1. January 2017

Excellent talks from GOTO Stockholm 2016

I’d like to share with you references to great talks from GOTO Stockholm 2016 related to software development. These speakers are talking about concepts and ideas that are definitely breaking comfort zone of software development.

It is not just Microservices – Fred George

Key takeaway: “If you are doing iteration cycles by two or three weeks and you did it last year or year before. You’re not agile anymore. You should be going faster and faster.”

Software that Fits in Your Head – Dan North

Key takeway: “This is uncomfortable truth. Code is not an asset. Code is the cost.”

19. February 2011

When Agile becomes Fragile

I found very interesting recording of panel discussion with four IT professionals about Agile testing.

They are: Lisa Crispin, Elisabeth Hendrickson, Antony Marcano and Dietmar Strasser.

They’re talking about agile development and their experience with agile methods.

Do you wonder when Agile could become Fragile? 🙂 Listen carefully.

Video is located at borland.com.

19. February 2011

Software travelers

Bas Vodde mentioned very interesting technique in his interview for SE-Radio.net. He call this technique travelers.

Let’s consider scenario: product development reached the end of iteration. Teams delivered results. People learned quite a lot. Some of them have very specialized knowledge.

Let’s give opportunity to people with very high technical knowledge to choose their team for next iteration. Give them the badge of traveler. They can choose where they want to travel in the organization.

Some of them will stay. Some of them will enjoy traveling between teams.

This technique can improve flow of knwoledge inside organization.

Software traveler is definitely not a new idea. Companies with wise management are already doing it. What I consider as very important is that Bas Vodde gave it the name.

You can download very good episode of podcast with Bas Vodde from Software Engineering Radio – episode Large Agile Software Development. I really enjoyed listening to this episode. Bas was talking about many interesting concepts in software development and agile.

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman wrote a book with title Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale SCRUM.

Note: You can follow SE-Radio Twitter – @seradio.

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