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The Best of the Week (Apr. 04): Agile Zone

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The Best of the Week (Apr. 04): Agile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (Apr. 04 to Apr. 10). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Software Developers: prototype of future knowledge workers?

We work with our brains rather than our brawn. We generate value because of what we know and what that knowledge allows us to do.

2. What Meetings feel like for Engineers

And here I share my newest fun story (a video this time): An engineer as an ‘expert’ in a business/requirement meeting. The task is simple: create seven red lines. But the twist is that these lines must be perpendicular…

3. The Prototype of Future Knowledge Workers

Highlighting IT workers as knowledge workers allows us to learn from the existing body of knowledge on the subject.

4. Don’t Estimate Spikes

If you implement all of your spikes for each release in a “Sprint 0″, you could estimate them. If you do, do so always so that your velocity will be reliable. Spikes are, like defects, generally harder to estimate correctly relative to user stories. It’s best to time-box them.

5. Ease at Work – A Talk by Kent Beck

The other day I was watching Kent Beck’s talk about Ease at Work. It touched me deeply and I could really relate to what he described.

 

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