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You can’t be Agile in Maintenance? (Part 1)

I’ve been going over a couple of posts by Steve Kilner that question whether Agile methods can be used effectively in software maintenance. It’s a surprising question really. ...
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Even Backlogs Need Grooming

Imagine this common scenario if you will. One of your friends calls you up and says: “Hey, would you mind helping me move on Saturday, I am getting 4 or 5 people together and we are ...
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How extreme is extreme programming?

The term Extreme Programming (XP) was coined in the nineties. Originally, it described a set of practices that have mostly been widely adopted today. Among these practices were continuous ...
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Standups – take them or leave them

We left ‘em. Standup meetings are a core practice in Agile methods like Scrum and XP. Each day the team meets briefly to answer 3 questions: What did I get done yesterday? What am ...
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The Ten Minute Build

Given a development environment any developer should be able to get hold of the source code, click a button or type a simple command and run a build. The build should compile and perform ...
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Breaking Down an Agile process Backlog

The process of breaking down a backlog is one of the most important steps in any Agile process. I have found over the years that the better a backlog is broken down the smoother the ...
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Agile software development recommendations for users and new adopters

Let me begin by saying that I am an agile believer and as a team player I enjoy this methodology much more than the traditional waterfall methods. Agile is like a fashion these days. ...
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Save money from Agile Development

If You Don’t Use Pair Programming and Code Reviews as Teaching Tools You Waste Money There is an easy way how to save many man-days and thus also money on a project by adding some ...
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