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

December 13, 2007 — Posted by Scott Bain

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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Praise for Scrum

December 3, 2007 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I have been accused of two things in the last few days. One is true, the other isn't. The one that is true is that I'm always looking for what's missing and not acknowledging enough what has been done. The one that isn't true is that I don't like Scrum. Although as CEO of a global training/consulting company I feel I need to look for what is missing, I also need to praise and acknowledge the good things around me. Something I don't do this as much as I could.

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Why Lean Now?

December 2, 2007 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I was recently asked:

"Can you tell me, if you would, why Lean is coming to the forefront in your practices at this time? Is is simply a continuation of your ongoing research? Or does it fill some gap that you've detected in Scrum (the way it was formerly taught). Or: are customers more interested in Lean concepts, for some reason? "

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Design, Analysis, and Risk Mitigation

November 16, 2007 — Posted by Scott Bain

What is design? When do you do it? How much to you do? And how do you begin?  

As teachers of Design Patterns and TDD, David Bernstein and I are often asking these questions. Invariably, we include the notion that one engages in "design" (not necessarily up front design, mind you) as a way to mitigate risk, among other things.

But which risks? Can you mitigate all risks? Do you even know all the risks that you might need to address in design? In most cases, the answer is almost certainly "No."

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Webinar Recording: Using Lean Thinking to Align People, Processes, and Practices

November 13, 2007 — Posted by Jim Trott

While I usually don't use the blog for cross-promotion, this webinar is probably something you want to listen to if you are at all interested in Lean Software Development. This is the basic 60 minute seminar that Alan Shalloway gives all around the country on Lean Thinking. Definitely worth a listen. Find it at www.netobjectives.com/webinars/aligning-with-lean 

This webinar is available to all registered users of the website until December 9, 2007 and then to Net Objectives customers after that.

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