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The Best of the Week (Dec 5): 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 (December 05 - December 12). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Don't Give Partial Credit

  • Any time you split a story, for whatever reason you split it, make sure each half is a proper user story, meeting the INVEST criteria. Don’t cause velocity inflation and risky release planning by increasing the total points on underestimated stories. Finish sprints cleanly. And just forget about trying to “get credit” for unfinished work.

2. Geek Reading December 1, 2014

  • These items are the fruits of those ideas, the items I deemed worthy from my daily reading. These items are a combination of tech business news, development news and programming tools and techniques.

3. A rebuttal against terrible interview advice

  • I came across an article called “6 ways to nail the job interview”. Take a few minutes to read the article. Go on, I’ll wait. Done? Good. Now forget everything that it said. This is the sort of article that really annoys me because it’s just plain dangerous.

4. Agile teams deliver continuously

  • Agile teams deliver continuously. Which means, Code must be integrated continuously and Code must be tested continuously. Teams that follow this recipe will have an improved chance of producing quality code continuously. Product Owners will be happy about the increased team velocity. Developers will be happy about the confidence to make changes. Business will be happy about the increased quality of the product.

5. Agile is a simple topic

  • Let's face it, being pure isn't about what you have, it is about what you don't! Pure gold has nothing but gold that's why it is super valuable. We should build our teams on developers, code and business needs. The three pure ingredient of a team, any one taken away and the team is no more.


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