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More Insights on Epics Vs Minimum Business Increments

July 5, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Note re this update: Due to Eric Ries' Lean-Startup, many in the Lean world are now using Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to designate the quickest thing of value that can be realized.

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Rethinking the Practices of Scrum - or What Would Chris Alexander Say?

June 13, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have just come back from SQE's Better Software Development Conference after having finished my sixth team-oriented Scrum training in the six weeks. It has been an amazing time with these teams and it has reinforced my belief that learning Scrum needs to be a team-activity because Scrum is a team process. To create a highly functioning team, everyone on the team needs to understand the basics of Scrum. The team's coaches - the Scrum Master and the Product Champion - need some additional training for their specialized roles.

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Test-Driven Development and Design Patterns

June 11, 2008 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Test-Driven Development and Design Patterns

Last month, in my conversation with Scott Bain on Impediments to TDD, I wanted to explore how he was incorporating TDD and Design Patterns, two areas of particular expertise for Scott. That is the topic of today's conversation.

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Further Reflections on Just-In-Time

May 26, 2008 — Posted by Al Shalloway

If you haven't already read my "A Reflection on Just in Time (JIT)" I suggest you read that now, before proceeding.

I have been re-reading "The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production." It got me thinking about how the paradigm shift from Mass Production to Lean Production is very similar to the shift from Waterfall to Agile. This is because the beliefs underlying Mass Production are fairly similar to those of Waterfall while the beliefs underlying Lean Production are fairly similar to Agile: 

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Emergent Design: The Evolutionary Nature of Professional Software Development (webinar)

May 23, 2008 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the webinar audioEmergent Design (audio of the webinar)

What is design? An opportunity to mitigate risk. A way to look for eliminating waste. It is certainly not simply the "thinking" part of software development.

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