In This Issue
- Jeff Patton on User Centered Design and Story Mapping
View the infoQ interview here
- Kanban's Not Better than Scrum, It's Just Smaller
Read the DZone interview with Henrik Kniberg here
- Is the Agile Community Being Unreasonable?
Read the discussion recap here (make sure to read the commentary)
- VersionOne Winter 2010 Release Info
Agile Analytics, Ultimate Edition, Regression Testing Tools & more
- Upcoming Agile Events
Check the event calendar here
Jeff Patton on User Centered Design and Story Mapping
Jeff Patton describes the different ways Agile teams deal with users and then digs in deep into story mapping. Jeff says: "For me, the story mapping thing is going back to using the story as a genuine conversation to actually drive understanding of the system, not as what I've seen it become - molecular conversation about the details of a particular feature and how we're going to test it.
View the infoQ interview here.
Kanban's Not Better than Scrum, It's Just Smaller
Henrik Kniberg, an Agile & Lean coach at Crisp, has written some great blog posts that compare Scrum and Kanban. He says it's unfortunate that most discussions comparing Scrum to Kanban are focused on trying to see which is better. DZone spoke with Kniberg about the differences in Scrum and Kanban.
Read the interview here.
Is the Agile Community being Unreasonable?
A recent thread on the pmi-agile Yahoo! group discusses some frustrations of the Agile recommendations that seem on the verge of naivete. Amr Elssamadisy of InfoQ covers much of the back and forth which makes for interesting reading. Make sure to read Dave Nicolette's commentary at the end.
Read the discussion recap here.
VersionOne Winter 2010 Release
Headlining VersionOne's winter release is a comprehensive data analysis and custom reporting platform: Agile Analytics. Also introduced is a new set of integrated Regression Testing tools for creating, organizing and tracking Regression Test Plans, Suites and Test Sets. With the Winter 2010 release also came the announcement of VersionOne's latest product edition: VersionOne Ultimate.
Learn about the Winter 2010 release here.
Learn more about Ultimate Edition here.
Upcoming Agile Events
With our new site comes a new events page. (which is easier for us to update and keep current!) Check it for upcoming Agile events like the Lean conference in Atlanta, the Scrum Gathering in Shanghai, Agile Central Europe and many more. If you have an Agile community event or conference you would like promoted, please go to the link below for more info.
View the event calendar here.
2 Upcoming US Conferences You Should Go To
Lean Software & Systems Conference
April 21-23, 2010
Agile Dev Practices
Las Vegas, NV
June 6-11, 2010
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