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Ashley Johnson on Personal Agility and Setting Higher Standards

Interview with Ashley Johnson Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 01, 2010 4

Ashley Johnson shares his views on Agile development, in particular the move toward “Personal Agility.” Johnson says it is not possible to have an Agile organization of any scale without having the individuals behave in an Agile manner. Part of Personal Agility is about taking responsibility and approaching others as humans rather than obstacles. Johnson also discussed the Scrum vs. Kanban debate.


Joshua Kerievsky Calls for Developer Performance Metrics

Interview with Joshua Kerievsky Follow 1 Followers on  Aug 11, 2010 11

In this interview, Joshua Kerievsky, founder of Industrial Logic, discusses the need for developer performance metrics to enable organizations to determine the capabilities of developers. He also discusses his project known as the Limited Red Society. The goal of the Limited Red Society is to help developers limit the amount of time their code is in the red.


Henrik Kniberg on Different Agile Processes

Interview with Henrik Kniberg Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 23, 2010 6

Henrik Kniberg discusses the differences among different Agile processes such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban. He shares the thought that processes wars are meaningless and we need to see each process as a tool; there are no bad tools; just tools used for the wrong purpose.


Interview: Joshua Kerievsky on System Metaphor

Interview with Joshua Kerievsky Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 13, 2009

In this interview at Agile 2009, Joshua Kerievsky describes how his team was able to transform their software development project once they found and used an appropriate system metaphor. Joshua also shares how his development team has let go of many traditional practices and continues to refine their skills such that they are delivering more value regularly.


Similarities Between Interaction Designers and Agile Programmers

Interview with Alan Cooper Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 29, 2009

In this interview made during Agile 2008, Alan Cooper, the father of Visual Basic and supporter of interaction design, talks about his contact with the Agile movement and the similarities discovered between Agile programmers and interaction designers.


Rachel Davies on Generic Agile

Interview with Rachel Davies Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 02, 2008 1

In this interview taken by Deborah Hartmann during Agile 2007, Rachel Davies, director of Agile Alliance, talks about Generic Agile, about the necessity to understand what is important in a development process, rather than sticking with a strict Agile method.


Coplien and Martin Debate TDD, CDD and Professionalism

Interview with Jim Coplien Follow 0 Followers , Bob Martin Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 18, 2008 13

Debate sprang up at JAOO '07 around Bob Martin's assertion that "nowadays it is irresponsible for a developer to ship a line of code he has not executed in a unit test." In this InfoQ video, he debated with Jim Coplien on this and other topics, including Design by Contract vs. TDD and how much up-front architecture is needed to keep a system consistent with the business domain model.


Kent Beck on Implementation Patterns

Interview with Kent Beck Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 25, 2008 9

Kent Beck is interviewed at OOPSLA 2007 about his new book, "Implementation patterns", the relationship between these patterns and XP, problems when adopting agile and the current status of design patterns.


Interview: Ron Jeffries on Running Tested Features

Interview with Ron Jeffries Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 30, 2006 14

Ron Jeffries' upcoming book looks at how tracking "Running Tested Features" is the essential element of Agility, from which all other practices and activities necessarily follow. Deborah Hartmann interviews Ron who takes to the whiteboard to explain how, when supported by XP's "simple design" practice, RTF helps teams deliver consistently without building up costly technical debt.


Venkat Subramaniam on Pragmatic Agile Adoption

Interview with Venkat Subramaniam Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 05, 2006 4

Venkat Subramaniam, international trainer and co-author with Dave Thomas of "Practices of an Agile Developer", talks about his passion for improving project success by incrementally implementing an Agile approach, specifically addressing large projects and projects in trouble.

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