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Maintaining the Programming Mob: An Interview with Woody Zuill
Video

"Fun" and "kindness" aren't the first things that come to mind when thinking of the mob, but in software development—they're mandatory. Woody Zuill discusses how mob programming takes a very agile and collaborative effort at delivering great software on time, and with the respect of everyone on board.

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Collaborating with ALM and Agile: An Interview with Karthik Ravindran
Video

Karthik Ravindran, Microsoft Senior Director - Visual Studio Product Management, discusses the evolution of ALM and agile and how each can reach its full potential when they are working together in an organization.

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Kanban's Visual Efficiency: An Interview with Derk-Jan de Grood

Derk-Jan de Grood explains how those who have yet to embrace kanban can experience the efficiency and communication-building that the practice brings to development teams of all sizes. After defining what "efficiency" means to him, Derk-Jan explains why he's the fan of kanban that he is.

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Traceability's Priceless Role in Agile: An Interview with William Gens

William Gens sits down with Noel Wurst to describe "the art and science of traceability" ahead of his STAREAST session of the same name. Learn what makes traceability meaningful and such a valuable asset to projects, no matter how bad the requirements may seem to be.

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The 2013 Software Development Lab: An Interview with Johanna Rothman
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Johanna Rothman details the upcoming "Software Manager's Lab" being held at the 2013 Agile Development Conference West in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday, June 5th. Communication skills will be focused on along with a peer-to-peer feedback model that can be used between all employee levels.

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Taking a Holistic View of Collaboration: An Interview with Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman uses more than three decades of experience in software, working in nearly every position imaginable, to express the need for team members to value all coworkers equally. In this quick interview, Bob explains his "holistic" approach to accomplishing effective and enjoyable collaboration.

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Expanding Agile with Kanban, Lean, and Quality Code: An Interview with Alan Shalloway
Podcast

Alan Shalloway has a wealth of knowledge on all things agile, and in this interview, he helps us better understand a handful of practices that help agile succeed on projects big and small. Alan goes into the importance of design patterns and quality code, and then attempts to "demystify kanban."

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Making Governance Work on Agile Teams: An Interview with Scott Ambler
Video

Dr. Dobbs senior contributing editor Scott Ambler sits down with Noel Wurst at Techwell.com to discuss how agile team governance does not have to have a negative stigma. Scott helps people see through naive assumptions, while eliminating out of control governance to get teams back on track.

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JavaScript for Test-Driven Development: An Interview with Rob Myers
Video

Agile Institute founder Rob Myers sits down with Noel Wurst to discuss why he believes, and hopes, that JavaScript will be the language of choice for enterprise development. Rob shares with us why opinions on JavaScript have change, and why the language is a great fit for agile development.

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Why the BA Is Essential to Agile Development: An Interview with Steve Adolph
Video

Steve Adolph explains why the BA's role on an agile project cannot be overvalued, due to their immense communication and collaboration skills. Steve describes the best BAs as "boundary spanners" who know the importance of keeping everyone sitting together, and most importantly—talking.

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