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Argument from the “Real World”

by Ron Jeffries, 26 October 2013 | The Agile Blogosphere

I often have occasion to describe some very effective ways of doing things. Let me list a few: Building software incrementally, in two-week cycles, with each increment showing real working features, is a really good way of managing a project. Creating acceptance tests (or checks), which amount to automated examples of what is wanted, is a really good way of ensuring that requirements are understood,...
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Project Manager or Tech Leader?

by Olga Kouzina, 24 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

Yesterday I had the privilege of watching  Hillary Clinton speak at UB. Ms. Clinton spoke on various issues related to national and international affairs, and while this speech was...
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Retrospectives trump Planning

by David Koontz, 21 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

I was in a CMMI adoption process meeting today and I might have argued that the Scrum Retrospective activity (process step) is more important than the Scrum Planning activity.  Yet,...
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The Art of Embracing Change

I enjoyed giving a keynote speech at GOTO Berlin about "The Art of Embracing Change". The title of my talk was inspired by the subtitle of Kent' Beck's "Extreme Programming Explained"...
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SAFe, LeSS, DAD, and ScrumPLOP

by Joe Little, 20 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

First, I wanted to say that I feel each ‘large scale agile’ situation is different.  The key problems are different.  And therefore, the solution(s) should be different. And...
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How to Adopt Agile Retrospectives

by Ben Linders, 16 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

Adopting retrospectives is an organizational change where professionals adapt their way of working, their behavior. It won't just happen, and if not properly supported it may take much...
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Why Even Good Managers Cause Projects to Fail

In December 1999 I published my first “agile” book, Adaptive Software Development (wow, nearly 15 years ago now). Recently, Dorset House Publishing and Addison-Wesley brought...
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Evolving Estimation Process

I took the photo of one of our product development teams yesterday. What I hope you can see from the photo is engagement of everyone in the conversation. It's quite unlike many tedious...
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Why I prefer ‘Release Plan Refactoring’ to ‘grooming’

by Joe Little, 12 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

I was just doing a course with Dave Muldoon in Canada. One of the workshops was scaling. In that context, we discussed release plan refactoring or product backlog grooming. To me, the...
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Non-Judgmental Communication for Agile Teams

by Olga Kouzina, 11 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

A couple months ago I started a series of posts about communication (see Non-Violent Communication for Agile Teams). The concept of non-violent communication has been introduced and...
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Feature Teams: First Among Equals

by Olga Kouzina, 10 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

Last week, in the When One Product Owner Is Not Enough post, I shared some thoughts on when a team might consider replacing one product owner with several feature owners. This time...
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3 Problems with Age and Popularity

by Kelly Waters, 8 October 2013
Agile Adoption

Tomorrow marks the start of the 11th annual Agile Business Conference in London.  It's a great conference and it's the time of year when I generally reflect on what I see happening...
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The Four Dimensions of Adaptability

I was reminded recently that people think of adaptability in too few dimensions. To me adaptability and agility are synonyms characterized by “the ability to both create and respond...
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