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Technical Lessons Learned Turning the Agile Dials to Eleven



In this presentation filmed during Agile 2008, Craig Smith and Paul King present what happens when one tries to be super Agile. Practically, they employed most currently used Agile practices on several projects, then they experimented with new ideas leading them to better results, increased productivity and quality.


Paul King has contributed to open source projects and international standards, has won prizes for his research, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Paul's special interest areas are Java, Agile development, open source testing tools, XML and Web services, and dynamic languages such as Ruby and Groovy. Craig Smith is a Certified Scrum Master and IT Professional.

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Agile 2008 is an exciting international industry conference that presents the latest techniques, technologies, attitudes and first-hand experience, from both a management and development perspective, for successful Agile software development.

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Oct 30, 2008

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  • Resources that were mentioned

    by Matthew Cooper,

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    Interesting ideas. I'd be interested in the white paper and the open source projects that were mentioned in the presentation. Any ideas where I can get hold of them?

  • Re: Resources that were mentioned

    by Paul King,

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    Hi Matthew,

    Here are some relevant links.

    Some of the IntelliJ plugins we use:

    BDD-style framework incorporating some of the ideas:

    TDD-flavored framework incorporating some of the ideas:

    Groovy now has some of the ideas baked into the language:

    Agile 2008 conference web site from where you can get the conference proceedings:
    (I couldn't find a link just now but if you contact them I am sure they will give you the details. If you have no luck, get back in touch and I can see what I can do.)

    Cheers, Paul.

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