Aside from being the high point of a visit by a number of McKinsey Management Consultants (who apparently stopped to take pictures – no joke), the Epic Board also got the nod of approval from Howard Averill, CFO of Time Inc.
Question: Why do people waste their time building project plans around totally unrealistic assumptions?
‘Spikes’ are time boxed periods of research and development used in Agile Software Development environments to research a concept and/or create a simple prototype.
I just stumbled upon a great blog post by Ray Claridge (www.testertroubles.com) – Golden Rules for Software Testing.
Here’s a summary…
The Difference Between Waterfall, Iterative Waterfall, Scrum and Lean Software Development (In Pictures!)
Here’s a VERY simple overview of the main differences between Waterfall Development, Iterative Waterfall Development, Scrum/Agile Development and Lean.
A ‘must watch’ Google Tech Talk by Jeff Sutherland, one of the founders of Scrum, about the ‘secret’ ways to achieve ‘hyper-productivity’ in an Agile Project Mangement environment.
A great Google Tech Talk by Joshua Kerievsky, where he discusses some of the challenges faced by programmers, common gotchas and how Industrial Logic can help you improve your Programming Skills.
In Agile Software Development environments, we aim to deliver ‘[potentially] shippable code’ at the end of each iteration.
An interesting Google Tech Talk by Yehuda Katz on the subject of Interfaces and the future of Ruby.
A series of 30 second interviews from STARWEST 2008, discussing the effect that Agile Software Development has on testing and the testing process.
I just stumbled upon a site that really made me laugh – the Waterfall Manifesto.
A great Google Tech Talk talk by Dave Astels about the next step after Test Driven Development: Behaviour Driven Development (in Ruby).
Five questions asked by Nokia to determine whether or not their teams were following the guidelines of Scrum…
Five questions asked by Nokia to determine whether or not their teams were ‘doing Iterative Development’.
An interesting Google Tech Talk by Vikram Aggarwal and Viral Shah. In this talk, Vikram and Viral suggest ways to measure Programmer Productivity and share the results of various scientific studies conducted in this area.
A fantastic Google Tech Talk by Jeff Sutherland, one of the founders of Scrum, where he introduces Scrum, Agile and offers a lot of insight and guidance on how to scale Scrum e.g. the Meta Scrum.
A very succint and well assembled Introduction to Agile by Denise Caron.
This slideshow will be appreciated by those new to Agile and those responsible for ‘selling Agile’ alike.
In this Google Tech Talk, Hubert Smits provides some very useful insight on how to plan Software Development projects with Distributed Agile Teams.