Monthly Archives: September 2006

Dangers When Adopting Agile

Post by Casey

According to Siddharta Govindaraj, there are five main dangers to be aware of when adopting agile processes: Unfamiliarity Top-down thinking Culture Change Incomplete implementation Silver bullet syndrome Out of the five listed I partially take exception to number one and … Continue reading

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Agile Revolution

Post by Casey

Gus Power has an interesting quote about the agility of a team, “Agility of a team is inversely proportional to the number of external people involved.” If this is true, and I think it is, how do you convince the … Continue reading

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Midwest Blog Aggregator

Post by Casey

Luke Francl over at has started a pretty sweet Midwest blog aggregator. You will notice family favorites like (Ben Edwards), Scratch Mount (McClain Looney), Unpossible (Dan Grigsby), (Garrick Van Buren) and your very own Refactr (The Refactr … Continue reading

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Agile’s Dark Side

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

Many of these seem like positives to me, but it’s still worth noting that there are some things you have to be willing to accept if you’re going to go Agile. Most of them are perceived losses due to the … Continue reading

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The Appropriate Amount of Time for Discussion

Post by Casey

I have been on too many projects where the discussions went way overboard (many times through my own causing.) It is so easy to fall into the trap of “let’s just discuss it quick” and one hour later still be … Continue reading

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Agile FUD?

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

There’s an interesting post over at Clarety Consulting today that seems to be guilty of spreading FUD about Agile development. In the post the author goes through several “real-world” experiences with Agile techniques and explains why the projects failed because … Continue reading

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On having a mantra…

Post by Ben Edwards

In The Art of the Start Guy Kawasaki tells us to “Make Mantra”. I think this is good practice in any endeavor. A simple message that can be conveyed to all parties, is easy to remember and gets to the … Continue reading

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