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Identifying your vertical story skeleton

Eric Gunnersons C# Compendium, September 24, 2014
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Ive been leading an agile team for a while now, and I thought I would share some of the things weve learned. This one is about vertical slices, and learning how to do this has made the team more effic...

The Tools We Use

Enterprise jQuery, August 12, 2014
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We develop with many different tools at appendTo. We have resources for everything from project management to preprocessing. While these tools change over time, we’ve found our current setup works wel...

Quick Hit: What Do Your Customers Really Want?

Brendan Tompkins, July 9, 2014
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The famous Harvard Business School Professor Theodore Levittfamously reminded: People dont want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want to buy a quarter-inch hole! He’s right.Similarly,your customers, ...

Agile Software Teams, a Basketball Analogy

Brendan Tompkins, June 24, 2014
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What makes a greatbasketball team?Having a great scorer? Having a great defensive presence? Both? Neither? What makes a great software team? The other day I was explaining team interactions and dynami...

Learning to Embrace Changing Requirements

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 3, 2014
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A personal story about changing requirements and agile software development...

Agile Release Cycle Control

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 2, 2014
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Agile release cycle displayed in 3 views: monthly calendar, read-only view, edit view...

Agile Database Development

Simple Talk, January 3, 2014
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Agile methodologies work well with database developments only if great care is taken to do things right. It requires good judgement and leaves little room for error. Dev Nambi, in an extract from the ...

Agile 2014 Call For Papers

K. Scott Allen, November 26, 2013
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David Starr and I are putting together a Development Practices and Craftsmanship track for the Agile 2014 conference. The conference is in Orlando next summer (July 28 August 1). From Davids post on...

Agile on the Beach 2013 - photoblog

The Code Project Latest Articles, September 20, 2013
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The third Agile on the Beach conference was held on Tremough Campus, Penryn (near Falmouth in Cornwall) on 5th and 6th September 2013. As last year, the event attracted not only tech businesses, but a...

Board-Level Agile Using Agile with my Leadership Team

Simple Talk, July 30, 2013
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Next week, Ill be speaking at Agile 2013. As a CEO, I go to plenty of conferences, but most of them are domain-specific: meeting Red Gates customers, or other CEOs and senior leaders, or seeing whats ...

What is C# Fragile class problem ?

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 27, 2013
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Inheritance is a great power by which developers can increase reusability in parent-child relationship. But with great powers comes greater responsibility and also problems. One of the problems which ...

DevOps - A need for the IT industry

The Code Project Latest Articles, July 5, 2013
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By adopting DevOps process can help IT organizations not only in Agile but also operational side with improved collaboration across organization....

Showcasing the Worlds Brightest Students at Imagine Cup 2013

Somasegars WebLog, July 5, 2013
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Good education is a critical component in enabling students to be successful in life and to make a notable difference in the world. When combined with opportunities to be creative, to exercise one&rsq...

Agile Testing, Scrum, and eXtreme Programming

The Code Project Latest Articles, February 22, 2013
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An agile team works as a single team towards a common objective of achieving quality....

Tests and Builds are Made to be Broken

ISerializable, January 20, 2013
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Many agile teams seem to be very focused on not breaking the build. I myself used to jokingly say that your team should have a I Broke the Build T-Shirt, to switch between team members. That was a mi...

Elastic, Agile, Adaptive Leadership Workshop, January 31 2013, Oslo

ISerializable, January 16, 2013
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This January, the 31st, I will be giving a two day Workshop for team leaders, architects, and scrum masters, titled Elastic, Agile, Adaptive Leadership. If youre interested in joining, please cont...

JustCode JavaScript Templates for WinJS

the telerik blogs, November 28, 2012
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Ive been doing a lot of WinJS work recently, and I am an avid user of the JustCode Template functionality.  So, I thought Id share my templates as I have them now, and will update this post as I ...

Fixing Visual Studio 2012 Intellisense for WinJS Files

the telerik blogs, November 20, 2012
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I have been frustrated by Intellisense acting up when working on WinJS Windows Store applications.  Figure 1 is just an example of the quirky behavior that Ive been experiencing: Image 1 Fortuna...

The Agile Tour is coming to Hong Kong!

the telerik blogs, November 19, 2012
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I am happy to be part of the organizing committee for the Agile Tour in Hong Kong on December 1st. I also convinced Telerik to send me 30kg of Tee-shirts for attendees of the event. Details are belo...

The Three Values of a Good Isolation Framework

ISerializable, October 14, 2012
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A good isolation framework(mocking framework but that is a horrible name for it. the word mock is overloaded already) should follow three values to not be a hindrance, and actually be helpful to me: ...

A Review of The Clean Coder

Steven Smith, October 11, 2012
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Im generally a fan of Robert C. Uncle Bob Martins books, so realize Im going into this book with something of a positive bias.  While is previous books, Agile Principles, Patterns and Practices i...

Agile/Scrum Velocity for Non-Agile Teams

The Code Project Latest Articles, October 10, 2012
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Agile concepts for teams not using Agile....

Kanban Boards and Microsoft TFS 2012 support in Telerik TeamPulse R5 2012

the telerik blogs, September 28, 2012
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Our agile project management tool TeamPulse just released our R5 2012 bits and let us tell you, TeamPulse has never been that Agile. R5 marks the release of the much requested Kanban boards, as well a...

JustCode 2012 Q2 Service Pack 2 Makes Navigation Even Easier

the telerik blogs, September 27, 2012
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JustCode has long been helping developers navigate their code and quickly find Files, Types, Members, and Symbols.  The most recent Service Pack (released 12-September 2012) has made it even easi...

