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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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The High Cost of Emergent Design/Subsequent Refactorings


In my previous post, I demonstrated that even with a lowered cost of change curve, change is still expensive. But, you might say, OK, we agree with that, so we’ll try to do more up front analysis and try to … Continue reading

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A Flattened Cost of Change Curve: An economic analysis


Much has been written about how a lowered cost of change curve is a benefit. And it certainly is a benefit. However, change is still costly, in terms of both time and money, even with this lowered cost of change. … Continue reading

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Let’s stop calling Scrum, Agile, XP, etc, “Best” Practices


Let’s stop calling Scrum, Agile, XP, etc, “Best” Practices Let’s instead call them what they are: Practices

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Moving Beyond Technical Elitism


Improving the quality of discourse amongst IT professionals is crucial to regaining the Respect that IT deserves. The current debate techniques often used by varying camps are harmful to IT’s Image and Credibility and harmful to broadening the knowledge and … Continue reading

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Fairly Evaluting Consultant Versus Full Time Rates, Part I


Any Consultant will Frequently be engaged in rate discussions with potential clients.  Many times these are hiring managers, not HR folks. Sometimes, these hiring managers expect consultants to work for the same hourly rate a full timer would perform the … Continue reading

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Agile & Waterfall are two sides of the exact same Coin


Agile & Waterfall are two sides of the exact same Coin, and are equally good or bad. Some Agile enthusiasts enjoy lambasting waterfall while espousing “Agile”, however the two techniques have many similarities — they both represent extreme ends of … Continue reading

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