the things that makes so many agilists so darned loveable is that...read more
Did you wake up this morning and think to yourself, "gee, I
think I'd like to try some agile today?" Allow me to leap between you
and your coffee to announce that your adoption...read more
I've been following a LinkedIn forum discussion with interest entitled "Could we use Agile methodology with a fixed bid contract." There are some quick, snappy answers to the question...read more
You probably think it's simple. Your boss wants "good news." The way it will work is three steps:
You will do "a good job" at your job
You will tell your boss
They will reward...read more
Are you tired of being lectured by "Pure Scrum" fanatics? Some people are so quick to judge! They will tell you "that's not agile!" or "that's a smell!" when:
you have a defined...read more
I'm pretty sure my few remaining friends in the "small, collocated team agile" community are going to desert me after this, but I actually have a checklist of 10 things to think about...read more
Albert Einstein turns out to have been both an awesomely brilliant physicist and an enthusiastic but comically bad sailor. Apparently, he spent whole summers amusing his neighbors...read more
Do you have trouble wrapping your arms around the question "what do Agile Business Analysts do?" I figured it out today! And I will tell you! And as a special bonus, I figured...read more
Let's say you're a Business Analyst, and you're okay.
You've done your job for years. You are a subject matter expert in your own right, and you get the job done.
From a really great blog post on agile adoption: http://smoovejazz.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/an-agile-approach-for-adopting-agile-practices/
I've observed some different agile transformation...read more