November 18, 2005
Carnival Of The Agilists - 11/17/05
Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival Of The Agilists. We're running a little late this week.
Note that the next Carnival will be Dec 1st. Based on feedback I've received, this Carnival is also the call for posts for the next Carnival, so send in those links!
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- If you overpromise, and underdeliver, your customers won't be happy, and it won't matter what methodology you use. Skip Angel has a great recipe for disaster, and a great recipe for success in Delivering on your promises
- A long time ago, Ron Jeffries said Let's shoot waterfall in the back in A metric for agility. Glen Alleman says, in response Waterfall is already dead. What do you think?
- And following on that, Mishkin Berteig has comments on Ron's article on his own blog, in a post titled A Metric Leading To Success.
- If you're in management, how do you use your developers effectively? Kevin Barnes has some ideas.
- Bert Webb has some ideas on How To Say 'Thank You' without using money.
Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Glen Alleman also links to an interesting PDF article - "On Customer Value and Improvement in Product Development Processes".
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Nothing this week...
Responding to change over following a plan
- Based on a post from Reforming Project Management I found this very interesting article on The End Of Process. The comments are an interesting read as well (and there aren't too many of them).
- And the last post from Glen Alleman (he's on fire this week), What is the purpose of a schedule?
- Best first line of an article this week: "Deciders suffer alone. Nondeciders make everyone else suffer."
Migrating To Agile
- As we know, there's a lot of resistance to changing methodologies and adopting new techniques. Seth Godin discusses being stuck in the Local Max, and more importantly How you can get out. Seth's blog is focused on marketing, but I've found a lot of parallels between his ideas and approaches and the Agile Revolution.
- Microsoft adopts Scrum, and Slashdot reacts. I went through the Slashdot comments and came up with some feedback for the agile community.
- A couple of posts have introduced a new Carnival of Lean Leadership and Carnival of Lean Leadership #2. (Repeated from last week to help the word get out).
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Posted by jb at November 18, 2005 08:12 AM
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