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What is Agile Architecture?

Agile development was developed from a reaction to the slow pace of the traditional waterfall approach. Companies were not happy spending months of time and lots of money to create nothing but documentation. The agile approaches all stress working software over documentation. For instance the Scrum process tries to find what working software it can […]

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Introduction to Agile Methods part 1

Introduction to Agile Methods part 1

I have become well aquantied with Kristin Runyan as we are both members of a Wednesday morning coffee group.  Although just a few years ago I remember watching her present about how they were using Agile at CDS before we knew each other.  She had a real understanding of the whole Agile process.  Kristin worked […]

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Understanding the Agile Manifesto

Understanding the Agile Manifesto

I recently read Larry Apke’s eBook Understanding the Agile Manifesto: A Brief and Bold Guide to Agile.  Larry is a Scrum Master and Agile Coach with six years of experience.  He speaks at many industry conferences and blogs at Agile Doctor.  This book uses the Agile Manifesto as a framework for Larry to share his […]

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Building a Culture for High Performance Teams

   A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Pollyana Pixton is quite a speaker to see.  I saw her earlier this year at the Des Moines Agile Day.  She gives you the straight truth and she has an amazing background that will blow you away. […]

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Competitive Advantage of Continuous Integration

Competitive Advantage of Continuous Integration from Tim Gifford   Tim Gifford had to pinch hit for David Hussman at the Des Moines Agile Day and he did a great job with his presentation called Competitive Advantage of Continuous Integration.  Tim started off talking about Fighter pilot Colonel John Boyd, who claimed he could defeat any […]

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