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Agile DC - Washington DC's regional agile conference - Bob Payne
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Agile DC - Washington DC's regional agile conference - Bob Payne

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Building Team Trust, Front to Back

Trust is more than a feeling. In a project, it is something that can be grown from careful planning and development of good requirements. Ellen Gottesdiener describes three types of trust which can be built from good requirements and team management.

Ellen ellensqe's picture Ellen ellensqe
Repaying the Happiness Debt—with Interest

The pace of production depends on the capability of those at work. When an increase in profit is desired, production is sped up. Yet those forced to work faster aren't necessarily more productive. Unhappily experienced at being forced to work harder and faster resulting in less productivity, Clarke Ching found a way to slow down expectations and increase productivity.

Clarke Ching's picture Clarke Ching
PaloozaDC 2010 - Richard Cheng - Agile in the federal space.
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PaloozaDC 2010 - Richard Cheng - Agile in the federal space.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Is "Agile Methodology" an Oxymoron?

Explore the differences between a process and methodology and why neither process nor methodology should be used to label and encapsulate agile-lean product (system-software) development.

TechWell Contributor's picture TechWell Contributor
Collaborative Risk Analysis for Release Planning

Release planning is more than just stuffing the highest ranked stories into iteration buckets. To be meaningful the whole team needs to participate. Lightweight risk management techniques are not orthogonal to an agile approach They can help proactively address previously hidden concerns and the planning process benefits all-around from shared dialog on release-impacting risks.

TechWell Contributor's picture TechWell Contributor
"Dear Agile" – A Love Letter

Dear Readers,

Writing or receiving a break-up letter can be fairly daunting or shattering, depending on which end of the letter your name appears. That letter puts a pretty hard stop to a relationship. It’s communicating detachment and finality. It can create a lot of pain whether intended or not. In contrast, a love letter is uplifting. The endorphins fly! Someone is revealing their attraction for you, and their hopes and wishes for a future with you.

 

TechWell Contributor's picture TechWell Contributor
Integrating Performance Testing into the Agile Development Process

One of the key purposes and benefits of Agile development processes (“Agile”) is that they emphasize working software as the primary measure of progress. To ensure that the current state of the software is working, every iteration includes unit and acceptance testing.

Many organizations report that, following the adoption of Agile, the quality of their released systems has been improved.

TechWell Contributor's picture TechWell Contributor
Book Review: Lean Architecture

 Jim Coplien's recent book, Lean Architecture: for Agile Software Development, explains how agile principles and architecture are complimentary, and how, with everyone working collaboratively, a good, lightweight architectural framework can help enable agility, rather than being a barrier to it.  With his usual iconoclastic style, Coplien dispels the myth that agile doesn't need architecture.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk
How to Annoy an Audience

Many people who give presentations have habits that are innocent but that can annoy the audience. In this week's column, Naomi Karten identifies some of the potential annoyances she's seen among the technical professionals she's coached or observed.

Naomi Karten's picture Naomi Karten

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