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A Comic Break

July 10, 2006 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I've been pretty serious so far in my blogs, but I thought I'd have some fun with this one. I have always loved jokes and headlines as ways of illustrating how our communications are very ambigous. One of my very first rquirements courses used the writings of Lewis Carroll (Alice In Wonderland, ...) to illustrate this. In the wonderful (but unfortunately, out of print) The Magic of Lewis Carroll, John Fisher talks about how Carroll wrote many of his stories to teach mathematical logic to his niece.

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The Technical Aspects of Lean-Agile

July 5, 2006 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Listen to the podcastThe Technical Aspects of Lean-Agile

A lot of our podcasts have been focused on process and on roles – especially the product owner role. And indeed that seems to be what much of the Agile community seems to focus on. Because together, they help us make a lot of progress quickly. But they are not enough. In the corporate world, we always talked about paying attention to the “Iron Triangle” – People, Process, and Technology. All three are important. If you don’t have a balanced emphasis, the “machinery” of your development process will soon grind to a halt.

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People and Process Redux

July 3, 2006 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Since I originally posted my people and process blog, and my people and process continued blog, I put it on the Lean Development user group (a great resource, BTW) and got some interesting responses. I highly recommend reading these two:

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All Those Meetings!?!

June 30, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

Recently, I had the chance to intereact with some business leaders about Lean and Agile. One idea that resonated with them, as well as with this excellent Product Owner I had the chance to work with, is as follows.

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An Agile Planning Session Observed

June 28, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

This week, I got to observe the kick off of a new Lean-Agile project. After being bogged down for several months in requirements gathering, it was amazing to watch this Lean-Agile project Team coalesce around an approach with priorities that would let them deliver value quickly.

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