Agile Zone Link Roundup (May 03)
For a look at what's been happening outside of the Agile Zone, we've assembled a collection of links from around the web covering all the tutorials, tools, new releases, rants, and raves you might have missed over the past couple of weeks:
TDD isn't dead. But it might be remolded into something even better. After all, agile methodologies are pretty good at one thing: adaptation.
While mistakes can (and do) happen, mistakes don't have to happen. Agile teams can (and do) plan for the long term without sacrificing their flexibility.
Let's do what smart people do, keep the good - discard the bad. Much respect to those fighting the battle at your workplaces everyday!
The Kanban Method’s trick is that it does not treat change as a standalone activity – it is integrated into each of its most basic of practices, those of the sustainability agenda.
You’re going to do fine. But enough with the whining and insisting on living in a tiny piece of the world. It’s time to grow up.
The company says that its VIPER development approach, which allows for a more open and agile development playground for creative engineers.
Kanban is so much more than only a board with columns, stickie notes, and scribbles all over the place. Kanban is a method, or an approach, to incrementally change/improve your process.
In each sprint, we update the stories in the ruler with US’s of the previous sprint, so that when our team meets for the planning poker session, they have at least one baseline story on each story point to compare to.
I believe that if we want to create software as efficiently & effectively as possible it is about time to move away from SCRUM sprints and look for modern alternatives.
Here’s a challenge: how many of these questions are are true for your team? (Be honest.)
The physical Kanban board works great for me, I’ve reduced wasted time, and I’m more motivated to finish tasks.
SonicAgile is a FREE Agile Project Management tool that includes a real-time Backlog, Kanban, and Burndown Charts.
At Stack Overflow, it is mainly the Scrum master’s responsibility to ensure that the board is populated properly and that team members understand how deals move across the board. Only if Team Leaders have identified a problem that could not be solved during the Standup, would they pass it on to the Sales Manager to further work on it with the rep in question.
SCRAP™ takes elements from Scrum (the “Scr”) and adds in the “P” from XP, but leaves out the controversial “X” (extreme) elements. The “A” crept in when we weren't looking.
There are organizations which think that Agile or Scrum can be the solution to solve all IT problems that they have. Replacing processes doesn’t make an organization Agile.
We looked at the current agile development process and decided it didn’t offer enough room for creativity.
After a long period of trial and error I found a few best practices to apply when starting a new project with Trello and Scrum.