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The Best of the Week (Apr. 11): Agile Zone

04.20.2014
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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Agile Zone (Apr. 11 to Apr. 17). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Leadership essentials: Get on the green, then go for the hole

The sport of golf is a mathematician's dream. Why?

2. Why did we lose the XP Practices?

Nowadays everyone is agile. Or at least they say. Most organisations use Scrum. Or they claim to do it, while still doing waterfall. But why is the industry so focused on Scrum? What happened to eXtreme Programming? Why did we loose the XP practices? Is it too extreme?

3. Agile - What’s a Manager to Do?

There are lots of management problems that need to be taken care of in any project. Agile spreads some management responsibilities around, but doesn’t make management problems go away. Projects can’t scale and teams can’t succeed unless somebody - a project manager - takes care of them.

4. The advantage of Scrum in evaluating "new stuff"

In a rapid evolving industry, like software development, using Scrum is a really good solution to constantly verify new technologies in your team, with little risks, but with real world feedback at the same time.

5. Can we Put an End to this 'Estimate' Game of Fools?

When I was a young software programmer, I had to develop features with estimates given by more senior programmers.

 

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