Craig and Tony at the Agile Australia conference sit down with James Shore, best known as for his work as author of “The Art of Agile Development” and co-creator of the Agile Fluency Model and talk about a wide range of Agile topics including:
- “Java Modeling in Color with UML” book mentioned Feature Driven Development (an Australian Agile method!), learnt a valuable lesson to pay attention to the financials and, no matter how much you talk to your customer, seeing is not enough (they need to use it)
- “Extreme Programming Explained“, both editions are the same problem but coming from different experiences with the benefit of seven years of experience
- the bulk of the “Art of Agile Development” book, particularly section 2, is mostly online, the major thing that probably needs to be updated is the section on customer testing
- Agile Australia keynote “The Reward”
- language hunting – there are multiple levels of language proficiency and you can be fluent at any one of them – proficiency is good, but to be really good you need fluency
- Agile Fluency whitepaper
- the agile fluency model is not a maturity model, it is about finding the right bus stop
- Marick’s Missing Manifesto (the things missing from the manifesto) – skill, discipline, ease and joy
- fluency comes more from the organisational investment than the team, so if you are not seeing fluency look at the organisation first
- one star is doing Scrum well – with dedicated effort in 2-6 weeks, two stars with mentorship in 3-9 months, three stars takes a lot longer
- the model is aspirational, so the barriers are high
- Gamasutra Games Outcomes Project
- next steps for the model is to share the diagnostics with organisations to help teams compare, contrast and grow
- “Bloody Stupid Johnson Teaches Agile” with Arlo Belshee
- the model will work regardless of the method used, its a way of looking at where you are at and not how you do it
- we should take anybody who fits into the values of the Agile Manifesto
- Quixote project allows you to test drive CSS and refactor it
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At YOW 2013 in Sydney, Craig and Renee catch up with Michael Nygard and discuss the world of DevOps including:
- Michael’s book “Release it!: Design and Deploy Production Ready Software“
- What DevOps really is
- The values of DevOps and its relationship to the Agile Manifesto
- Could DevOps have occurred without Agile?
- How much of Release it is still holding well?
- Anti-patterns in DevOps (eg. a separate DevOps group)
- Cognitect and Closure
- Development is production
- Where does ITIL fit in with DevOps?
- Why Problem Management may no longer be relevant
- How good are we really in DevOps?
You can contact Michael on twitter at @mtnygard or at the Think Relevance Blog.
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Tony and Kim Ballestrin have a chat with Neil Killick whilst at Agile Australia 2013 in Sydney and talk about:
- The origins of the #NOestimates hashtag
- Agile with a small ‘a’ – going for agility and not a process
- Neil’s journey into Agile
- The link between health and the values & principles of Agile
- The manifesto
- Embracing change
- Safe to fail
- How changing our language can change our culture
- Expectations management through range provisioning
- Understanding real constraints
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Craig and Renee are in Sydney and dangerously podcast after Renee’s one (1) drink and Craig’s two (2) drinks. Along the way they fumble over the following topics:
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Craig and Renee lob around to Tony’ abode to interview his house guest, Alistair Cockburn. Alistair spends time:
- denying a K Stew affair
- answering what brings him to Australia
- plugging his fantastic Advanced Agile Course
- presenting his thoughts on where Agile is going
- answering how the Agile Manifesto has shifted and whether the last line should be shifted earlier
- talking about the simplicity principle
- explaining the difficulty of Agile Organisational transformations
- answering whether transformation that succeed better can be big-bang or have to evolve
- discussing the sticky middle management layer where transformations become hard
- ponderings on what is happening in the ICAgile space
- generally taking the p*ss out of Renee, Tony and Craig
You can contact Alistair Cockburn for any work opportunities or Advanced Agile Training on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can contact Renee for any work opportunities or Agile 101 Training at email@example.com.
Special thanks to Tony’s wattle bird in the background!
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