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Book : Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn
on 2010/9/7 0:48:28 (2477 reads)
Book

Now that Agile has established itself as the dominant new trend in software development, the number of books that deal with this topic is increasing every day. Besides the fact that Mike Cohn is a recognized expert in the area of agile project management, why should you buy his book rather any other book published on the same topic? After reading it, I will say that not only you should buy it, but rather you HAD to buy it.

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Quotes : The Benefit of Self-Organizing Scrum Teams
on 2010/8/20 5:10:00 (2065 reads)
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However, the benefit of allowing a team to self-organize isn't that  the team finds some optimal organization for their work that a manager may have missed. Rather, it is that by allowing the team to self-organize, they are encouraged to fully own the problem.

 

Source: Succeeding with Agile, Mike Cohn, Addison-Wesley

News : Daily Scrum Meeting in the Real Life
on 2010/7/13 6:20:39 (2553 reads)
News

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 (2268 reads)
Book

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 (4734 reads)
Articles

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 (1298 reads)
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"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 (1239 reads)
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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 (2400 reads)
Book

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 (1419 reads)
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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 (1248 reads)
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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.

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