Welcome to the September 7th edition of the Carnival of the Agilists – providing you with news and information from the last two weeks of the agile blogosphere.
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- InfoQ presents an interview with Jim Johnson, and he presents the Top Ten Reasons for Project Success – and there’s also follow-up commentary by Pete Behrens.
- Seth Godin’s new favorite word is ‘awkward‘ – It’s awkward to talk to your boss (who has way more experience than you do) about teaching her agile programming.
- Read a chapter from Esther Derby and Diana Larsen’s book: Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great at InfoQ.
Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Via Frank Patrick – a list of lists of software development guidelines
- Via InfoQ – choosing a Continuous Integration Server
- Sam Gentile shares his thoughts on being an Agile Architect. It definitely resonated with me!
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Thoughts on Customer Service and Software Development from Tyner Blain
Responding to change over following a plan
- Sparked by a conversation on the Scrum Development Yahoo group, Glen Alleman produced a three part series on Critical Path, agility and estimation. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Agile in the news
- BMC Software wins an award for new product development using Scrum
- Ron Jeffries has launched a new forum for discussing all things Agile.
- Forrest Change suggests a new acronym for Test Driven Development
The Carnival is published on the first and third Thursday of every month. All previous editions are referenced at the Agile Alliance website.
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