Posts Tagged "extreme programming"

Replacing Legacy Systems? Mind the gap!

Anyone who has travelled in London during the summer will have cursed the creaking transport system we call the Tube. Why is…

Conventional software development fails to deliver value

As Kent Beck said in Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change: Software development fails to deliver, and fails to deliver value. This failure…

Knowledge nuggets from Kent Beck

From the @energizedwork tweet stream with hash tag #rediscoveringkent whilst I was re-reading Kent Beck’s Extreme Programming Explained books (both versions) again:…

State of Agile survey for 2011 tells a familiar story

One particular chart in the State of Agile survey for 2011 tells a familiar story. Have a look. First up, C –…

Using Spikes

The XP practice of ‘spiking’ has been around for a while but there isn’t a whole lot written about it. Why Spike?…

Don’t do Scrum without XP

I’ve been doing XP since 2000 and Scrum since 2004. I’ve never done Scrum without XP and, these days, I don’t think of…

Change is required to accommodate agility

On Wednesday night Andrew Scotland ran a workshop at the second Agile Practitioners Forum. The event was organised by Les Oliver and Simon Voice and sponsored by Radtac and Connections Recruitment.…

My take on ‘The Perils of Pair-Programming’

Yesterday I read Matt Stephen‘s article about the perils of pair programming. Let me prefix what I’m going to say with this: Pair-programming isn’t for everyone. It’s…

Bit by bit or all at once?

In his book The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge says: From a very early age, we are taught to break apart problems. This…

On average

Here’s the content of a presentation I recently put together based on some averages derived from how we’ve been working. Pairing in…

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