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The Vision Thing: How Do You Charter? #agile2011

We held a "Fringe" session at Agile 2011 to discuss how people charter or kick off projects.  Elements of "Kickoff" [These are in no particular order.] Vision Release Criteria Success Criteria From and To State Business capability Solution vision Risks … Continue reading

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Trends in Agile – Diana Larsen

Trends in Agile. Continue reading

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Slicing Functionality: Alternate Paths

When you need to break up a big feature, you often have many choices about how to do so. Continue reading

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Agile Project Management, XP Style

How do you plan the overall shape of a project in XP? This article summarizes planning with little reference to the programming aspects of XP. Continue reading

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Review – Agile Estimating and Planning

Agile Estimating and Planning, Mike Cohn. Pearson Education, 2006.My back-cover review was “Mike Cohn explains his approach to Agile planning, and shows how ‘critical chain’ thinking can be used to effectively buffer both schedule and features. As with User Stories … Continue reading

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Twenty Ways to Split Stories

There are a number of dimensions along which you can split stories. Continue reading

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Agile ’05 Conference Report

Agile ’05 conference. Continue reading

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Review – Fit for Developing Software

Review of “Fit for Developing Software” by Mugridge and Cunningham. Continue reading

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Procedural and Declarative Tests

Procedural tests focus on a series of steps; declarative tests work from the input and states. Procedural tests are natural to write, but consider whether a declarative test expresses your intent more concisely and clearly. Continue reading

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Review – Extreme Programming Explained, 2/e

Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, 2/e, by Kent Beck and Cynthia Andres. Addison-Wesley Professional, 2004. ISBN 0321278658.Kent Beck’s new introduction to the practices and philosophy of XP. See an extended summary.(Reviewed Feb., ’05)

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Pair Practice

Get a feeling for pairing. Continue reading

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INVEST in Good Stories, and SMART Tasks

XP teams have to manage stories and tasks. The INVEST and SMART acronyms can remind teams of the good characteristics of each. Continue reading

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Fit Spreadsheet

Ward Cunningham has created an acceptance testing framework known as fit. (See http://fit.c2.com for more details.) In this brief experiment, we’ll use tests to help specify a simple spreadsheet for strings. Continue reading

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Extreme Programming Explored

  Extreme Programming Explored, by William C. Wake. Addison-Wesley, 2001. Foreword by Dave Thomas (The Pragmatic Programmer). This book grew out of the XPlorations series of articles. I wrote them as I was learning XP, and relating it to my … Continue reading

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Simplified Iteration Planning

A simplified approach to iteration planning. Continue reading

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