Archive | December, 2011

Embarking The Beagle. Hello 2012.

Twelve years ago some of my colleagues celebrated New Years Eve in the office. The world of IT was braising itself for The Millennium Bug. I was partying like it was 1999. Actually it was. I spent half of the first hour of 2000 stuck in an elevator. Not because of a software bug, but […]

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Merry Christmas from LeadingAgile

    We just wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas.  Hope you’re having a great day surrounded by the people you love! – Mike, Dennis & Peter   Related Posts: New Agile Content Aggregator: BlogNotions LeadingAgile Welcomes Dennis Stevens and Peter Saddington Happy New Year 2011! TAG […]

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Stories, Epics and Themes

I’ve been getting more and more emails lately from people confused about the difference between “user story”, “epic” and “theme.” So I thought his month we’d return and cover some basic–but very helpful–territory by explaining those terms. First, the terms don’t matter that much. These are not terms with important specific meanings like “pointer” to […]

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E is for Estimable

I’ve been a big fan of Bill Wake’s INVEST model since I first learned about it through Mike Cohn’s book on user stories. Like every other agile blogger out there, I’ve shared my take on these principles and what they mean for product owners writing good agile requirements. The more I teach these concepts though, […]

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Happy 4th Birthday To Regular Geek

I had no idea when I started this blog that it would last past a few months. Now, four years later, I am still blogging albeit a little slower lately. This year saw a typical blogging funk late in the year, mostly due to a lack of time, but also due to fewer big announcements […]

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Best Shrinkonian Blogs Of 2011.

I did become Emperor of Shrinkonia. I realized I need a different language for writing about projects. I realized I need embarrassing drawings to express my thoughts on projects. I know projects are about humans. Heck, it has been my tagline for many years. But how can I talk about people stuff when the tools […]

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Can Badges Fix Developer Recruitment?

Lately, more services have appeared with the hope of showing who has experience with various technologies. The idea is meant to solve two problems. First, influence is a hot topic right now, with people focusing more on general influence and sites like Klout or PeerIndex. How do you find people that know about things like […]

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