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Measure for Measure

Posted by Keith Braithwaite  on  Jun 16, 2009 5

It is possible to measure certain properties of code, and on the one hand, correlate them with project factors known to have economic merit and on the other, with programmer-pleasing practices. This session surveys emerging evidence that we can measure the effect of the technical practices of Agile development, and explores what we might be able to do about it to our benefit.

A Tale of 2 Systems

Posted by Pete Goodliffe  on  May 05, 2009

In this video recorded during QCon London 2008, Pete Goodliffe presents two Linux-based audio products with a complete different outcome, software design making the difference.

10 Ways to Improve Your Code

Posted by Neal Ford  on  Apr 15, 2009 19

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Neal Ford, an architect at ThoughtWorks, shows 10 ways to write better code. This is practical advice for developers, but application architects can benefit from it too.

Kent Beck: Trends in Agile Development

Posted by Kent Beck  on  Jan 19, 2009 1

In this presentation, Kent Beck, the father of eXtreme Programming, shows the synergies between business and Agile development. The reason Agile is becoming more popular every day is because it responds to the business needs as they evolve.

Embrace Uncertainty

Posted by Jeff Patton  on  Dec 27, 2008 2

In this original presentation from the Communitech Agile Event, Jeff Patton, winner of the Agile Alliance’s 2007 Gordon Pask Award, explains why one needs to embrace uncertainty in order to succeed with his/her Agile project and how to avoid some of the common mistakes leading to project failure.

Jeff Sutherland: Reaching Hyper-Productivity with Outsourced Development Teams

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

In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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