Welcome to the May 4th edition of the Carnival of Agilists – the bimonthly roster of the best posts from the Agile Blogosphere.
Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Ron Jeffries tried baseball, and it didn’t work.
- Skip Angel writes a one page memo, describing his vision for his department. There’s a lot of insightful team-oriented thought in here, well worth a read.
Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Alex Pukinskis shares his thoughts on ending an Iteration.. Acceptance, Demos, Reviews, Metrics, Lunch and more.
- Johanna Rothman insists that Architects must write code and gives a bunch of reasons why.
- Victor Lombardi provides us with early thoughts from his book, discussing how to use metrics to in big, visible ways.
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- In order to collaborate with your customer, you have to listen to them. Mishkin Berteig writes about Eight Barriers to Effective Listening and adds some thoughts of his own
- Ed Gibbs suggests that you don’t let the methodology get in the way of common sense.
Responding to change over following a plan
- Achilles (the BDUF software architect) and Tortoise (Ron in disguise) debate the merits and demerits of the Extreme Programming approach to software design
Case Studies and Analysis
- Kevin Rutherford provides some notes from an insightful analysis on the differences between Scrum and Lean.
- High Moon Studios provides a video on how they use Scrum to build their games.
- How to mock a Singleton
- This product sounds really cool.. I wish I knew what it did.
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My thanks to all of the following for contributing!
- Kevin Rutherford
- Ron Jeffries
- Skip Angel
- Johanna Rothman
- Mishkin Berteig
- Ed Gibbs
- Alex Pukinskis
- Victor Lombardi