Category Archives: Extreme Programming

VersionOne Turns it Up to 10 (Part 2)

In my first post we talked about the top three things you didn’t know about agile in 2002, and the ways I’ve personally experienced an evolution within VersionOne, our product and the adoption of agile within the industry. Now for … Continue reading

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Part 1 of 2: Agile Adoption – No Pain No Gain

I love sports and any chance I get to relate it to what I do for living, I get pretty jazzed!  So, hang with me on this… I hope this either reinforces what you already know about agile development or … Continue reading

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Bezos’ Petals: Software Development & the “Invisible” Customer Experience

As it is that time of year, odds are pretty good that you’ve happened upon the Frank Capra holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  Between that, “A Christmas Story” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” it’s a wonder there’s anything else … Continue reading

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T-shaped Agile

Quite frequently, I hear folks in the agile development community splitting hairs over their favorite approaches to delivering products and services. There are those who will argue over whether or not one should be allowed to mention “Scrum” and “Lean” … Continue reading

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For What It’s Worth

I’ve used this theme before but I need to once again give my nods to Buffalo Springfield.  It is absolutely time we “Stop Children, what’s that sound, everyone look whats going down…” I get involved in a heck of a … Continue reading

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Extreme Programming Values – Communication

Communication is one of the most underestimated of the XP values.  The value of communication is not underestimated, so much as how hard it is.  There are many different ways to believe we are truly communicating, but they so often … Continue reading

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The Extreme Programming Values – Alive and Well!

Like so many of my compatriots, I got started in the agile development world doing Extreme Programming.  At first, I was enamored with the “engineering” practices such as Pair Programming and Refactoring.  These practices have become the foundation that is required for … Continue reading

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Going Back to the Beginning

I had a very interesting conversation on the scrumdevelopment Yahoo Group this week that really got me thinking about a few things. The argument was about the value of estimating stories in Scrum software development. I will definitely talk more … Continue reading

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Self Organization is an Emergent Behavior

Ever since I got involved in the agile development community, I’ve struggled with the concept of self organizing teams. We all know that the most highly performing teams are self organizing. The question remains, “How do I, as the duly … Continue reading

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Self Organizing and the “M” word

I did a presentation last month at the Agile Denver user group.  It was a great time, and there were some great discussions around what it takes to transition to agile software development.  One key item that came up is … Continue reading

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