This article by Dave West on InfoQ might be an interesting read if you’re interested in theories of software development. “Both Lean and Agile must stop applying, in a literal and rote manner, the tools and practices. Tools and practices are nothing more than expressions of values, principles and philosophy. They are not the only […]
Category Archives: Agile
Here’s a fun way to explain a few important software design concepts. I look forward to a surge of this new kind of motivational posters in team rooms everywhere …
Theory of Software Development
Ivar Jacobsson rails at the prevalance of practices but, at least in this article, doesn’t even come close to touching on any relevant theories. Instead, it seems to me that he promotes even more practices. I’m sure things will clear up for me once I get my hands on his latest toolbox. Unless, of course, I have to pay a lot of cash to get it, in which case I probably won’t get my hands on it.
Thriving Through the Credit Crunch
Clarke Ching has written a nice little piece that’s available as an online read on Slideshare, and embedded below. It’s short and plain enough that it has the potential of becoming widely read. I’m predicting it will spread quite fast. Executive summary: releasing wanted software soon and frequently ties up capital for shorter durations, which […]
Jeff Sutherland at Öredev 2008
Here’s a video of a talk by Jeff Sutherland at Öredev 2008. Although I still find all his numbers suspect, because I don’t understand what he does to actually measure productivity of the teams he works with – I still like to listen to him speak. His ambition to push the envelope and find new […]
Kom på Scrumkurs med mig
Den 10-11 februari ska jag köra min nästa öppna Certified Scrum Master-kurs i Uppsala. Det finns fortfarande några platser kvar – så jag tycker att du ska komma om du vill lära dig mer om Scrum.
Johanna Rothman: “Lessons Learned in Project Management”
Here’s a video of a speech with Johanna Rothman, one of the hosts of our upcoming PSL workshop, and also the subject in this mp3 interview.
Changes, Then Rules, Then Changes, Then …
David Schmaltz writes: “Within SEI, there were (probably still are) two factions. I heard (just hearsay) that two principals at SEI approached two of the Agile Manifesto signatories to wish them luck shortly after the manifesto was made public. Apparently they had carried the same intentions in founding the SEI, but were compromised when the suits […]
The Challenge of Making Knowledge Explicit
What happens when we try to break down processes that are really too complex to explain in the details, and then teach the process as if it was a stepwise instruction? We run the risk of dumbing down the process to exactly that which we can transfer explicitly, as this classic Internet meme perfectly illustrates:
Computer Sweden missförstår om återblickar
Peter Larsson på Computer Sweden ringde upp mig efter att ha läst om återblickar och Scrum på min Scrumtips-blogg. Han frågade om brister i Scrum, och jag svarade som jag brukar, att det är svårt att peka ut brister i Scrum som modell, för den är ganska liten och tajt. Däremot finns det vissa problem […]