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News : Daily Scrum Meeting in the Real Life
on 2010/7/13 6:20:39 (2513 reads)

Some pigs and chicken having their daily Scrum meeting, dealing with a project that seems to need an important refactoring effort to produce clean code. This could explain why the pigs look really tired.


Daily Scrum Meeting 

Book : Lean Agile Software Development
on 2010/6/24 0:50:43 (2232 reads)

The goal of this book is to propose a vision of Agile software development that goes behind the current practices, more specifically Scrum, to integrate the principles of Lean development. To achieve this objective, the authors draw on their own experience in Agile consulting.

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Articles : Jazoon Reports: Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment by Ken Schwaber
on 2010/6/7 3:24:37 (4666 reads)

At the recent Jazoon conference in Zurich, Ken Schwaber talked about the lack of technical practices in Scrum projects that lead to technical debt. However, the end of the talk made me thinks that this topic could have been chosen only to promote its Scrum.org certification courses.

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Quotes : Agile Software Development Adoption Obstacles
on 2010/5/31 10:33:34 (1256 reads)

"Perhaps you’ve read a book, on Extreme Programming and have decided that is the right approach for your company. Or maybe you attended a Certified ScrumMaster training course and think Scrum sounds good. Or maybe you read a book on a different agile process, and it sounds perfect for your organization. In all likelihood, you’re wrong."


Reference: “Succeeding With Agile”, Mike Cohn, Addison-Wesley, 463 pages, IBSN 978-0-321-57936-3

News : Agile and Software Testing in Methods & Tools Spring 2010
on 2010/3/28 23:00:07 (1205 reads)

Methods & Tools is a free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers. Spring 2010 issue has just been published with the following articles:
* Using WatiN to Leverage Common Elements in Web Testing – structure your Web testing efforts
* Five Symptoms of Mechanical Agile- detect agile adoption issues
* Writing Testable Code – testable code is better code
* Model-Based Testing Adds Value – a quicker way to functional testing plans
* Tool: Sonar – monitor code and project quality
* Tool: Express Agile Project Management – a simple tool for Scrum
* Tool: Apache JMeter – for load and functional testing


60 pages of software development knowledge that you can download from http://www.methodsandtools.com/mt/download.php?spring10

Book : Leading Lean Software Development – Results are not the Point
on 2010/3/9 0:04:56 (2367 reads)

What fascinates me the most in the Lean software development approach is the quality of the people that support it. The Poppendieck are not an exception to this rule. Their book achieves the seemingly contradictory goals of being very insightful but still easy and captivating to read. It might be however easier to have the right flow when you are a Lean adept ;o)

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Quotes : Lean: Results are not the Point
on 2010/3/8 1:37:24 (1372 reads)

I have just finished reading the great book “Leading Lean Software Development” by Mary and Tom Poppendieck and I wanted to share with you two quotes excerpted from it.

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News : Scrum Open Source Software Directory
on 2010/2/22 8:23:23 (1215 reads)

OpenSourceScrum.com is a new directory of open source tools for Scrum containing also links to tools reviews.

If you know a missing tool or a good review of an included tool, just let us know.

Book : Debug It!
on 2010/2/17 3:47:16 (1782 reads)

This book provides a structured approach that will help programmers to identify and remove bugs in code. It is based on a four steps process: Reproduce, Diagnose, Fix, Reflect. For each activity, the author provides practical material on how perform it. The second part gives a higher vision of the debugging process and deal with topics like communicating with users or prioritizing bugs treatment. Finally, the book discusses special situations and the relationship between bugs and other areas of software development (source control, build, etc.).

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Articles : Reaching the right level of agility for your organization
on 2010/2/16 6:44:32 (14292 reads)

This article  presents how to lead the transition to an Agile process.

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