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Agile For Customers

Steven Smith, February 28, 2008
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Tom Hollander wrote about why your customers will love agile (even if they think they hate it) last week, and made several interesting observations about how agile methodology has taken hold in many c...

tfs 2010 RC Agile Process template update New Task progress report

Clarity Blogs: ASP.NET, March 12, 2010
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Maybe my next post will just be about why I am so excited and impressed with the out of the box templates.  But, for this first blog with my new focus, I thought I would just walk through the pro...

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....

Everything You Need to Get Started with SpecFlow and WatiN

Steven Smith, June 24, 2011
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Im adding SpecFlow to an application Im working on so that I can add some acceptance tests that actually exercise the user interface.  Ive only spent a couple of hours on it thus far, but I have ...

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....

Web Service Factory for VS 2008

Corporate Coder, March 10, 2008
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Just released earlier in February, is the Web Service Software Factory: Modeling Edition for 2008.  This new software factory utilizes the Guidance Automation toolkit in the source code.  An...

Kanban Process Template for TFS

Corporate Coder, April 22, 2008
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I want to announce that I have posted an alpha version of the Kanban Process Template for TFS on codeplex.  The template as currently has a set of Areas and Iterations to help get started wi...

Agile Project Management and MS Project

Corporate Coder, November 9, 2006
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I have been following a thread on the Scrum development list on yahoo that included some comments about using MS Project to help track the project.  Some of the comments made the case that usin...

Impressions of Pivotal Tracker

Clarity Blogs: ASP.NET, May 16, 2010
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Pivotal Tracker is a free, online agile project management system. Ive been using it recently to better communicate to customers about the current state of our project. In Pivotal Tracker, the unit of...

[Audio Interview] Kent Beck - An Agile conversation (First Iteration)

ISerializable, February 1, 2006
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After almost 8 months of scheduling nightmare, I've finally had the pleasure of having a great conversation with noted author and speaker, Kent Beck. This is more of a conversation rather than an inte...

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....

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....

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...

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...

Oredev Wrap-Up

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., November 8, 2009
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The hard part about going from one conference to the next is the lack of closure. Not that Oredev was bad and I need closure, but I would like to process it a little bit. This was my third conference...

Inversion of Control/Dependency Injection with Repository Pattern, Fluent Nhibernate and LightCore Framework

The Code Project Latest Articles, August 2, 2011
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Using IOC/DI and Repository Factory with LightCore...

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....

Agile Entity Framework 4 Repository: Part 1- Model and POCO Classes

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., November 19, 2009
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Im going to lay out this out in a few blog posts because its complex. As I am not a TDD developer, I wont be starting from the tests. Im doing this in a fashion which is logical to me. But that will m...

Download the MSF-Agile+SDL Process Template for VSTS

MSDN: ASP.NET, February 13, 2010
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Embed security in your Agile Development project with the MSF-Agile+SDL Process Template. It's a TFS process template that integrates the policy, process, and tools of the Security Development Lifecyc...

Agile Vs. Plan Driven Development

Cirrus Minor, August 1, 2005
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Udi Dahan talks about the merits of agile methods vs. (heavy) process methodologies (countering a post by Joel Semeniuk on CMMI). I can't say I totally agree with either (...

The Java Posse on Agile

Brendan Tompkins, June 15, 2006
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Recently, I've started to listen to the JavaPosse podcasts, over at JavaPosse.Com.  I find it really interesting to hear about the issues that the Java world is facing, especially since many of t...

Nanoservices anti-pattern pdf version

Cirrus Minor, May 18, 2010
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The formatting on the html version of the nano-services is a bit off (Word to HTML is so much fun) so I am also making it available as PDF.if you don’t rememberNonoservice is an Anti-pattern where a s...

Comparison of Architecture presentation patterns MVP(SC),MVP(PV),PM,MVVM and MVC

The Code Project Latest Articles, March 18, 2010
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This article will compare four important architecture presentation patterns i.e. MVP(SC),MVP(PV),PM,MVVM and MVC. Many developers are confused around what is the difference between these patterns and ...

Beautiful code...

Eric Gunnersons C# Compendium, August 14, 2007
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O'reilly publishes Beautiful Code Jonathan Edwards counters with a beautiful explanation. Now, I haven't read the new book, but I have a strong resonance with what Edwards wrote.  You should def...

