Is valuable shippable?

August 17, 2010

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Agile development talks about producing valuable software, with the aim of delivering potentially shippable solutions at the end of each iteration. For me these have always been two distinct ideas: valuable software – a small piece of functionality that adds to the system ; not necessarily a complete feature, but not dependant upon any other […]

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Starting to understand comfort zones

June 24, 2010

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The first session I proposed at the Agile Coach Camp in Germany was on comfort zones; a topic close to my heart as I was in a foreign country, unable to speak the language, talking to a group of people I’d never met before. I may have been slightly outside of my comfort zone. Oh, […]

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How to plan a workshop

June 2, 2010

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Back in April I proposed a workshop session at the Agile Business Conference (still waiting to hear back but I’m not holding my breath), not letting the fact that I have never presented at a conference before stop me. The reason for this rather rash decision was that one of my goals for the year […]

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Book review: Agile Retrospectives

May 4, 2010

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So, this isn’t my first time reading Esther Derby and Diana Larsen‘s book, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great. However, having ordered a new copy (the old one is lost in the depths of my office) I decided to take it with me to Agile Coach Camp Germany and read on the journey. You can […]

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After the volcano

April 21, 2010

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So was Open Volcano 10 a success? Did a new groundbreaking idea emerge during the day? Simply put: yes and no (or at least I didn’t come across one). There was a real energy about the day that seemed to come from not only the calibre of the speakers stranded in the UK but also the very […]

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Open Volcano 10

April 20, 2010

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A number of the Agile jet set find themselves in London due to some unpronounceable Icelandic volcano, so instead of sitting around a waiting for the ash cloud to let them go home they decided to set up a OpenSpace conference. In a day. Starting with a few twitter messages and no fixed home the conference […]

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