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- Challenges in Mobile Development
- My most Relevant posts on Agile organized for your Tight Timeline
- The Difference between Scrum and kanban approaches
- Retrospecting my blog
- New York Post Agilists
- #NoEstimates and all that
- Hating on Agile goes Mainstream
- The Incredible Logic of Agile
- Get your Agile Laundry
- The Difference between “Agile” and “Lean”
- The con job that is Shu-Ha-Ri
- Where the Agile/Scrum Community got it wrong, and why the backlash continues to grow
- Death by Agile Fever
- Moved content to new site
- Know — And Choose — What you are optimizing for
- Should “Agile” methodolgies just be called “Lightweight” methodologies?
- Voke releases Research Report on Agile Realities
- Kanban for Software Engineering?
- Range Estimation versus Point Estimation
- The Perennial Waterfall Strawman/Myth
- Orwell on Agile
- Infotisements, Propaganda, and Agile
- Agile promotes less accountability, not more
- Refactoring the Role of the Product Owner
- Management is Not Bad — MicroManagement is Bad
- Teamwork in a Command and Control Enviornment?
- The Quest for the One True Way
- Do Solid Engineering and Business Practices need New Age/Eastern Religion/Anti-Capitalist leanings to succeed?
- Responding to Change over Following a Plan = Technical Debt
- Agile is a Placebo and that’s Fine, Claims noted Agile Author
- Scrum Deprogramming Seminars coming to a City near you
- Evidence that Scrum is in decline?
- Excellent NYT Article on Open Office, Groupthink, Concentration and Productivity
- Death by a thousand cuts, Agile/Scrum style — an example
- Post Agilism: Moving beyond the outdated and misdirected aspects of “Agile”
- By Popular Request: What my Approach Is
- Enthusiasm and Astroturfing in the Agile Landscape
- The New New Agile Manifesto
- The State of Agile 2012
- My Fix for the “CreateRiaClientFilesTask task failed unexpectedly. — Attempted to access an unloaded AppDomain” error
- Howto: Create and Promote a new (but popular) Agile Methodolology
- Lack of Scrum Success stories a Growing Concern?
- Planet of the eXtreme Programmers, 10th Anniv. Edition
- Is Scrum just a series of Mini Waterfalls?
- Are you an independent thinker or just an Agile Parrot?
- Scrum Success Stories
- Is the Agile Community still “uncovering better ways of developing software…” or just debating whether to implement Scrum or Kanban?
- Understanding the psychology of dogma and “purists” in Scrum and other movements
- Cultural aspects of bringing Lean, Kanban, TPS, Scrum and other Japanese based management systems to the west
- Refactoring the Scrum Lexicon
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Just as the ‘abominable snowman’ never existed, and is merely used to frighten children from playing in the snow too long, “Waterfall” is just as nonexistent and is used by agile coaches as propaganda scare tactics to frighten developers into buying … Continue reading
In a previous post I discussed aspects of propaganda widely used in the Agile industry. In this post, I’m going to cover what George Orwell thought were the leading causes of unclear, vague, and deceptive writing, and, even better, what … Continue reading
It’s true that propaganda is a fact of modern life and that many industries use propaganda to sell products. It’s also true that most propaganda uses weak, incorrect, or emotional techniques to sway readers, compared to reason and logic. In … Continue reading
Horizontal, “collective ownership” teams provide less accountability, not more. In a traditional shop, someone or some group would own a given feature/domain. Say Bob owns the DB Data Access Layer and Jane owns the Webservices. Then, months down the road, … Continue reading
The PO spot has become a major point of focus in recent years, especially when the PO is doing a less than spectacular job. However, the issues people are having with the PO are a natural consequence of how it … Continue reading
There are some in the “Agile Coaching” community and beyond who feel that management is by definition bad — some might even say evil. Sure, bad managers are bad managers, but that doesn’t mean all management/leadership is bad. The Agilistas … Continue reading
One of the many myths that seem to be promulgated by Agilists is that Teamwork cannot flourish in a Command and Control Environment. OK, what about Football teams? That is a command and control environment. Plenty of teamwork there! Baseball? … Continue reading