Agile Zone is brought to you in partnership with:
  • submit to reddit
Lyndsey Clevesy01/20/10
4183 views
0 replies

Assessing Agile Readiness with Joshua Kerievsky

Founder and President of Industrial Logic, Joshua Kerievsky, has been a top player in the world of Agile since the 1990s. He talks here about what his company is currently doing to scale agile across large organizations.  Kerievsky offers the DZone community...

Lyndsey Clevesy01/20/10
1009 views
0 replies

Assessing Agile Readiness with Joshua Kerievsky

Founder and President of Industrial Logic, Joshua Kerievsky, has been a top player in the world of Agile since the 1990s. He talks here about what his company is currently doing to scale agile across large organizations.  Kerievsky offers the DZone community...

Lyndsey Clevesy01/20/10
2344 views
0 replies

The Secrets of Great Management

Agile consultant and book author, Esther Derby shares her expertise on the manager's role in work systems.

Lyndsey Clevesy01/20/10
2387 views
0 replies

Managing Project Priorities

Johanna Rothman discusses her role as chairman of the Agile 2009 conference and her experiences in agile consulting.

Ted Neward01/20/10
3272 views
0 replies

10 Things to Improve Your Development Career

Cruising the Web late last night, I ran across "10 things you can do to advance your career as a developer", summarized below: Build a PC Participate in an online forum and help others Man the help desk Perform field service Perform DBA functions...

Lyndsey Clevesy01/19/10
5867 views
0 replies

Esther Derby Shares the Secrets of Great Management

Esther Derby is the president of her own agile consulting firm, Esther Derby Associates, Inc.  She's doing the usual mix of workshops, coaching, and consulting as well as writing a book.  Her book is about state-of-the-art management, which focuses not just...

Craig Dickson01/19/10
12229 views
4 replies

Scrum Anti-pattern : Prioritizing Stories Within Sprints

The prioritization of Stories is a core practice in the Scrum agile development process. In fact it is probably the single most important responsibility of the Product Owner – making sure the Product Backlog is prioritized properly to maximize...

Mitch Pronschinske01/19/10
2085 views
0 replies

Agile 2010 Set for Nashville, Call for Speakers Now Open

The Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced the “call for speakers” for Agile 2010 is now open. Set for Aug. 9 – 13 in Nashville.  Agile...

Kelly Waters01/19/10
2041 views
0 replies

Agile Development Teams Need Managers Too!

Mike Cottmeyer recently wrote an interesting article about whether or not managers can lead agile teams? Organisations do need managers, for a wide variety of reasons. And let's face it, the roles of Product Owner and Scrum Master are management roles.They...

Mitch Pronschinske01/19/10
6633 views
0 replies

Scrum and XP are New - Their Principles are Not

New agile methodologies are sometimes criticized for simply re-labelling old practices and calling them 'new'.  Scrum in particular is critcized for rebranding things like iterations and stand ups as "sprints" and "scrums".  DZone...

Mike Cottmeyer01/18/10
1386 views
0 replies

Sometimes, Agile Alone Isn't Enough

So now that we have set a little context, it's time to start getting down to the business of talking about how to solve the problem. About time huh? This next section is intended to bridge to a high-level description of the solution and then a chapter by...

Mitch Pronschinske01/18/10
20358 views
3 replies

Kanban's Not Better than Scrum, It's Just Smaller

Henrik Kniberg, an Agile & Lean coach at Crisp, has written some great blog posts that compare Scrum and Kanban.  He says it's unfortunate that most discussions comparing Scrum to Kanban are focused on trying to see which is better.  "To me, this...

Michael Dubakov01/15/10
1605 views
0 replies

Tale: Deadline and Technical Debt

Once upon a time there lived a very brave and adventurous young man by the name Arthur. He lived in a large kingdom with knights and castles and an extremely cunning king who had a beautiful daughter - Caroline. She was so beautiful, that every morning...

Mitch Pronschinske01/14/10
5671 views
0 replies

Johanna Rothman: Managing Project Priorities

In this interview, Johanna Rothman, the founder of Rothman Consulting Group, tells us about her role as chairman of the Agile 2009 conference and her experiences in agile consulting.  She says there are still companies that don't know what their project...

Jack Milunsky01/14/10
4185 views
0 replies

Technical stories - are they included on the backlog?

Introduction If you're not already a member of the Scrum development group on Yahoo, you really should join. There's a fortune of information changing hands and you can learn so much from the interactions. Just recently there was a huge debate on the...

Kelly Waters01/13/10
4554 views
0 replies

Agile Project Management Software: Poll Results

Back in September 2009, I ran a poll on what agile project management software people would recommend. I was amazed at the response - so far (Jan 2010), about 2,000 people have voted!For those that haven't been back to the poll to see the results, here they...

Lyndsey Clevesy01/12/10
12524 views
0 replies

From Waterfall to Agile: An Exclusive Interview with VersionOne's Ian Culling

In this interview, Ian Culling, the CTO at VersionOne, explains how agile methodologies can be liberating for developers.  He says, "There's so many reasons why it's a better place to be.  I found that there's a large population in established...

Mendelt Siebenga01/12/10
5657 views
2 replies

The dirty secret of pair programming

Pair programming is one of the more controversial extreme programming practices. Having two people work on the same piece of code at the same time looks very unpractical and inefficient to someone not familiar with this practice. Pair programming...

Mitch Pronschinske01/11/10
6190 views
0 replies

Perforce SCM Gains an Edge in Offline Capabilities

Today's new version release of Perforce's Software Configuration Management (SCM) system contains a new  shelving feature, real-time metadata replication, and additional functionality for working offline.  Version 2009.2 also has improved system...

James Shore01/11/10
1890 views
0 replies

Why I Don't Provide Agile Certification

There's been a lot said about certification lately. I think it's a natural outgrowth of Agile's growing popularity. Unfortunately, I think it's also an outgrowth of the continued watering-down of Agile, which--if we're not careful--will lead to Agile...

Hamlet D'Arcy01/11/10
7960 views
0 replies

60 Second Agility: ROTI Meetings

Always in search of the absolute minimum of ceremony, my last team "discovered" a useful agile practice that takes 60 seconds from start to end: the ROTI Meeting.After every meeting, on the way out the door, draw a diagonal line on the whiteboard...

Mitch Pronschinske01/11/10
7493 views
0 replies

How Kanban Got Hot - David Anderson Interview Part I

Kanban looks like it's becoming the next big trend in agile development.  With its simple, adaptive approach to work organization, Kanban's Lean approach to software development may become even more popular than Scrum.  Although Scrum is fresh and...

Mike Cottmeyer01/08/10
1778 views
1 replies

The Problem with Big

I mentioned a while ago that Dennis and I were planning to blog our way through this book we are writing. We'll, over the holidays I really got serious about writing this thing, and we dropped a pretty detailed chapter outline, and almost 7000 words into...

Mitch Pronschinske01/08/10
2717 views
0 replies

Enough with the Gimmicks! Let's Evolve

Mark Lines is a Co-founder of Unified Process Mentors who also works on IBM's worldwide advisory board for methods.  He's familiar with almost every flavor of agile.  "It seems like every couple of years there's a hot new methodology," said Lines...

Mitch Pronschinske01/07/10
1847 views
0 replies

ADS Launches Skirmish Model for Agile

There's no single formula for agile transition.  Many agile consulting agencies aren't adaptive enough to take the organization's context into account.  In these cases, agile can feel forced and employees will resist its implementation.  Some will even...