infovore + agile   23

How the Guardian Soulmates development team took a lesson from rugby league | Info | guardian.co.uk
"...if any one of the participants at the meeting starts to deviate away from the subject, repeat themselves or get a little carried away with their topic, the "Scrum master" presents them with the baseball cap to wear – the idea being to "cap" the conversation at source! This indicates that the person presented with the cap is now prohibited to speak until asked to contribute again, or until the cap is passed to someone else during the course of the meeting." Iiinteresting.
scrum  process  agile  shutupshutup 
december 2012 by infovore
It's Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings
Lots of good analysis and tips in here. It's very much not a selection of things to do, more a selection of issues noticed and ways to fix them - many of which are contradictory.
agile  management  scrum  teams 
august 2011 by infovore
TMI: Waterfall, Agile, Teen Sex and Category Errors
"Agile is like teen sex: Everyone wants to do it, many say they're doing it, only some actually are, and very few are doing it right." Yup.
programming  development  software  practice  process  agile 
march 2009 by infovore
Alistair.Cockburn.us | Nielsen on agile and usability
"Just remember, 'There’s only us.'" Some good analysis; fair and even-handed.
usability  interaction  design  uxd  ucd  agile  development  web  teams  management 
november 2008 by infovore
Agile Game Development: Agile values - Responding to change over following a plan
"A popular misconception about agile is that it doesn’t allow for plans. This isn’t true. Agile focuses on the activity of planning rather than focusing on a fixed plan."
agile  software  development  projectmanagement  programming  project 
august 2008 by infovore
:: GIANT ROBOTS SMASHING INTO OTHER GIANT ROBOTS :: Rules made up by you
"I’ve reproduced the list [of rules from Lockheed’s Skunk Works] here with an identification of a modern software development rule or business practice that it corresponds to." Good stuff from Matt J. Can't wait to see his book.
software  development  management  projectmanagement  skunkworks  agile  scrum  process  practice  thoughtbot 
june 2008 by infovore
Introducing Scrum at Large Animal
"...they need to keep thinking creatively about how they work together and continuously try to improve their process. This mindset is the key to high performing, self-organizing teams."
scrum  xp  agile  games  development  software  process  management  practice 
may 2008 by infovore
Lost Garden: The Scary List
"Every day, we have our team meeting and on one of the walls is a white board containing the heading 'Scary List'. When someone catches whiff of a problem or rumor that could potentially sink the projects, we jot it on the list."
management  process  project  projectmanagement  agile 
may 2008 by infovore
ben.send :blog » Blog Archive » rspec plain text stories + webrat = chunky bacon!
"We can now deal with forms in the language of our stories, something that the customer understands and relates to." Webrat lets you navigate your Rails app through the DOM, rather than HTTP.
testing  rspec  stories  agile  rails  ruby  rubyonrails  webrat  storyrunner 
april 2008 by infovore
Tom Hume: Walking with skeletons
"A Walking Skeleton is a tiny implementation of the system that performs a small end-to-end function. It ... should link together the main architectural components. The architecture and the functionality can then evolve in parallel."
agile  development  practice  management  softwareengineering 
february 2008 by infovore
Top ten ways to know you are not doing agile - Alistair Cockburn
Pretty much true, all of it. One day, I'll experience this. One day.
agile  practice  development 
october 2007 by infovore
CC Status Menu
"CCMenu displays the project status of CruiseControl continuous integration servers as an item in the Mac OS X menu bar." And it integrates with Growl.
cruisecontrol  agile  continuousintegration  thoughtworks  osx  mac 
october 2007 by infovore
DanNorth.net » What’s in a Story?
A great Dan North entry on stories and BDD.
bdd  agile  testing  story  tdd  methodology 
september 2007 by infovore
InfoQ: Applying Agile to Ruby
"In this prsentation... we examine key agile practices, that when applied judiciously to Ruby, retain the amazing productivity, improve the quality of code, etc." Looks good.
ruby  agile  video  programming  presentation  thoughtworks  productivity  development 
september 2007 by infovore
Coding Horror: Dysfunctional Specifications
'Functional specifications document are "yes documents." They’re political. They’re all about getting to "yes" and we think the goal up front should be getting to "no."' ...which ties nicely into "make mistakes early and often".
programming  development  specification  agile  design  functional  software  management 
february 2007 by infovore
meish dot org » Creating a charter for effective Social Media activity within a large organisation
A useful, meaty charter from Meg, with some basis in her real-life efforts. I particularly like focusing effort on "making things real". Things which do not exist in their final medium do not exist yet.
social  media  development  agile  projectmanagement  corporate 
january 2007 by infovore
Andy Budd::Blogography: User Centred Design and Agile Development
Andy weighs in on the UCD/Agile clash. Am really thinking about this a lot at the moment.
ucd  agile  process  development  design 
december 2006 by infovore
Clash of the Titans: Agile and UCD :: UXmatters
Resolving the conflicts between UCD and Agile processes. It's not necessarily as hard as it might seem...
agile  ucd  xp  development  process  usability  ux  methodology 
december 2006 by infovore
The Seven Core Practices of Agile Work (Agile Advice)
Agile Work consists of seven core practices. These practices form a solid starting point for any person, team or community that wishes to follow the Middle Way to Excellence.
agile  management  development  process  xp  scrum 
november 2006 by infovore
Stevey's Blog Rants
"'Urban Legend' doesn't refer to the message content; it refers to the transmission protocol." Bookmarked not for the agile stuff, but for this quotation.
steveyegge  agile  software  communication  development 
october 2006 by infovore
People Over Process: Dysfunctional Agile, Agile-in-the-Large
The team, and even the immediate layer above the team may be following Agile practices, but once it reaches out into the rest of the organization, leakage occurs in both directions: development needs frequent input from the field on what's valuable to imp
agile  management  development  process  business 
august 2006 by infovore

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