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My most Relevant posts on Agile organized for your Tight Timeline


Note: This is a sticky post and not necessarily the most recent. Scroll down for the most recent postings.. However if you are new to this blog you should definitely read this post! Since blogs in general and this one … Continue reading

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Know — And Choose — What you are optimizing for


There are a lot of software development approaches and methodologies out there. What do they do? Which should you choose? First of all, I think you need to know — and choose — what you are optimizing for. Are you … 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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The Perennial Waterfall Strawman/Myth


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┬áscare tactics to frighten developers into buying … Continue reading

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Death by a thousand cuts, Agile/Scrum style — an example


TerraT posted an interesting comment on this blog post. I thoght I’d repost it here since it is illustrative of the slippery slope a project can get on when doing a “by the book” agile adoption and what the ramifications … Continue reading

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Post Agilism: Moving beyond the outdated and misdirected aspects of “Agile”


The Software World is moving beyond “Agile” into the post-Agile world — and for good reason. The main problem with Agile, is that it was invented in the 90s, to solve the problems of the 80s. ┬áProblems that are different … Continue reading

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By Popular Request: What my Approach Is


I’ve been asked on several occasions what my general approach is for software development. Although I don’t have particular “hard rules” for how things must be done, I do have a number of general approaches which I tend to use … Continue reading

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