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Measuring Agile in the Enterprise: 5 Success Factors for Large-Scale Agile Adoption

Posted by Michael Mah  on  Oct 09, 2008 4

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Michael Mah analyzes the development process in 5 companies: 2 Agile (one of them BMC) and 3 classic. He measures the development productivity and effectiveness and compares the results with industry averages. He also presents the factors which contributed to the success of BMC's Agile adoption.

Fostering Software Craftsmanship in a Corporate Setting

Posted by Scott Dillman  on  Sep 28, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Dillman talks about transforming developers into software craftsmen, people responsible for their work, continuously learning, taking pride in doing qualitative work, sharing knowledge and respecting professional standards.

Extremely Short Iterations as a Catalyst for Effective Prioritization of Work

Posted by Mishkin Berteig  on  Sep 24, 2008 1

Mishkin Berteig presents a situation where he proposed to a software development team, which just started to experiment with Scrum, to accept 2-days iterations. The approach was trying to tackle their organizational lack of prioritization resulting in constant crisis. Their decision led to a bigger crisis which exposed the need for task prioritization.

When Working Software Is Not Enough: A Story of Project Failure

Posted by Mitch Lacey  on  Sep 20, 2008 20

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Mitch Lacey talks about a real life project that was on the verge of being successful, but was deemed as unsuccessful by the customer. Considering that "the true measure of project progress is working software", Mitch and his team delivered the software, but the client was not satisfied.

Prioritizing Your Product Backlog

Posted by Mike Cohn  on  Sep 11, 2008 3

Choosing the right features can make the difference between the success and failure of a software product. Mike Cohn presented 'Prioritizing your Project Backlog' at Agile 2008 on how a project backlog should be organized and prioritized and non-financial techniques for prioritization such as kano analysis, theme screening/scoring, relative weighting and analytic hierarchy process.

Agile in Practice: What Is Actually Going On Out There?

Posted by Scott Ambler  on  Sep 03, 2008 11

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Scott Ambler talks about actual data resulting from surveys made during 2006-2008, showing how Agile is perceived and implemented within organizations. Some of the topics surveyed are: the adoption rate of Agile, the effectiveness of Agile approaches, the effectiveness of various techniques.

Agile and Beyond - The Power of Aspirational Teams

Posted by Tim Mackinnon  on  Aug 27, 2008 1

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Tim Mackinnon talks about the aspirations behind the Agile principles and practices, the desire to become efficient, to write quality code which does not end up being thrown away. Tim has a personal perspective on Agile practices and shares from his own experience.

Future Directions for Agile

Posted by David Anderson  on  Aug 22, 2008 3

David Anderson talks about the history of Agile, the current status of it and his vision for the future. The role of Agile does not stand in just having a practice, but in finding ways to implement the principles contained by the Agile Manifesto.

10 Ways to Screw Up with Scrum and XP

Posted by Henrik Kniberg  on  Aug 20, 2008 4

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Henrik Kniberg talks about 10 possible reasons to fail while doing Scrum and XP. Maybe the team does not have a definition of what Done means to them, or they don't know what their velocity is, or they don't hold retrospectives.

Natural Laws of Software Development - Deriving Agile Practices

Posted by Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson  on  Aug 17, 2008 3

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson derive Agile practices from the natural laws of software development. They don't just say "Be Agile!", but they explain why Agile practices make perfect sense in the software development world.

"We Suck Less!" Is Not Enough

Posted by David Douglas & Robin Dymond  on  Aug 15, 2008 4

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, David Douglas and Robin Dymond discuss about companies which try to adopt Agile, but don't go all the way, resulting in failure and rejection of it, and predictably having a negative impact on Agile's future.

The Development of a New Car at Toyota

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe  on  Aug 13, 2008 3

Kenji Hiranabe talks about Toyota's development process of a new car. Kenji shares his experience meeting Nobuaki Katayama, former Chief Engineer at Toyota, and the lessons he learned from him.

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