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Ken Schwaber's great 2004 podcast: The Business Case for Agile-Scrum. Any more recent?

From IT Conversations Network, I have a 2004 podcast of Ken Schwaber explaining the very compelling business case for Agile and Scrum. Has…

Started by David Calloway in Member discussion

0 Jun 28, 2010

Dealing with Organizational growing pains

Members, yesterday's meeting was great. I am attaching the presentation that Tiffany did with this blog post. Regards Ravindar

Started by Ravindar Gujral in Member discussion

0 May 12, 2010

What really motivates employees?

I got a link to this article from It is a study of what motivates employees. The article was published for Harvard Business Revi…

Started by Ravindar Gujral in Member discussion

2 Mar 26, 2010
Reply by James Adams

Slack--generating innovation and improvement

George Dinwiddie quoted me, regarding slack, here: .  Thanks, George--and m…

Started by D. André Dhondt in Agile Thoughts

0 Mar 16, 2010

anyone going to XP 2010

This year I decided to send in a few session proposals for conferences... but I hate "production" work without a pair--so I invited friends…

Started by D. André Dhondt in Member discussion

3 Feb 15, 2010
Reply by D. André Dhondt

Cute Waterfall vs Agile Video

I got the link for this from my manager: Agile vs Waterfall

Started by Mark Larzelere in Member discussion

0 Dec 10, 2009

Year end happy hour

I like there veggie burgers a lot. No worries we will have to find a similar nice place. Sebastian you are in-charge of find this On Dec 1…

Started by Ravindar Gujral in Member discussion

5 Dec 3, 2009
Reply by Audrey R. Troutt

refactor/rename crafstman to codesmith

The word "craftsman" has bothered me for a while (due to gender exlusivitiy), and I tend to say "craft" instead, but here's another proposa…

Started by D. André Dhondt in Member discussion

2 Dec 2, 2009
Reply by Ravindar Gujral

Experimenting with presentation formats

I ran into a new presentation format that I did not know about: Pecha Kucha. In a nutshell, the presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds ap…

Started by Sebastian Hermida in Member discussion

6 Dec 1, 2009
Reply by Sebastian Hermida

agile process: keep it simple

The following blog applies to us all, not just new teams, as the author suggests:

Started by D. André Dhondt in Member discussion

1 Nov 28, 2009
Reply by Ravindar Gujral



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