The Best of the Week (Oct 24): 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 (October 24 - October 31). Here they are, in order of popularity:
Last week I did a presentation to the Agile 4 Agencies meet up group on the topic of “Agile Contracts” - although I believe “Contracts for Agile” might have been a better title.
Every once in a while I’m working on a feature, only to discover that I need to extend another part of the code first. If I was disciplined, I would create another branch at that point. But I’m not.
Working with professionals can be a joy. Not only can they solve your problem, they may help you see what problem you should solve. Experts, however, are not always so pleasant to work with.
Today's Agile is reckless. Consider a prudent alternative.
The grocery store checkout model exercise deals with the following scenario. You have a customer that is scanning products in a self-checkout lane, and you need to process the order. The end result might be a Git repository that allows you to see the full approach that was used and how it changed over time. Ideally, you should see a lot of churn in the beginning, but then you’ll have a lot less work to do as your architecture settles down.
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