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  • Culture & Methods Follow 231 Followers

    Escaping Method Prison

    by Ivar Jacobson Follow 0 Followers , Roly Stimson Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 21, 2017 1

    Methods are our best tool to get great software. But today they put us in method prisons with method wars, reliance on gurus and swings from method to method. How foolish is this? It needs to be stopped. The new Essence standard efficiently stops that path. And, teams get better methods, selected from a practice library and support in their daily work. Executives get forever learning org’s.

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    Technical Practices as a Hack on Consciousness: Why to Hack Yourself

    by Jean Richardson Follow 0 Followers , Matthew Plavcan Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 01, 2016 1

    Software technical practices are usually adopted as a means of creating better products. These practices can create and maintain a healthy human system. Technical practices raise the consciousness of individuals and the team as a whole. Technical practices hack consciousness giving us a quick, deep chute into depths of connection that improve our selves, our products, and our world.

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    Why Won’t They Pair?

    by Linda M Cook Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 27, 2016 3

    Pair programming is one of the core techniques of eXtreme Programming and has been shown to be effective for knowledge sharing as well as code quality, but it is a practice that is often not used, even in the most agile of organizations. Linda Cook explores why that is and provides some advice on how to encourage teams to try the practice.

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Revisiting XP: be a thoughtful programmer by exercising more collective ownership

Posted by Tiago Romero Garcia Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 01, 2015

Frequently developers cause and face regular frustration often due to a lack of consideration for those who come after them. This article explores collective code ownership to address this. 2

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Naresh Jain: Dealing with Change in an Evolving Contextual World

Posted by Naresh Jain Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 24, 2011

Agile is a great starting place, it is important for organisations and teams to get the fundamentals right; just agile isn't enough for many problems today. Lean Startup is the next logical step. 8

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Making TDD Stick: Problems and Solutions for Adopters

Posted by Mark Levison Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 05, 2009

Teams in large organizations still struggle to adopt TDD. In this article Mark Levison shares problems he uncovered when he surveyed teams, and his own strategy to introduce TDD into an organization. 12

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Book Review: Agile Adoption Patterns, A Roadmap to Organizational Success

Posted by Ryan Cooper Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 21, 2008

With Agile adoption, context is everything: this book offers patterns and tools to help determine which practices most contribute to meeting your organization's goals. 2

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Kent Beck on Agile Adoption & Values

Posted by Kurt Christensen Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 09, 2007

InfoQ editor Kurt Christensen recently had the chance to ask Kent Beck a few questions about the challenges associated with adopting and applying agile values and practices. 8

Culture & Methods Follow 231 Followers

Case Study: Targeted Practice Adoption using Patterns

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy Follow 0 Followers , John Mufarrige Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 29, 2007

Teams new to Agile wonder which practices to start with, and which will most benefit their own context. This article proposes a customized adoption approach to help teams decide where to focus first.

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Adopting Agile Development Practices: Using Patterns to Share our Experiences

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 06, 2006

Amr Elssamadisy tells how participants at XPday Montreal focused on the dynamics of adoption, rather than the structure resulting from adoption, to compile Agile adoption patterns helpful to novices. 1

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Experience Report: Agile Development Apprenticeship at NMHU

Posted by Pam Rostal Follow 0 Followers , Dave West  Followers 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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Interview: Jim Johnson of the Standish Group

Posted by Deborah Hartmann Preuss Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 25, 2006

The creator of the CHAOS Chronicles, Standish Group founder and chairman Jim Johnson, spent some time with InfoQ discussing his research, and the role of Agile in changing the IT industry. 11

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