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Congrats Raji

February 27, 2009 Leave a comment

My sister’s blog was featured in Times Of India’s Blog-e-Binge Column.

Congrats Raji, Cheers. You can find it here.

Blog-e-Binge – Blog of the Week / A Southern Sojourn!

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Adopting the whole Enchilada

February 6, 2009 Leave a comment

InfoQ has a summary of posts written recently in the industry about managerial and technical agility and importance of having both, it is not one vs other.

The posts under discussion:

The Decline and Fall of Agile

Flaccid Scrum

The Whole Enchilada

Context, My Foot!

My own thoughts on this subject

Another entry on the effect of jumping to Scrum and ignoring the engineering practices
Agile & Engineering Practices
Talking about ‘The Decline and Fall of Agile’

Read on… Adopting The Whole Enchilada via Arjan’s World

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Talking about Read the diffs

February 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Quoting Eric Sink

Every morning before you start your own coding tasks, use your favorite diff tool to look at all the changes that everybody else checked in the day before.

The code might get better.  Reading the diffs is like an informal code review.

You might learn something.  Maybe one of your coworkers is using a technique you don’t know about.  Or maybe reading the diffs simply gives you a deeper understanding of the project you are working on.

Read on… via Arjan’s World

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Another entry on the effect of jumping to Scrum and ignoring the engineering practices

February 2, 2009 Leave a comment

This time it is Martin Fowler

There’s a mess I’ve heard about with quite a few projects recently. It works out like this:

  • They want to use an agile process, and pick Scrum
  • They adopt the Scrum practices, and maybe even the principles
  • After a while progress is slow because the code base is a mess

Read on… via Arjan’s World

James Shore had written a piece earlier on the same topic.

And my thoughts on the same

Talking about ‘The Decline and Fall of Agile’

Agile & Engineering Practices

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