Do What You Love in a Down Economy

Posted March 10, 2009 by Joshua Kerievsky in Learning

During the early Summer of 2001, my company, Industrial Logic, helped a team within a biotech company transition to Extreme Programming (XP). The work was successful and by August, the company wanted to scale XP across their entire organization. Then 9/11 hit.
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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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How To Run An Iteration Retrospective

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky in Agile Transition, Extreme Programming, Learning

How To Run An Iteration Retrospective (.pdf) Iteration retrospectives help teams improve during a project, not after it ends. This 1-page, how-to guide provides guidance on how to conduct iteration retrospectives.
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Continuous Learning

Posted January 1, 2001 by Joshua Kerievsky in Extreme Programming, Learning

Continuous Learning (.pdf) An XP 2001 paper about learning repositories, iteration retrospectives, study groups and the business value of learning.
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What I Learned About Myself While Learning To Translate Ancient Greek

Posted November 10, 1998 by Joshua Kerievsky in Learning

This is a true story about learning an ancient language, but it is really a story about what I came to learn about myself while struggling to learn. If you have ever entertained narrow, self-critical ideas about yourself, especially in relation to learning some subject, than this is a story for you. During my years […]
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