Monthly Archives: July 2012

Should “Agile” methodolgies just be called “Lightweight” methodologies?


In a recent exchange on InfoQ, regarding the recently released Voke report on Agile, I opined the following: I just wanted to add and concur that originally these were called “lightweight” methodologies and I think the term is accurate — … Continue reading

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Voke releases Research Report on Agile Realities


In an interesting reportĀ former Voke has released a new report on Agile. Among the findings: Out of over 200 survey participants, we received only four detailed comments describing success with Agile. Overwhelmingly, 40% of participants that use Agile did not … Continue reading

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Kanban for Software Engineering?


There is a lot of buzz in the community over kanban lately. Although I think there are some good ideas in the Lean/kanban system, I think thatĀ most of it’s power is lost when it is applied to software engineering. I’m … Continue reading

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Range Estimation versus Point Estimation


One topic of interest to all developers is the subject of estimation. Should it be done in hours? Days? T-Shirt Sizes? Point based? Range based? In this post I’m going to talk about Range based versus Point based estimation. Imagine, … Continue reading

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