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Short multimedia review of LESS 2010 conference

The LESS 2010 conference just ended on a positive note of shared knowledge, bridge building between different communities and celebration of great work in the area of Software Development. LESS was started with a great ambition of combining, from the starting point three different communities globally. Those communities were the …

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The three main trends in long agile adoption processes

I was having a discussion with fellow agile adopters yesterday and a bunch of interesting patterns emerged from the discussion: We are getting to agile/process improvement fatigue The management of software development is changing, but agile adoption processes do not have a mandate to change the management approach We don’t …

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Tired of useless boring planning meetings? Read on, I’ve got a solution for you

In a meeting today I was graphically reminded of how some of the basic concepts in software development still escape many of us. Case in point, the meaning of capacity. In many people’s minds capacity still means “how many man-hours we have have available for real work”. This is plain …

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Why do we keep on giving up any control over our project? It would be so easy to keep it…

I get very often shocked by the comments that I hear from supposedly very smart people. Today was no exception. I heard the following comment: There is content we don’t want to timebox, therefore there’s no need to link it to any timeline… — Quote from someone that has direct …

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We all want more value. Fine! But what do you mean by value? A discussion on the meaning of “value”

In the agile community there’s been lately a great deal of talk about “value” and why that is more important than “process”. I also believe that we should try to optimize for value in our software environment, be it a small ISV or a big SW corporation. But what does …

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