In This Issue
- Estimating is Often Helpful. Estimates are Not.
Read Esther Derby’s Blog Post
- Hypersensitivity To Tool Use In The Agile Community
Read Christopher Goldsbury’s InfoQ Interview
- It's Not Scrum, It's You
Read Scott Dunn’s Blog Post
- The Agile Resiliency Factor
Read Dave Moran’s Blog Post
- Defensive Programming vs. Batsh*t Crazy Paranoid Programming
Read Jim Bird’s DZone Article
Estimating is Often Helpful. Estimates are Not.
Are your estimates treated as guarantees or are they used to game the system? Esther Derby gives her insight into the benefits of collaborative estimating and the dangers of misused estimates.
Read Esther Derby’s Blog Post.
Hypersensitivity To Tool Use In The Agile Community
Are developers being hypocrites when they want other people to use the software they build but refuse to use software to manage their own agile projects? Christopher Goldsbury follows up with Steve Ropa on Steve’s recent CM Crossroads article, Is There a Place in the Agile World for Tools?, to find out more about how the agile community views tooling.
Read Christopher Goldsbury’s InfoQ Interview.
It's Not Scrum, It's You
Scott Dunn warns you not blame the methodology when it’s really people who are causing the problems. Scott acknowledges that some problems can’t be solved in a two day class on Scrum, but that doesn’t mean you should lose hope and give up.
Read Scott Dunn’s Blog Post.
The Agile Resiliency Factor
Is there more to agile than just being able to respond and adapt to changing software requirements? Dave Moran thinks there is. Dave shares his thoughts on why and how to build a resilient agile organization.
Read Dave Moran’s Blog Post.
Defensive Programming vs. Batsh*t Crazy Paranoid Programming
It make sense to write code to guard against unexpected errors, but building in too many exceptions can easily get out of control. Jim Bird explains the differences between “healthy” paranoia and taking your code to crazy town.
Read Jim Bird’s DZone Article.
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