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Derwyn Harris08/21/14
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The Need To Review The Agile Manifesto

Since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001 much has changed. It's time to rethink yesterday’s manifesto in a new light and deconstruct which concepts were home runs and which still need to evolve.

Cal Evans08/20/14
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Learn from NO

Most companies have some variation of the same process for interviewing developers. There are a myriad of reasons for the candidate to say No. The important thing is for you to learn from their NO.

Dave Rooney08/19/14
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An Appetite for Change

So, regardless of whether a change is imposed by the management of an organization, is requested by and driven by those most affected by the change, or any combination of both, the fundamental mathematics remain the same.

Chris Odell08/19/14
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Agile Decompiled: In Conclusion

Hopefully these articles have helped the reader decide if a) agile will work for them and b) if they are already working in an agile way.

Johanna Rothman08/18/14
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People Are Not Resources

People aren’t resources! People finish work. If you don’t want us to finish projects, let’s decide which projects not to do. Then we can re-allocate people, if we want. But we don’t start with people. That’s crazy.

Curtis Lassam08/15/14
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Cube Drone #1: Elevator

From software developer Curtis Lassam (who writes about comics and code) comes a comic series called Cube Drone. This is Cube Drone #1: Elevator.

Johanna Rothman08/15/14
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Agile Bootcamp Talk Posted on Slideshare

I posted my slides for my Agile 2014 talk, Agile Projects, Program & Portfolio Management: No Air Quotes Required on Slideshare. It’s a bootcamp talk, so the majority of the talk is making sure that people understand the basics about projects. Walk before you run. That part.

Kapil Viren Ahuja08/15/14
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Square Pegs in Round Holes

The web is no longer a way we push some static content; it’s more about telling a compelling story, making people come to you and buy stuff

Mike Cottmeyer08/15/14
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Agile Chronicles (Composite Stories) - Agile Artifacts - Ephemeral v. Enduring Value

During retrospection, when evaluating the quality and value of our artifacts for Epic, Feature and Story decomposition a common theme for our scrum teams is that these artifacts are by design barely sufficient and as such are ephemeral and provide no enduring value.

Victor Savkin08/15/14
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Using Trello for Your Personal Productivity System

I like this system because I find the visual aspect very important. It gives me a sense of accomplishment, which I value. Since most of what I do is creative work, fighting procrastination and “resistance” is high on my list of priorities, and visual tools help me with that.

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Mike Cottmeyer08/14/14
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Aggressive Decoupling of Scrum Teams

What does aggressive decoupling look like?

Mike Bushong08/14/14
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Is your career a destination or a journey?

When most people think about their careers, they tend to think 5 years out and picture the job they would like to have. This works well when you know with precision where you want to be, but what happens if your future isn’t quite so certain?

Rob J Hyndman08/14/14
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What not to say in a job interview

I’ve interviewed a few people for jobs at Monash University, and there’s always someone who comes out with something surprising. Here are some real examples.

John Sonmez08/13/14
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How to Negotiate Your Salary

I’m often surprised how many software developers neglect to do any salary negotiations at all or make a single attempt at negotiating their salary and then give up and take whatever is offered. Here's how you should do it.

Ricci Gian Maria08/13/14
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Git submodule update error: Permission Denied Publickey

It could happen when you clone a Git Repository with submodules, issuing a git submodule update command, that you are prompted with this error error.

Dave Fecak08/12/14
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"...but I'm negotiable"

Never start negotiating downward until some objection is provided, and don’t mistake the silence of an interviewer as an objection.

Rob Galanakis08/12/14
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You must manage what you can’t measure

If you want to truly engage with employees as empowered and creative individuals, you must manage what you can’t measure. If you want to create a learning organization optimized for long-term health, you must manage what you can’t measure.

Niels Matthijs08/07/14
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On Messing Up and Missing Deadlines

Looking at all the projects I've worked on over the years, big or small, there's been one nasty constant. A mistake that creeps up on you at least once a project and puts an indelible mark on all future work. And it has everything to do with not sticking to the optimal workflow.

Mike Cottmeyer08/07/14
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Agile in a Remote Workplace World

How do you enable collaboration when team members are working from home? How do remote teams engage in stand up meetings, sprint planning sessions, retrospective meetings, and other Agile ceremonies?

Chase Seibert08/05/14
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Why software engineers should maintain a blog

I have a few pieces of standard advice that I give to anyone starting out in software engineering. Join a startup, max out your 401k and start a blog. Why should you start blogging?

Ian Mitchell08/05/14
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Pattern of the Month: Minimum Viable Product

Minimum Viable Product is a term for which we might expect a rigorous definition, but it actually means different things to different people. In this article we consider the intent and motivation behind MVP's and discern the pattern behind their usage.

Mike Bushong08/05/14
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At the office, are you a doctor or a patient?

Every interaction with your management chain is effectively a dress rehearsal for your career. With this in mind, be mindful of whether the conversation you initiate is closer to a doctor-patient or a doctor-doctor discussion.

Adi Gaskell08/04/14
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How breaks help you get in the zone

The general gist is that taking regular breaks allows ones brain to refresh and attack tasks with a renewed vigour. A couple of recent studies have explored how social media can play its part in all of this.

Mike Cottmeyer08/04/14
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Agile 2014: Personal Kanban

Here is the deck from my Agile2014 workshop on Personal Kanban.