Bargain Hunting

Posted December 28, 2010 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Lean Startup

High value at low cost. There’s nothing quite like finding a bargain.
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The INVEST Model for User Stories

Posted December 3, 2010 by Bill Wake in Agile Transition, Extreme Programming

Video Duration: 3:51 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj5iUbDf-iw&list=UUQScrIAUqnPqwBu97eO17WQ When you're doing Lean or Agile development, writing effective user stories can be tough. The INVEST acronym can remind you of important attributes of great stories: Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimable, Small, and Testable. Join Bill Wake, Senior Consultant for Industrial Logic, as he explains how an acronym can serve as […]
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Redefining Done

Posted August 2, 2010 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Lean Startup

“A user story is done when the code is fully integrated, all tests pass and the functionality meets the expectations of the story author(s).” The Agile community calls the above statement a Definition of Done.
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Community, Not Product Owner

Posted November 19, 2009 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Lean Startup

Effective collaboration is far more important to us than having a Product Owner (A.K.A. Single Throat To Choke) select and prioritize work. We seek out differences in opinion rather than expect one person to make key decisions.
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Agile Brushstrokes: The Art of Choosing an Agile Transition Style

Posted November 9, 2009 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition

Talk Abstract Agile software processes vary in detail, depth, impact, and endurance as much as painting styles like graffiti differ from Baroque or Impressionist art. What can artists teach us about successful agile transitions, and what can past agile transitions teach us about styles that endured or faded away?
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The Simplicity of Socks

Posted September 3, 2009 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Software Design

Most of my socks either don’t match or are on the verge of becoming orphans.
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Ultra Lean Planning

Posted August 22, 2009 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Lean Startup

Our planning process for developing Agile eLearning has become exceedingly lean over the years. What began with traditional Extreme Programming and Industrial XP planning methods, has shrunk into an ultra-lean process that is thoroughly tuned to our culture and context. Our culture is not typical.
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eXPosures – Release/Iteration Planning at a Financial Company

Posted September 22, 2004 by Industrial Logic in Agile Transition, Coaching, Extreme Programming

Planning is critical to the success of your Extreme Programming project. We can help your team by guiding them through Release and Iteration Planning. Upon completion of your project’s first Release and Iteration plans, you will know how to conduct Iteration Planning meetings and you’ll understand when and how to update your Release plan. We […]
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eXPosures – Evant: A Successful ASP in San Francisco

Posted September 22, 2003 by Industrial Logic in Agile Transition, Coaching, Extreme Programming

Evant, this Application Service Provider (ASP) formerly known as Retail Aspect, embraced XP and is now reaping the fruits of that decision. Industrial Logic's Joshua Kerievsky has participated on this project and photographed it for your viewing pleasure. The Evant XP engineering team, led by CTO Vraj Mohan and coached by Rob Mee, is featured in the visual tour below.
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How to Run an XP Change Readiness Assessments

Posted January 31, 2002 by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Extreme Programming, Learning

How to Run an XP Change Readiness Assessments (.pdf) How do you know whether an organization or team is ready for Extreme Programming? You perform an XP Change Readiness Assessment. This paper describes how.
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