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Metrics in an Agile World

Posted by Rob Myers and James Shore  on  Oct 18, 2009 2

Metrics at every level of the Agile organization receive scrutiny: Measuring value, team performance, progress, quality, and even code design attributes will be taken into consideration.

When it Just HAS to Work

Posted by Brian Shoemaker and Nancy Van Schooenderwoert  on  Sep 30, 2009 1

This talk gives practical tips for adopting an agile approach to planning, team interactions and risk management. When the culture shifts, teams achieve goals sooner and safety is greatly enhanced.

Scaling Up by Scaling Down: A (re)Focus on Individual Skills

Posted by Ashley Johnson and Amr Elssamadisy  on  Sep 11, 2009

In this presentation, the causality between performance in the small (individuals and teams) and performance in the large is highlighted and explained.

Deliberate Practice in Software Development

Posted by Mary Poppendieck  on  Sep 11, 2009 2

This talk covers Deliberate Practice in Software Development, a.k.a. the theory behind craftsmanship. Areas covered include nature vs nurture, the value of practice, & elements of deliberate practice.

I Come to Bury Agile, Not to Praise It

Posted by Alistair Cockburn  on  Sep 11, 2009 4

Agile came from small, colocated projects in the 1990s. Agile development now sits in a larger landscape and should be viewed accordingly. This talk discusses the new, larger agile development space.

Agile by the Numbers: What People Are Really Doing in Practice

Posted by Scott Ambler  on  Sep 10, 2009 2

This talk summarizes the results of 4 years of industry surveys around agile technique adoption and effectiveness. Reality can be very different from the rhetoric in mailing lists, articles and books.

Integration Tests Are a Scam

Posted by J.B. Rainsberger  on  Sep 10, 2009 32

Integration tests are a scam, they burden you with long-running, fragile, hard-to-understand test suites. Learn the two-pronged attack that solves the problem: collaboration tests and contract tests.

Manager's Introduction to Test-Driven Development

Posted by Dave Nicolette and Karl Scotland  on  Nov 27, 2008 5

Dave Nicolette and Karl Scotland try to introduce non-technical managers to one of the most popular Agile development techniques: Test-Driven Development (TDD).

Principles and Practices of Lean-Agile Software Development

Posted by Alan Shalloway  on  Nov 17, 2008

Alan Shalloway, CEO and founder of Net Objectives, presents the Lean software development principles and practices and how they can benefit to Agile practitioners.

Jeff Sutherland: Reaching Hyper-Productivity with Outsourced Development Teams

Posted by Jeff Sutherland and Guido Schoonheim  on  Nov 07, 2008 1

Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum, and Guido Schoonheim, CTO of Xebia, present an actual case of reaching hyper-productivity with a large distributed team using XP and Scrum.

Technical Lessons Learned Turning the Agile Dials to Eleven

Posted by Craig Smith and Paul King  on  Oct 30, 2008 2

Craig Smith and Paul King present their experiments with new Agile ideas leading them to better results, increased productivity and quality.

Planning with a Large Distributed Team

Posted by Wes Williams and Mike Stout  on  Oct 16, 2008 1

Williams and Stout share their recent experience with a large distributed team, the planning hurdles they encountered and how they passed them, and their recommendation: avoid large distributed teams.

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