December 15, 2005
Carnival Of The Agilists - 12/15/05 Edition
Hello, and welcome to the 12-15-05 edition of the Carnival of the Agilists. Given the looming holidays, this will be the last edition for 2005. The next Carnival will be January 5th, 2006.
You also may or may not have noticed that we've switched to a 2-week schedule. That's because both Pete and I have been busy with other projects. If you'd like to create an edition of the Carnival, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, there's now an official Agile Alliance blog site to maintain the archive of previous editions. You can find it here.
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- First off, how do you modify your management style to match your team? Jeffrey Phillips writes about adapting your management style to your team.
- Do you prefer cards or tools for planning iterations. Simon Baker gives his thoughts on the pros and cons
- If you haven't seen Mike Cohn's awesome Scrum graphic yet, now you can:
Working software over comprehensive documentation
- You've got 30 years of legacy code you've just inherited, and now you have to bring it into the modern world. Jared Richardson tells you how to fix legacy code and still stay sane.
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- I couldn't find much here. Here's something I wrote a few days ago about realizing how to communicate with our resident domain expert (a customer of sorts).
Responding to change over following a plan
- The always insightful Glen Alleman on Falacies of Project Management
- Jeffrey Phillips seems to work at the intersection of entrepreneurship and agility, which is probably why I like his stuff. Here's his take on Failing Faster as a key to eventual success.
- Your backlog is constantly changing. Kevin Rutherford asks "Are there patterns in the churn?"
Tips and Tricks
- I have noticed some interesting parallels between some of the more modern personal productivity tools/concepts/practices and agile tools/concepts/practices. Here's a great one on self motivation.
- Maybe you aren't doing large (or largish) projects. Maybe you do a lot of small projects. Mishkin talks about using agile methods on small projects
- Glen Alleman has a list of his favorite books on project management.
- James Shore talks about how he uses Fit for testing.
- Trying to introduce agile methods into a large enterprise? Steve Garnett has some advice.
- Timo Rantaliaiho talks about What he likes about Scrum.
PreviousAll previous editions of the Carnival are referenced at the Agile Alliance.
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Posted by jb at December 15, 2005 06:16 PM
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