10 Causes of Chaos in Agile Software Development

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“Everything is so chaotic” “Seems like we are constantly in a state of chaos.” “Is agile always crazy and chaotic?” Chaos is a word I hear a lot lately while working with software development teams that are either initially adopting agile software development or possibly undergoing a Lean/Agile reshaping to improve their existing agile approaches.

Friday is Always Better with Bacon

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Problem Solved: Formula to figure out How Much Detail is Required with Agile Requirements

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Documentation Formula

I recently got the priviledge to listen to Alistair Cockburn talk to a small group at the VersionOne offices. He told the story about Kent Beck and how the idea of how the user story on notecards was born (I’ve read about this before, but it was great hearing it from Alistair). He talked about

The State of Agile Software Development – Are we in a phase of Innovation Discontinuity?

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Hey, this post was originally published by the good folks at SD Times as an opinion piece. I appreciate the honor as well as being asked to contribute. I also appreciate those who helped a ton to edit including Maureen Upchurch and the marketing team at VersionOne. They helped me get it down to a

Hey Buddy, 2001 Called and Wants Its Agile Back

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State of Agile

In the past couple months, and really over the last few years, the frustration level of where agile software development is heading has been growing. The good thing is that the frustration is not forcing folks to give up, instead we’ve seen some great conversations form and a desire to ensure that as we move