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45:30

Humble Programmers’ Reflections by Example on Unit Tests, TDD and BDD

Posted by Bruce Meacham  on  Oct 25, 2014

Bruce Meacham discusses using user stories and business requirements for writing good tests that lead to good code, with examples in C#/SpecFlow and JavaScript/Cucumber.

32:29

Complex Projects Aren't Planable but Controllable

Posted by Jutta Eckstein  on  Sep 20, 2014 1

Jutta Eckstein provides insights in the latest scientific research on planning and shows how Beyond Budgeting and Agile principles can be combined so that even complex projects remain controllable.

52:40

Caml Trading - Experiences with OCaml on Wall Street

Posted by Yaron Minsky  on  Sep 06, 2014

Jane Street runs a large trading business on software written almost entirely in OCaml, a statically typed functional language. Yaron Minsky shows the reasons for choosing Ocaml and how it worked out.

30:35

CoffeeScript: The Good Parts

Posted by Azat Mardan  on  Aug 28, 2014

Azat Mardan shares experiences using CoffeeScript in production, exploring its format, evaluating its design and showcasing some of the more useful and prominent projects that have adopted it.

50:51

Why Superman Is Not a Good Agile Team Member

Posted by Karen Siers  on  Jul 27, 2014

Karen Siers outlines the difficulties encountered by a developer switching from a waterfall or cowboy coding environment to a collaborative Agile style.

53:23

Risk Management is Project Management for Grown-Ups

Posted by Tim Lister  on  Jun 12, 2014

Tim Lister presents the advantages—and the dangers—of practicing risk management in an adult-like fashion, offering a process for tailoring an organization and discussing how it can grow up.

45:25

Back to the Future

Posted by Emma Langman  on  May 13, 2014

Emma Langman explores the usefulness of some of the Quality tools that have been around since the 50s for gathering requirements, tackling repeat problems, or innovating more efficiently as a team.

47:47

Voice of the Customer

Posted by Barb Spurway, Tracy Bowman  on  May 08, 2014

Barb Spurway, Tracy Bowman discuss Voice of the Customer (VoC), a Total Quality Management/ Lean Manufacturing concept helping teams build quality products from the customers’ perspective.

47:33

Methodology Patterns: a Different Approach to Create a Methodology for Your Project

Posted by Giovanni Asproni  on  Apr 05, 2014

Giovanni Asproni suggests that teams should not blindly embrace a methodology but rather create their own suiting their specific needs by using an approach based on patterns and pattern languages.

49:57

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Stakeholders

Posted by Rob Keefer  on  Mar 28, 2014

Rob Keefer outlines 7 practices that managers and other project stakeholders can use to influence an Agile team in a positive way.

44:47

How to Be Agile in a Waterfall Company

Posted by Dror Helper  on  Mar 09, 2014

Dror Helper shares from his experience implementing Agile practices in his team, outlining the do and don'ts that can make all the difference. He addresses teams working in a non-agile environment.

01:18:53

Story Mapping

Posted by David Hussman  on  Mar 02, 2014

David Hussman advises on story mapping: pick an idea, choose someone that might be helped by that idea, build a story map as a way to explore that person’s experience, and start the customer journey.

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