InfoQ Video: Practices of an Agile Developer
Venkat describes their approach as consisting of "Practices and Balance:"
- We’ll start with often convincing, but troubling, thoughts...
- We’ll discuss good practices, recommendations, dos and don’ts, and
- We'll summarize our advice for the practice, then
- Tell you "what it feels like" when you're doing it right, and
- Tell you how to keep your balance.
The "what it feels like" section is unusual, and welcome. For example:
The video covers these topics, just a sampling of the 45 practices included in the book:
- Beginning Agility:
- Work for Outcome
- Criticise Ideas, not People
- Feeding Agility:
- Keep Up With Change
- Invest in Your Team
- Feel the Rhythm
- Delivering What Users Want:
- Let Customers Make Decisions
- Let Design Guide, Not Dictate
- Fixed Prices are Broken Promises
- Agile Feedback:
- Different Makes a Difference
- Agile Debugging:
- Attack Problems in Isolation
- Agile Collaboration:
- Schedule Regular Face Time
- Be a Mentor
I think it is important that we all spend time; if you are a person who is interested in a 9 to 5 job, I recommend that you have a career switch. Software development is not a field where you can just go to work; we are a professional community; it requires a great deal of effort and agility to keep up with it. So get on the treadmill and march along and that's the only way to succeed.
Great presentation on Agile programming
I really enjoyed your presentation and most of the things said in the presentation. It will help me a lot in changing the way I am working right now and also my team members.
I'm converted :)
João Vieira da Luz
Thanks for talk João