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How to Fail with Agile[magazine]

A switch to agile often conflicts with personal career goals such as maintaining the status quo and working no harder than necessary. These twenty guidelines will help you sabotage your agile project, helping you fail quickly and spectacularly.

Agile2007 - Esther Derby and Diana Larsen - Retrospectives and the CWAC[article]

Bob Payne chats with Esther Derby and Diana Larsen at the Agile 2007 conference.

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Agile2007 - Nancy Van Schooenderwoert - Survey of Bugs and Agility[article]

Nancy Van Schooenderwoert joins us again for another fantastic conversation with Bob Payne about coaching agile teams to success, and other agile-based topics. We hope you enjoy our podcasts with Nancy, and all of our entertaining agile experts.

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May I Take Your Temperature?[article]

This column isn't for you; it's about you. Linda Hayes wants to find out what it takes to be successful in the testing profession these days—if such a thing is really possible. Too many good ideas, such as incentive and recognition plans, have backfired. Linda feels there are a few good practices out there, but she needs your help to find them.

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Agile2007 - Deb Hartman - Interview the Interviewer[article]

InfoQ's agile editor, Deb Hartmann, sits down with Bob Payne to discuss her role in the world of agile, along with a handful of other topics in the world of software development. We always enjoy speaking with Deb and we hope you enjoy this podcast with her.

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The Four Pillars of Agile Adoption[article]

Now that the world has heard of Agile [1], they think–incorrectly–that the pieces of Agile they like best can be cherry-picked and used in isolation. Unless it is combined with Lean Thinking, agile software development can achieve only a fraction of its potential. Agile software teams are not sustainable for very long if they are islands in a sea of waterfall projects. This artcle examines four change processes that must occur simultaneously for agile adoption to succeed.

A Framework for Agile[article]

Bob Aiello discusses how CM and agile practices can go hand in hand - provided that you have a solid framework to work with. With agile's popularity seemingly always on the rise, alongside the need for CM, learn how having both benefits everyone onboard.

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Global Development vs The Agile Manifesto[article]

Agile. Global. Development. Think those three words don't go together? Macadamian Technologies has been doing agile development globally for several yearsa nd has permanent offices in Romania and Armenia and have long-term deals with developers in two other countries. Most of the projects we're doing now have some kind of global component.

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The Search for the Agile Grail[article]

Since the early 90s organizations have searched for ways to accelerate the development and implementation of new business systems. As it turns out, the ability for organizations to rapidly respond to changes in the marketplace, regulatory environment and demand of the customers is a critical competitive advantage. Over the last few years organizations have been experimenting with a new methodology that is thought to provide time savings when it comes to business systems development and implementation. Perhaps the most common methodology being considered is Agile. Agile refers to an approach for software development rather than just a methodology. It is a member of the same class o methodologies as Lean, RUP and Extreme Programming (XP).

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Merging Waterfall and Agile: Across the Seven Seas[article]

This s the story about how an onsite/offshore team delivered a fixed-bid project using agile practices. The delivery effort was very successful. This article highlights our approach, challenges and successes.

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Agile2007 - Rick Mugridge - New product demo for ZiBreve[article]

Bob Payne speaks to Rick Mugridge about ZeBreve, Fit, and the Agile 2007 conference.

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Savvy Shopping for COTS Software[article]

Remember the last time you went grocery shopping without a list and you had your toddler, your mother, or spousal unit with you? Or when you stopped by the beer store and found yourself standing in the chip aisle, dazed and confused by the choices? Did you get what you needed? Did you spend as much money as you expected to? Mary Gorman discusses the value of starting out with clear requirements when shopping for commercial off-the-shelf software.

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How to Fail Less and Enjoy More[magazine]

The shiniest software application in the world, shipped on time and under budget, is a failure if it doesn't make someone's job easier. Failures cost us customers and money. How can we design software that our customers want to use and that will reduce our cost of failure?

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Advice for the New Leader[magazine]

As a new manager it's easy to fall into the trap of taking on more of your team's responsibilities than you should. Learn how to guide your team to success by stepping back and letting team members solve their own problems, learn from their mistakes, and most of all do what you hired them to do.

Michele Sliger's picture Michele Sliger
The Mission Is the Message[magazine]

A mission statement is supposed to guide and inspire the members of an organization as well as define the organization's purpose, the business it is in, and its responsibilities to its clients. Is your statement sending the right message?

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