Agile Process

Brendan Tompkins, September 6, 2012
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I was out at Agile Prague earlier this week. There were many great presentations on building up better processes and a particularly interesting one by Linda Rising on the introduction of agile into or...

Beyond Agile Estimation Part II: Improving Your Metrics

the telerik blogs, July 25, 2012
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Yesterday I blogged about using a spreadsheet in your Agile Estimation efforts. We left off after the first sprint and had an estimated time to completion of 15.14 weeks. Now lets take a look at how ...

Beyond Agile Estimation Part I: Measuring Key Data Points

the telerik blogs, July 24, 2012
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During the recent conference season, I did a lot of presentations about Agile Estimation based on my Pluralsight course of the same name. At the end of the sessions I showed an Excel spreadsheet that...

The future of Isolation frameworks, and how Moq isn't it (for now)

ISerializable, June 26, 2012
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In a past post I hinted that I think Moq is not a part of the future of isolation frameworks. Here’s where I get to explain why. To be clear, it is a really valuable, widely used framework, but ...

TechEd 2012 developer keynote and interview series for all of you who couldnt be there

the telerik blogs, June 12, 2012
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If you are a developer working with Microsoft platforms, and arent living under a rock, then you probably know that TechEd 2012 is happening right now in Orlando, Florida. Telerik is in Orlando, in fo...

Meet Telerik in Oslo at NDC 2012 and win a software bundle worth $4,000

the telerik blogs, June 6, 2012
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Are you going to meet with the .NET and agile development world at this year’s edition of Norwegian Developers Conference between June 6-8? Telerik is excited to take part in NDC 20...

Agile Case Study - Cayen Systems

The Code Project Latest Articles, May 30, 2012
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Information and observations from an Agile transformation at a small software company in Milwaukee, WI....

Why I Hate Unit Testing

the telerik blogs, May 17, 2012
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So you went to work for the cool company that wooed you with promises of cutting edge technologies and techniques. In the interview, they told you that they are agile and unit test everything. You may...

Communication struggles at a small company

the telerik blogs, April 18, 2012
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Ive spent my entire career at start-ups. Im use to small. I once worked at a big table with everyone else employed at the company, resulting in pure bliss. One company that I started with three other...

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Perfect fit: The cloud and SOA -- but don't call it that

InfoWorld: Web services, April 11, 2012
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The phone rings. "We're looking for a path to cloud computing for our enterprise that will reduce risks and cost, but also raise our ability to be flexible and agile," the voice on the phone pleads....

Authenticating your windows domain users in the cloud

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), April 3, 2012
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Moving to the cloud can represent a big challenge for many organizations when it comes to reusing existing infrastructure. For applications that drive existing business processes in the organization, ...

Authenticating your windows domain users in the cloud

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), April 3, 2012
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Moving to the cloud can represent a big challenge for many organizations when it comes to reusing existing infrastructure. For applications that drive existing business processes in the organization, ...

Speaking at TechED India this week

the telerik blogs, March 19, 2012
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After a successful TechDays Hong Kong the week before last, I am off to Bangalore today to speak at Tech Ed India 2012! Besides the usual running around and talking with customers, partners, attendee...

Tame Application Flexibility By Loose Coupling With Object Decoration

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 11, 2012
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Discuss application flexibility of static typing....

Telerik partners with Agile India 2012 to deliver one of the largest Agile conferences in India

the telerik blogs, March 9, 2012
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Agile India 2012 was held at Hotel Le Meridien, Bangalore from Feb 17 19th 2012. The event was organized by the local community - Agile Software Community of India. Telerik is proud to have sponsored...

Excel Cumulative Flow Diagram

Steven Smith, February 12, 2012
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Im working on a Kanban Fundamentals course that should go live soon on Pluralsight.  One of the topics Im touching on is Cumulative Flow Diagrams, and how these can be used to analyze flow of a p...

Team Workspace Reflections

Steven Smith, February 8, 2012
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Weve been fans of team rooms and collaborative work environments at NimblePros for some time.  In building out our new building, we took care to create several large open spaces to be used as tea...

AgileSight, my new venture

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), February 6, 2012
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Another important milestone in my career started three years ago when I joined Tellago. I convinced my friend Jesus to hire me, and I would eventually move to the United States with my family to work ...

DevReach Online 2010 - Software Fundamentals

Steven Smith, February 2, 2012
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  I just finished my DevReach Online presentation, A Whirlwind Tour of Software Development Fundamentals.  In this 45-minute talk, I covered what I consider to be fundamental principles, pat...

Stories Too Big - Vertical Slices

Steven Smith, February 2, 2012
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I have a client who lists as one of the key challenges with implementing agile practices with their teams as managing to define user stories that are valuable but not too big.  This is actually a...

Economic Train Wreck Ahead

Peter Brombergs UnBlog, January 31, 2012
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The amount of money the federal government takes out of the U.S. economy in taxes will increase by more than 30 percent between 2012 and 2014, according to the Budget and Economic Outlook published to...

Norway - Stavanger Elastic Leadership Class

ISerializable, November 29, 2011
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This is very short notice, (which is why there is a surprise) - but During December 15-16, Ill be doing my Elastic Leadership Course Lead Better in Stavanger, Norway. This course is for new and experi...

What I liked of Agile.NET 2011 Europe

Code Climber, October 20, 2011
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A few weeks ago I attended the Agile.NET 2011 Europe conference, in Gent. In this post I just want collect some links to the slides of the event, and give some personal comments on the sessions and to...