Words Mean Things – Inspect & Adapt

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At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.Agile Manifesto ( In case you weren’t aware, this is the 12th Principle of the Agile Manifesto and it is often translated into “inspect & adapt.” Of the twelve principles, this is definitely the one that everyone

Hit and Run Build Breaker

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Funny parody on Real Men of Genius — Real Agile Genius! [inline_media] [/inline_media] Common problem, someone checks in code at the end of the day and breaks the build.  Heck, at least there’s continuous integrations taking place 🙂 Thanks to my peeps at VersionOne for doing this one.  Jerry is an excellent actor, he would

It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature

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I know everyone who has worked in or on or amongst a development team has heard the saying, “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature.” When said, it is usually followed by some laughter, sometimes remorseful laughter. Heck, you’ll even hear the users beat you to the punch when they say, “that’s a feature, not

Five Simple Guidelines to Agile Metric Bliss

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Over the past couple years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many great teams in many industries. I often work with teams and their managers to generate reports. In doing so, I quickly realize that although teams may be working to adapt and leverage one of the frameworks that fall under the Agile moniker,

Pondering the Agile “Don’t Know” Methodology

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If you haven’t already heard the buzz, the VersionOne State of Agile Survey 2011 is now out and it is packed full with some great information.   The survey is a helpful resource to quantify what people are doing and the value they have realized or have not realized through their particular agile implementation.  As part