October 20, 2005
Carnival Of The Agilists - 10/20/2005
Hello, and welcome to the fourth edition of the Carnival Of The Agilists. Thanks to everyone
who sent in links and suggestions. And thanks to Pete for hosting it last week!
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Mike Kelly recently read the book Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management and was able to apply it to his own work environment. Read about it in Making Progress Visible
- Multitasking is an issue for just about everyone, and it's easy to get caught up in trying to do too many things at a time.
This podcast: (aka mp3) The Myth Of Multitasking
provides a provocative point of view on multitasking.
- Joel Splosky also doesn't like multitasking and interruptions, and thinks that open development environments suffer because of it.
Read about it here: Multitasking In the Workplace (scroll down).
- Thinking about agile organizations and agile software development, Pete Behrens asks
Is your organization structured for success?
Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Is Big Design Up Front sometimes ok? Keith Ray talks about it in False Dichotomies
- Gavin Hope experiences a Jidoka Moment while working on
maintaining the automated unit tests for his group, and writes about it in:
Jidoka moment for the team
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Seth Godin, one of my favorite marketing guys, always seems to have insights that bleed over into agile development. This week, he talks about Abundance and the TBR Check it out!
Responding to change over following a plan
- Johanna Rothman talks about the terms "Code Complete" and "Code Freeze" in this post: "Complete" And "Freeze" Aren't
- Skip Angel contemplates paradigm shifts, and how they impact the move to agile development practices in
It can't be done...or can it?
Agile Case Studies
- Steve Garnett took over as head of development, and writes about moving the team to agile development in Starting Out
- Rick Bradley led a team that used Ruby on Rails and agile techniques to produce a
HIPAA and SOX compliant heatlhcare application, in 1/20th the code and 1/6th the time it took to build the not-working Java version.
Read about it here.
Agile Development Techniques
- Mike Clark talks about refactoring and reuse in Relocate for Reuse
Fun!Definition of the day: Deja fubar
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Posted by jb at October 20, 2005 10:30 PM
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