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Best Agile Practices Blog Articles during September 2011

Posted by Patroklos Papapetrou on October 3, 2011


For September I have chosen to present a personal collection of articles that address / discuss one or more agile practices. Estimation, CI, Continuous Delivery and much more. Enjoy!.

4 Values of the Innovative Team
What does it take to have team be successful in an innovation?  All teams operate with a set of values, usually implicitly.  In this post,Paul Boos discusses the 4 primary values that a innovative team will exhibit and according to him,  these values are what allow a team to be creative in constructing and implementing an innovation.
http://agilescout.com/4-values-of-the-innovative-team

Estimating a full backlog based on a sample of it
My favorite article for last month. See how easy it is to have a full backlog estimation just by estimating only a portion of the total user stories. Mike Cohn offered to all agile practicioners another excellent post.
http://blog.mountaingoatsoftware.com/estimating-a-full-backlog-based-on-a-sample

The value of stable teams
Forget about multi-tasking. Forget about multi-project assignments. Bring your team members together and make them last ( forever!!! )
http://www.allaboutagile.com/the-value-of-stable-teams

Agile is NOT a game of perfect
Agile isn’t about perfection; it’s about bringing value to your organization and to your customers in the most cost-effective, team-centric, transparent way.

http://blogs.versionone.com/agile_management/2011/09/27/agile-is-not-a-game-of-perfect

How does QA fit in?
Do you have a separated department of testers. How can they work smoothly in an agile team? Or even better… how can they be a part of that team?

http://agileconsortium.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-does-qa-fit-in.html


How to introduce a Test-Driven Mindset
Test Driven Development is considered to be one of the most difficult agile practices to adopt and that is because is primarly a mindset problem and not a technology or tools issue. This post, by Mike Caspar, presents an excellent approach on how you can introduce a TDD mindset in an agile team
http://www.agileadvice.com/2011/09/07/uncategorized/how-to-introduce-a-test-driven-mindset

Continuous Deployment is Continuous Business Improvement
Why it is extremely important to achieve continuous deployment. It’s not about technology… it’s about business improvement

http://blog.recursivity.com/post/9992942239/continuous-deployment-continuous-business-improvement

Continuous Delivery – Why you don’t really “get it”?
Are you sure you understand what CI is?

http://www.urbancode.com/blogs/anthillpro-blog/2011/09/07/continuous_integration_why_you_dont_really_get_it.html

Feel free to add any article you found interesting in the list

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One Response to “Best Agile Practices Blog Articles during September 2011”

  1. PM Hut said

    Hi Patroklos,

    Thanks for the list…

    I have published quite a few Agile articles on PM Hut last month, I believe you will find this one listing the types of user stories to be quite interesting…

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