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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:

1. Contracts for Agile

  • 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.

2. Partial Commits with Git

  • 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.

3. Experts vs Professionals

  • 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.

4. Prudent Agile

  • Today's Agile is reckless. Consider a prudent alternative.

5. Modeling Exercise: The Grocery Store's Checkout Model

  • 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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