Videos tagged with Agile2006


Agile Quality: A Canary in a Coal Mine

Agile Quality: A Canary in a Coal Mine

Posted in Project Management, Conferences, Testing

Summary Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber spoke at Agile2006 on code quality as a corporate asset. InfoQ presents video of his talk, The Canary in the Coalmine. Schwaber discussed how a degrading core codebase paralyses a team and negates any Agility gained through process improvement. He proposed strategies for management to identify, track and stop this downward spiral. Bio Ken Schwaber (www.cont...

Tags: Practices, Scrum, Conferences, Testing, Agile, InfoQ, Planning, Delivering Quality, Antipatterns, Agile2006, Delivering Value, ...



The Principles of Agile Design

The Principles of Agile Design

Posted in Conferences, Graphics, Project Management

Summary Bob Martin of Object Mentor presents the first of his five principles of agile design. Beginning with an explanation of the real purpose of object-oriented design - the management of dependencies - Bob walks through a code example to illustrate how dependencies can be managed with abstractions, and that good designs are those in which high-level abstractions do not depend on low-level d...

Tags: Practices, Conferences, Design Patterns, Design, Agile, refactoring, InfoQ, Modeling, Presentations, OOP, Agile2006, ...


Database Refactoring

Database Refactoring

Posted in Conferences, Testing, Databases, Project Management

Summary Like other leaders in the Agile community, Scott Ambler is passionate about expanding Agile practices to include all contributors to software success. Recently he has been teaching teams how to integrate database roles into the iterative, incremental rhythm of their teams. InfoQ captured Ambler's talk on Database Refactoring at Agile2006. Bio Scott Ambler is Practice Leader Agile Develo...

Tags: Conferences, Testing, Databases, Agile, refactoring, InfoQ, Data Access, Delivering Quality, Agile2006


Agile Styles: Feature Driven Development and the Crystal Methodologies

Agile Styles: Feature Driven Development and the Crystal Methodologies

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary Prominent practitioners and writers introduced four popular approaches at Agile2006 in the "Agile Styles" talk. In the first half of the presentation, Alistair Cockburn talked about his Crystal Methodologies and David J. Anderson presented Feature Driven Development (FDD). Bio Dr. Alistair Cockburn (alistair.cockburn.us) is a renowned project witchdoctor / IT strategist, autho...

Tags: Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, Methodologies, Agile2006, Crystal, FDD


An Introduction to Agile Leadership

An Introduction to Agile Leadership

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary Tim Lister explains the principles of Agile Project Leadership in the framework of the Declaration of Interdependence. Bio Tim Lister has over 30 years of software development experience, is a keynoter and author of books including "Managing Software Project Risk", and "Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams". Tim is currently working on tailoring SD processes usi...

Tags: Business, Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, Leadership, APLN, Agile2006



Agile Styles: Lean and DSDM

Agile Styles: Lean and DSDM

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary This second Agile2006 Agile Styles video looks at DSDM and Lean. Jean Tabaka covered the history and principles of the venerable DSDM methodology, founded in 1994 and now accepted in the UK for use on government contracts. Mary Poppendieck gave real examples of how the 7 Lean principles provide competitive advantage, and discussed the relationship between quality, speedy delivery and lo...

Tags: Business, Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, Methodologies, Agile2006, DSDM, Lean


Reflecting Forward – A Guided Agile Transition

Reflecting Forward – A Guided Agile Transition

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary This half hour presentation looks at a Fortune 500 company's effort to achieve faster time to market by transitioning from RUP to Agile. At Agile2006 Hussman & Stenstad revealed the gradual process from readiness assessment and chartering through education and practice to the creation of an adaptive culture with a "living plan", sharing lessons learned along the way. Bio D...

Tags: Business, Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, Change, Agile2006


Interview: Ron Jeffries on Running Tested Features

Interview: Ron Jeffries on Running Tested Features

Posted in Testing, Project Management, Conferences

Summary Ron Jeffries' upcoming book looks at how tracking "Running Tested Features" is the essential element of Agility, from which all other practices and activities necessarily follow. Deborah Hartmann interviews Ron who takes to the whiteboard to explain how, when supported by XP's "simple design" practice, RTF helps teams deliver consistently without building up costly t...

Tags: Business, Practices, XP, Testing, Interview, Agile, TDD, InfoQ, Delivering Quality, Agile2006, Delivering Value, ...


Agile Thought-Leader Alistair Cockburn

Agile Thought-Leader Alistair Cockburn

Posted in Project Management, Conferences

Summary At Agile2006 InfoQ interviewed Alistair Cockburn, methodology creator, author and long-time leader in the Agile community. Topics discussed ranged from the history of the Agile movement to the future of methodologies, with a look at User Stories and Use Cases along the way. This interview uncovers how his research for IBM may have sparked the creation of the Agile Manifesto. Bio Dr. Ali...

Tags: Business, Practices, Interview, Agile, InfoQ, User Stories, Methodologies, APLN, Agile2006, Crystal


Homer's Odyssey or My Life as an Agile Consultant

Homer's Odyssey or My Life as an Agile Consultant

Posted in Conferences, Project Management

Summary In this offbeat presentation from Agile2006, Jean Tabaka compares impediments and obstacles encountered by an Agile mentor with those detailed in Homer's classic. In this 73 minutes presentation, discover who plays which classical roles in Agile adoption: Cyclops, the Sirens, Poseidon, Circe, Cicones, the Lotus-Eaters, and even the good-and-faithful dog Argus. Bio Jean Tabaka is an Agil...

Tags: Business, Practices, Conferences, Agile, InfoQ, Leadership, Agile2006, RallySoftware