6 posts tagged with "agile"

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Art and science

15 March, 2024 - 295 words
I open a lot of tabs. A lot. Maybe as many as you. Every now and then I have to plough through them and close down stuff I’ve either dealt with, bookmarked, or just forgotten why I opened it in the first place. I’ve given up doing this on my phone where my Firefox tab count is permanently ∞ (literally). So here are some interesting tabs I’ve had open this week:

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Estimating is good for your health

21 October, 2015 - 356 words
Matt Jukes has written a post called Don’t do Agile. Be agile. Or something. where he describes how estimating stories has not worked for them at the Office of National Statistics. I think there is a more important...

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Keep Posting

27 June, 2011 - 157 words
Pete has some good advice for writing a blog that lasts: Keep Posting. I should post more, but I’m frequently paralysed by choice. I’m a software dev manager, so I’m interested in down-in-the-mud-coding, software quality, personal and team productivity, agile techniques, web analytics, business value and return on investme...

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What is Scrum?

16 March, 2011 - 124 words
A first-pass set of definitions, in increasing order of cynicism: Scrum is a methodology designed to help an organisation deliver a product every few weeks rather than every few years. Scrum is a set of rituals intended to prevent motivated, clever people from becoming cowboy...

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Scrum in web teams – an apology

21 September, 2010 - 157 words
A few months ago at the Institutional Web Manager’s Workshop I helped run a session on PRINCE2 and Scrum with Peter Barnes from the University of Reading. I was terrible. At the start of the session we collected several common problems that people face on their projects....

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Working processes

05 May, 2007 - 82 words
What we’re trying to do at work: test-driven development pair programming implementation docs on the wiki code coverage stats (with cobertura) regularly generated via… continuous integration (at the moment with

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