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  • Interview: William E. Perry - Author iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team

    by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2011

    In his book, iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team, author William E. Perry demolishes the cliché - "There is no ‘I’ in team." As Perry explains, the phrase is nonsense because it is the individual differences in team members that make teams great. In this interview, Ben Linders explores with the author the motivations for writing the book as well as some of the key thoughts.

  • Are You a Whole Team?

    by Matthew Philip on  May 12, 2011 2

    Key to the success of Agile is a "Whole Team", a cross functional team of generalizing specialists. A group that works across boundaries. Matthew Philip diagnoses some of their common problems, such as "Emphasis on Titles", the "Hero Culture" and more. Matthew looks at the root causes and possible cures.

  • Agile and SOA, Hand in Glove?

    by Mary Beijleveld on  Feb 02, 2010

    Agile is the hand that works in the glove. SOA is the glove, the scope is enterprise wide. Most principles of SOA and Agile are not in conflict. When they are, they keep each other sane. Agile development without a clear vision of the goals and objectives of the company is futile. SOA without a clear vision how to make it real using agile development principles is a waste of time and money.

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2008

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Dec 12, 2008

The main takeway points and lessons learned from QCon San Francisco 2008 as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Experience QCon through the opinions of the attendees!

"Who Do You Trust?" by Linda Rising

Posted by Tsutomu Yasui , translated by Kazuteru Tajima   on  Sep 23, 2008

Dr. Linda Rising talks about experiments conducted many years ago, presenting how deep, powerfully affecting, and difficult to avoid are human “prejudices” and “stereotypes”. 1

Using Numbers to Communicate - in the Spirit of Agile

Posted by Linda Rising and Barbara Chauvin on  Jun 13, 2008

Developers and the business use numbers differently, leading to poor communication. Here the "Spirit of Agile" tells a developer the trick: translate non-computational issues into number language. 3

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2008

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Apr 09, 2008

The main takeway points and lessons learned from QCon London 2008 as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Experience QCon through the opinions of the attendees!

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon San Francisco 2007

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Nov 27, 2007

The main takeway points and lessons learned from QCon San Francisco 2007 as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Experience QCon through the opinions of the attendees! 2

Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2007

Posted by Floyd Marinescu on  Mar 22, 2007

The main takeway points and lessons learned from QCon 2007 as seen by the many attendees who blogged about QCon. Experience QCon through the opinions of the attendees! 8

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.

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