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26
MAR
2009

Vicky Christina Barcelona

  After sitting around on our coffee table for about two weeks, we finally took the time to watch Vicky Christina Barcelona.  This was a very thoughtful romantic comedy and I enjoyed it for many reasons.  One, it dealt with complex relationships in a mature and honest manner...
20
MAR
2009

What Is Agile in 30 Seconds . . .

If I had to summarize what I think Agile is about right now, this is how I would describe it. Get work done. Meet your commitments. Communicate often. Produce deliverables you are proud of. Go home tired.
16
MAR
2009

Great Podcast on Retrospectives

Wow!  Great information from Linda Rising on how to conduct a retrospective, the exercises she uses and the value of the retrospectives.  Check out this podcast; it is about 90 minutes, but completely worth it.
12
MAR
2009

Brasil Scrum Gathering 2009

The Scrum Alliance is sponsoring a Scrum Gathering in Sao Paulo on May 12th & May 13th.  This is should be an interesting collection of Scrum folks in South America.  I am thinking about submitting a session or two. I submitted a session on “Prioritizing the Product...
03
MAR
2009

Prioritization with Pugh

I came across a recent blog entry where Brandon Carlson was discussing one technique he used to speed up the prioritization of Product Backlog items with Product Owners.  He describes the scene like this: “It was late July and I was sitting through yet another agonizing...
02
MAR
2009

Ways Pair Programming Can Suck

William Pietri has come up with a list of ways to do pair programming badly.  My favorites – #4 and #8.  Seriously though, these are anti-patterns to avoid, not to emulate.  Pair programming is a very powerful tool, we just need to get eliminate some of the misconceptions...