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  • Impressions From Agile 2007 - Day 1

    &nbsp; Finally, the biggest agile event of the year is under way! We have a big Danish delegation here this year - other than Ative we have met&nbsp;people from&nbsp; Bankdata, BRFkredit, GoAgile, BestBrains, NDS, Systematics here. Agile Metrics The first day of the conference was a half-day with only a Research-in-progress track in the ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 08-14-2007
  • Meet us at Agile 2007

    We&#39;re off to Agile 2007 next week where I will be hosting a Discovery Session on how to go about implementing agile practises. It is called &quot;Corporate Judo - Guerilla Tactics for Agile Transition&quot;. If you are interested in this topic and would like to share your experience to identify patterns for going agile, please join us there. ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 08-06-2007
  • re: Performance and Scalability Myths

    Hi Mike Thanks for your profiling tip - I love it for its simplicity. I think performance is all about having a full arsenal of practises at hand - profiling through the debugger like that, writing performance data to log files (eg. response time from web service calls), or using different profilers. I use a combination of different profilers ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 07-10-2007
  • re: Iterative Development Gone Wrong - The Mini-Waterfall Anti-Pattern

    Hi Brian Thanks for the feedback. The picture from Jean Tabaka in your presentation is very good indeed. Maybe I should start adding more pictures to this blog. Your work on Scrum with RUP is really interesting since we meet a lot of organisations with some kind of iterative RUP implementation. In that case, mini-waterfalls are the officially ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 07-10-2007
  • Dijkstra on Software Quality

    &quot;The vision is that, well before the end of the seventies have run to completion, we shall be able to design and implement the kind of systems that are now straining our programming ability at the expense of only a few percent in man-years of what they cost us now, and that besides that, these systems will be virtually free of bugs. These two ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 06-06-2007
  • Retrospectives - Adapting to Reality

    Accelerated learning or &quot;Inspect and adapt&quot; is one of the key lean principles. It is the central feedback loop that keeps our work in sync with the real world. In agile one of the ways to do this by performing a &quot;retrospective&quot; at the end of every iteration. Its focus is gathering data and turning it into actionable ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 05-20-2007
  • re: Code Reviews and the Developer Handbook

    Anu - to prove that NHibernate was &quot;good enough&quot; we set up an experiment. We used the mainframe database and wrote an application with two different persistence layer implementations. One was written by the application team with NHibernate, the other was written by the DBAs and used stored procedures. When we measured the ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 05-20-2007
  • re: Impressions From Our Lean/Agile Dinner with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

    Here are the book recommendations from Mary's talk: The book about getting software to true production-level quality where it not only works but also works without putting too much strain on the operations and maintennance people is &quot;Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-ready Software&quot; by Michael T. Nygard (out on Pragmatic ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 04-29-2007
  • Impressions From Our Lean/Agile Dinner with Mary and Tom Poppendieck

    This Tuesday we hosted a dinner for the Danish Agile User Group with Mary and Tom Poppendieck in the great Restaurant Gr&oslash;nnegade. The charming old house from 1689 with its modern European slow-food set the stage for an evening of&nbsp;great conversation about the state and future of lean and agile software development. &nbsp; Around 20 ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 04-26-2007
  • Iterative Development Gone Wrong - The Mini-Waterfall Anti-Pattern

    One of the frequent mistakes in transitioning to agile development is to implement iterative development&nbsp;by doing&nbsp;consecutive &quot;mini-waterfalls&quot;. No matter how iterative it might be, if you are relying on the &quot;W&quot;-word, you are still doing something wrong. When we postpone testing and completion to the end of the ...
    Posted to Ative at Work (Weblog) by Martin Jul on 03-18-2007
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