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January 30, 2009

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Context, My Foot!

There’s too much context going around.

Martin Fowler has recently posted a note on Flaccid Scrum. Related posts such as Jim Shore’s The Decline and Fall of Agile have made similar points. Lots of discussion has ensued. The fundamental

January 28, 2009

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Pair Programming: How Important Is It?

Elizabeth Hendrickson hosted a web chat yesterday, attended by her imaginary brother Chet, Corey Haines, J.B.Rainsberger, and yours truly. After about a year of getting the microphones and webcams to work, we settled down to talk about pair programming. I

January 27, 2009

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James Brett: Five Questions

James Brett runs scrummaster.com.au. He is starting a new series called “5 Questions”, where he asks leading lights in the industry five questions about Scrum and their relationship with it. Apparently he was unable to get any leading …

January 26, 2009

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Scrum Gathering, Orlando

I’ll be attending the Scrum Gathering in Orlando this March, as will Chet. We’ll be speaking, and generally milling around with the rest of the folks. …

January 15, 2009

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Essentials of Agile Software Development

How many times do I have to tell you this?

Agile software development, with one exception mentioned below, is iterative. An iteration consists of a short time-box, from one month down to one week. The length of the iteration, averaged …

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Build it right to build the right thing

You can’t build the right product if you can’t build the product right.

I tweeted that this morning, in response to a Twitter-vibe that was flitting around. I’d like to follow it up here with a bit more meat.

The …

Estimate This! (or not)

My friends and colleagues in the #NoEstimates circles have some good ideas, as I've commented elsewhere. I'm left, though, with a couple of concerns.