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23
FEB
2009

Letting Go of the Past

Sometimes when I meet with people who want to do Scrum (or anything Agile), they have a hard time looking beyond the past to a new way of making products.  They resist any change to the way things are done because they are often times too wrapped up in their old patterns of...
23
FEB
2009

Excellent Blog Entry on Pair Programming

Jim Shore has linked to an excellent discussion on pair programming from the perspective of an experienced programmer being asked to pair full time.  Short summary – everything you thought pair programming was, it is not.  This blog entry is definitely worth a read!
18
FEB
2009

Shaking Up Those Old Bones

Jeff Patton has a good blog entry on why he is creating user story maps to maintain the Big Vision.  At the last conference in Boston, I attended his tutorial on user story maps.  Organizing the Product Backlog into a backbone of critical features, a walking skeleton of a barely...
12
FEB
2009

It’s Just Lean, No Hyphen Please

Alan Shalloway has posted an interesting blog about how Scrum is evolving in its understanding of itself much the same way Extreme Programming (XP) did in the early part of 2000.  As someone who was very much into XP at that time, I agree that XP was first defined as the original...
10
FEB
2009

The Happening

I watched this film the other night after it had been sitting around on my coffee table for at least a week (I am so swamped right now).  M. Night Shyamalan definitely understands how to tell a suspenseful story – put broken people in a bewildering, disorienting situation...
04
FEB
2009

Social-Only Scrum

Seems like Martin Fowler is adding more to the Scrum dogpile.  I have written about this concept here and here.  Again, I agree that it is up to us practitioners to make sure the technical practices are applied rigorously or you get a big Scrum mess.