Agile in Context

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin Just about everyone agrees that being “adaptable to change” is important. At the same time, many people believe that we’re entering an age of acceleration. The […]
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Quick Reference Guide for Splitting User Stories

We’ve been talking a lot lately about splitting user stories. After all, one of the keys to scrum team success and happiness is properly sized stories that play nicely in a sprint. To help teams remember the four easy steps to splitting a user story, we’ve developed a quick reference guide. Download a copy for […]
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Test Driven Development – Life Beyond the Insanity

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein Are you a survivor of insane software development? Design-code-integrate-test-deploy. Maybe it’s time for a different approach. Test driven development takes some of the insanity out of the software development process by shifting the emphasis on testing from post-development necessity […]
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PMI Wine Country – Professional Development Day

The Wine Country Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is hosting a Professional Development Day on Saturday, August 27, 2011. One of the agenda items is the new PMI certification for Agile Certified Practitioners (PMI-ACP) and how it compares with the Certified ScrumMaster from the Scrum Alliance.
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Performance Review Pain Review – The Agile Way

Take a piece of yellow paper, a slice of pizza, and a couple of guys with clipboards – and what do you have? Last week – it was the latest gathering of the North Bay Agile Meetup group. The topic was “Performance Review Pain Relief.” So what would you do with that piece of paper […]
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5 Agile Ways to Rock the Boat with Eric Ries

According to Eric Ries, another way to say “agile” is “extreme troublemaker.” If you think you know what’s given, constant, and unchangeable – think again. In an interview with Lara Druyan at a recent Silicon Valley gathering hosted by 106 Miles and Hackers & Founders – Eric poked holes in the foundation of entrepreneurial sense […]
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