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...

Is Extreme Programming Dying? Is Agile Growing in Popularity?

Steven Smith, January 12, 2010
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Its interesting to compare the interest over time in various software development methodologies and practices.  Google Trends is a great tool for this, although its not without limitations, espec...

MSF Agile Project Template

Corporate Coder, May 24, 2006
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It's been a while since I posted, and my last post was about the lack of an MSF Agile Project Template in the list of Templates available in Project 12.  I'm also a little miffed that the Microso...

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 HR?

Brendan Tompkins, May 12, 2006
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I was just poking around some of my old blog posts, and was reminded of a series of cartoons I made back in 2004.  I’m not sure if they’re funny or not, it’s one of those blog t...

Successive Method Calls With MoQ

youve been HAACKED, September 30, 2009
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One area where using MoQ is confusing is when mocking successive calls to the same method of an object. For example, I was writing some tests for legacy code where I needed to fake out multiple calls...

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 ...

The Check In Dance

Steven Smith, September 30, 2010
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When developing software and working with a build or integration server, there are certain conventions that one should follow when making updates to the shared codebase.  Somewhere I picked up th...

Stories Too Big Vertical Slices

Steven Smith, November 14, 2008
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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...

Inbound Marketing and Small Business Trends

Steven Smith, February 4, 2010
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I recently read Dharmeshs and Brian Halligans Inbound Marketing book, which has a lot of good tips for startup companies to follow in order to maximize their online reach and popularity.  Many o...

Mocking SPContext.Current with JustMock

Mehfuzs WebLog, September 27, 2010
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Today, I happen to find an interesting post on mocking SharePoint context using TypeMock. Being a JustMocker, i thought rather to follow the footsteps and see if can do the same with JustMock. I am no...

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...

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...

Objections to Agile development - level 300

Jeffrey Palermo, July 26, 2005
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Whether you love or hate Agile development methodologies, you need to read a whitepaper by Jim Highsmith entitled "Objections to Agile Development".  Jim addresses objections that stakeholders...

Agile Testing tools List

ISerializable, October 3, 2008
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Working on an appendix for my book, with a list of tools and frameworks you should care about. Tell me if I missed anything: Mock Frameworks o Moq o Rhino Mocks o Typemock Isolator o NM...

Book Review: Agile Project Management With Scrum

Guy Barrette, July 9, 2006
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Agile Project Management With Scrum Author: Ken Schwaber Publisher: Microsoft Press ISBN: 073561993X Retail Price: $39.99 US, $56.99 CDN Publication Date: February 2004 Softcover: 163 pages Online i...

Reminder: Agile Israel meets today!

ISerializable, December 15, 2005
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Johanna Rothman. More info here (including how to get there). It'd be great if you sent me an email ( roy @ ) telling me you're coming but you can just as easily show up (as long ...

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...

Managing the SO-Aware Repository with PowerShell

Pablo M. Cibraro (aka Cibrax), September 1, 2010
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As Jesus mentioned in this post, SO-Aware provides three interfaces for managing the service repository. An OData API in case you want to integrate third applications with the repository. OData is a p...

Why do teams succeed?

the telerik blogs, February 18, 2010
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The story of human achievement is almost always one of teamwork. While we celebrate individual accomplishments, like Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon, it is always the team that makes or brea...

Scrum is not enough. Try ScrumP

ISerializable, September 11, 2007
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I'm a firm believer in the idea that a good development methodology always has two parts intertwined. The first part is the Process. That's basically everything that has to do with the customer, requi...

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...

And now...Unit Testing in EF4

Julia Lerman Blog - Dont Be Iffy..., May 19, 2009
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As a follow up to a post I wrote earlier today on unit testing in the current version of Entity Framework [Unit Testing in EF v1 - the database conundrum], I wanted to point to a new post that appear...

Writing the tests for FluentPath

More Whidbey stuff, May 29, 2010
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Writing the tests for FluentPath is a challenge. The library is a wrapper around a legacy API (System.IO) that wasnt designed to be easily testable. If it were more testable, the sensible testing m...

Visual Studio Scrum 1.0

Somasegars WebLog, July 20, 2010
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Yesterday we announced the release of Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, a new process template for Team Foundation Server 2010.  The template can be downloaded from the Visual Studio Gallery or ...