Monthly Archives: February 2007

When is Scrum not Scrum?

Post by Scott Vlaminck

Tobias Mayer asks When is Scrum not Scrum? In his post, he questions if all of the principles outlined in the Scrum books are still appropriate today. Further, Tobias wonders if how he builds software is “Scrum” or not. Here are some of my thoughts. Continue reading

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MNteractive Podcast Profile: Refactr

Post by Ben Edwards

Refactr is proud to be the first company to be profiled by Garrick Van Buren as part of the MNteractive Podcast Profile series. In it, Jesse, Scott, and I discuss our experiences with agile software development, Groovy and Grails, and … Continue reading

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Giving users what they need, not what they want.

Post by Ben Edwards

The Creating Passionate Users blog is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites. It is posts like this one called How much control should users have? that keep me coming back. These graphs from the post succinctly illustrate a point … Continue reading

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Java is not slow!

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

I can’t add much to this JDJ article on the speed of Java other than… Amen. Many people have this misconception that Java is slow, but that simply is not true in one of Java’s best environments: web applications. The … Continue reading

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Agile Roles

Post by Jesse O'Neill-Oine

Many people struggle to understand where their role fits on an agile team. A lot has been written about this topic, but I’ll attempt to clarify how I believe traditional roles (i.e. Architect, Developer, Project Manager) can transition effectively to … Continue reading

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Software is hard. It’s a pain in the process.

Post by Ben Edwards

Salon’s Scott Rosenberg is interviewed by Salon’s Andrew Leonard for his piece called Software is hard. By this time, most people who have participated in software development projects any time within the last ten years, know that developing software can … Continue reading

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