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The Best of the Week (Mar. 14): Agile Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (Mar. 14 to Mar. 20). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. The Programmer Productivity Paradox

Programmers seem to be fairly productive people.

2. The 10 Commandments of Programming

Turing assembled the entire Geek community and said to them, "These are the things that the Compiler has commanded you to do:"

3. 5 ways to be more effective selling your ideas

In tech especially, we are trained that success hinges on fact. That is probably true, but convincing people to move (even technical people) is as much about emotion as it is about fact. So many people believe that ideas succeed or fail based on the merits of the idea alone. That is not the case.

4. Estimation by stuffing things into boxes

I’ve started using an approach for software project estimation that so far is proving to be fairly transparent, quick and reliable.

5. Psychology and the Agile Methodology

Failing fast and often is a challenging concept in Agile. It is much easier to state than accomplish. Most individuals have a natural psychological fear of failure. This irrational emotion called Atychiphobia plays a role in life.

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