Continuing with links to the best of the blogs since last week.
- Three things I wish I knew before jumping – PMP and Certified ScrumMaster, Pat Guariglia, shares some lessons learned after his first Scrum pilot project in 2007.
- Mike Cottmeyer on the Agile PMP – InfoQ has a 78-minute video from Mike Cottmeyer’s Agile 2009 talk on how Agile’s approach to managing cost and time reduces project risk rather than the traditional approach of managing scope.
- Determining how Agile you are comparatively – discussion on the Comparative Agility assessment for teams looking to understand how Agile they are doing in seven areas: teamwork, requirements, planning, technical practices, quality, culture and knowledge creation.
- Demystifying the Product Owner role – Roman Pichler provides some truth about the Product Owner role and clears away some myths.
- Self-discipline & self-organization – Cutter Consortium Fellow, Jim Highsmith, emphasizes the need for discipline and excellence on Agile teams.
- Eight reasons why the estimates are low – some common reasons why software estimates are often too small.
- How pair programming really works – the IEEE publishes an article sharing four mechanisms that can improve pair programming.