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Three Years of Real-World Ruby

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Jul 12, 2009 12

Martin Fowler talks about ThoughtWorks's experience with using Ruby on client projects for the past three years.

Lean Concepts for IT Professionals

Posted by Richard Durnall and Kraig Parkinson  on  Jun 17, 2009 3

This presentation provides background for Lean principles and introduces the idea of using those principles as a foundation for "Lean Thinking" and show how this can be applied to IT development.

Democratic Political Technology Revolution

Posted by Martin Fowler and Zack Exley  on  May 29, 2009 1

This presentation explores the radical evolution in political technology 2004-2008 and how political start-ups built innovative social applications that raised $1/2 billion and elected a President.

Agile Methods and User Centered Design

Posted by Dave Robertson, John Johnston  on  Feb 02, 2009

Dave Robertson and John Johnston explain what the Agile and User Centered Design’s (UCD) common denominators are, common values being the most important one in their opinion.

BayAPLN Agile Expert Panel

Posted by David Chilcott, Polyanna Pixton, David Hussman, Sue Mckinney, Pat Reed  on  Jan 12, 2009

InfoQ and BayAPLN organized a panel comprised of the following Agile experts which answered questions from the audience: David Chilcott, Polyanna Pixton, David Hussman, Sue Mckinney, Pat Reed.

Shaw and Fowler About Forging a New Alliance

Posted by Scott Shaw and Martin Fowler  on  Oct 06, 2008 10

Shaw and Fowler talk about the need for a new relationship between the business department and the IT department. Studies have shown that projects mostly fail due to miscommunication between the two.

Do the Hustle

Posted by Obie Fernandez  on  Aug 17, 2008 8

Obie Fernandez shares his experience selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket and give tips how Ruby developers can work with clients.

Succeeding With Agile: A Guide To Transitioning

Posted by Mike Cohn  on  Aug 07, 2008 3

Mike Cohn talks about the transitioning process towards an agile organization, why the process is inherently difficult, and what it takes to see self-organization emerging.

Mingle: Building a Rails-Based Product

Posted by Neal Ford  on  Jun 06, 2008

Neal Ford talks about Mingle, Thoughtworks Studios' project management software. Besides Mingle's features, Neal also talks about the experience of building Mingle on JRuby.

Context-Driven Agile Leadership: Managing Complexity and Uncertainty

Posted by Todd Little  on  Feb 11, 2008

When we start a project, can methodology be mandated, or is it arbitrary? At Agile2006 Todd Little shared a model to help leaders choose, and emphasised project 'steering' for success.

Leading the Agile Way: Duty. Honor. Delivery.

Posted by Mark Salamango & John Cunningham  on  Dec 31, 2007

In this video Mark Salamango and John Cunningham looked at their experiences of introducing Agile in the Army, and how frequent delivery offers Agile leaders a kind of "soft" but very effective power.

Mary Poppendieck on The Role of Leadership in Software Development

Posted by Mary Poppendieck  on  Nov 27, 2007 4

This 90-minute talk reviewed 20th century theories, including Toyota and Deming, and addressed "the matrix problem", alignment, waste cutting, standards and "balance sheet thinking".

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