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  • Video Lesson Introducing Scrum and Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 09, 2014

    The video lesson Scrum fundamentals by Tommy Norman is a downloadable training which gives an introduction to agile software development using Scrum. InfoQ interviewed Tommy about why he made this introduction training, the roles, artifacts and events of Scrum, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources where people can learn more about agile.

  • Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

    What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? At the Agile Tour Brussels conference Jan de Baere presented the why and how of a company that adopted agile, the journey that they went through, and how it came to a sudden end. InfoQ interviewed him about the agile change approach, culture and trust, and the lessons learned from an agile journey.

  • Agile's Teenage Crisis?

    by Philippe Kruchten on  Jun 20, 2011 12

    Philippe Kruchten attended the 10 year anniversary event at Snowbird. He discusses a number of elephants in the agile room (topics that need to be addressed, but have been pointedly ignored) that were identified at that meeting. Ranging from politics to lack of context when implementing agile to the role of the agile alliance the participants raised these points for the community to consider.

Learning Ruby on Rails with Michael Hartl

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Apr 12, 2011

Learning a new programming language can be a daunting task and at times difficult to know where to start. Now try to learn a new web framework at the same time and you have a recipe for confusion. 3

Excerpts from an Interview with James Bach

Posted by Abel Avram on  Sep 12, 2009

In this interview James Bach covers topics like: engineering, why we should be telling success stories, opening our minds to other scientific domains, automated testing and exploratory testing.

"Systems Development": a New Discipline for a New Education

Posted by Dr. Dave West on  Sep 12, 2008

A new computing discipline, “Systems Development”, emphasizes humanity, craft, design, creativity, innovation, and emergence, and replaces today’s sterile classrooms with the workshop, or “bottega.” 3

A Leaner Start: Reducing Team Setup Times

Posted by Pat Kua on  Nov 22, 2007

How long before a new team member is effective? In a Scrum, "I did (unintelligible) yesterday" offers them more questions than answers! Pat Kua suggests practices to reduce newcomer "setup time". 13

Experience Report: Beginners and Experts All Benefit in Open Space

Posted by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Nov 20, 2006

Agile events are receiving an influx of novices - should new conferences be organized for beginners? A report from XPday suggests that mixing up expertise levels creates a valuable experience for all. 1

Experience Report: Agile Development Apprenticeship at NMHU

Posted by Pam Rostal & Dave West on  Oct 16, 2006

The story of a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University, begun in 2004-2005: an apprentice shop where students and customers used Agile practices.

From Java to Ruby: Risk

Posted by Bruce Tate on  Aug 31, 2006

Bruce Tate examines the changing risk profiles for Java and Ruby from a managers perspective, examining Java's initial adoption and also common risk myths about Rails. 37

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