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ADPWest 2011 - Michael Spayd and Lyssa Adkins - Agile Coaching Institute
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Bob speaks with Michael Spayd and Lyssa Adkins about the Agile Coaching Institute at ADPWest 2011.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
ADPWest 2011 - Drew Thoeni - Techwell and the ADP/Better Software Conferences
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Bob speaks with Drew Theoni about StickyMinds.com TechWell.com and Agile Development Practices West conference.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Simulation Games: A Way to Improve Communication in the Team

One of the hardest daily tasks developers, QA, ScrumMasters, and product owners encounter is effective communication with others. Sound implausible? According to many articles, research, and personal observations, the main cause of project failure is not technology or hardware, but inefficient communication stemming from lack of effective communication between team members, incomplete business analysis, imprecise requirements, and vaguely formulated business objectives.

Monika Konieczny's picture Monika Konieczny
Tips and Advice - Acceptance Test Driven Development and the 3 Amigos Process
Podcast

Bob speaks with George Dinwiddie about acceptance test-driven development and the Three Amigos process.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
flow chart Four Agile Tips to Eliminate Rework in Application Development

Your applications need to meet business needs, overcome complex processes, and provide instant results to customers. And, ideally, they’ll require minimal rework on your part. The first step to success is requirements definition. Here, Filip Szymanski offers some tips from agile methods that will improve your requirements—even if you haven’t otherwise adopted agile.

Filip Szymanski's picture Filip Szymanski
How Do I Write Requirements Using Stories and Acceptance Criteria?—Part Two

Russell Pannone and Geoffrey Bourne write that at first glance, a User Story looks simple, almost trivial. However, it contains the essence of the project deliverables. It describes the who, the what, and the why of every piece of delivered functionality.

TechWell Contributor's picture TechWell Contributor
For Project Managers, Agile Is About Asking a Different Question

Daryl Kulak explains that if we don't ask the right question at the beginning of the project, then no matter how well we answer, it won't be helpful. Perhaps the biggest difference between agile and waterfall is the question being asked. The scope of the project and any judgments of progress are related to this very fundamental question.

Daryl  Kulak's picture Daryl Kulak
Adapting to Change in Your Agile Strategies

Len Whitmore writes on using agile practices for the development of software. In the ten years since the Agile Manifesto, the agile development domain evolved, as evidenced by such things as the six levels of planning: strategy, release, iteration, daily, and continuous, with strategy appearing to be the least evolved of the planning levels.

Len  Whitmore's picture Len Whitmore
Applying Agile to Your Business Strategy

Matthew Gelbwaks writes that rather than applying a strategy to agile, you should apply the principles and values of agile to business or organizational strategy. Agile is the new way to compete and the new way to win at every level of the organization—from development to strategy.

Matt Gelbwaks's picture Matt Gelbwaks
From Red Tape to No Tape: Organizational Misalignment with Agile Values

Charles Suscheck writes that if you’re in an organization that has signs of post-industrial orientation, now is a good time to take a fresh look at your organization’s underlying (and often oblique) belief system.

Charles Suscheck's picture Charles Suscheck

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