Tag Archives: #postagile

Death by Agile Fever


In an enlightening and entertaining post, Alex Bell takes to task the Zeal that blinds many to the obvious shortcomings of Agile. Bell categorizes the following Agile fevers: Lemming Fever Easy Button Fever One Size Fits All Fever Elbow Grease … 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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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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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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Refactoring the Role of the Product Owner


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

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