As mentioned in a previous post, planning a great conference when it seems the answer to every question is “I don’t know” is a daunting task. Today we want to take a reprieve from trying to figure out what we don’t know and focus more on what we do know about Agile2021 in July.
by Pam Hughes
Join us next week for the latest edition of deliver:Agile Live! — a series of monthly virtual sessions that explore technical topics and focus on how to support Agile practitioners and grow good Agile engineering practices in remote settings.
9:00–10:30am PT | 12:00–1:30pm ET | 5:00–6:30pm CET
During the winter holidays and shopping season, many companies institute a code freeze — halting all production deployments. Although the efficacy of code freezes is hotly debated, they are a reality for many technologists. This can be confusing.
Learn how to better navigate a Code Freeze with 3 top technical…
by Juan Banda
Adrian is a very active member of the Spanish Agile community and in the interview he told us about sociocracy, which is a subject that he is passionate about.
Adrian said that he was introduced to the world of sociocracy at the hands of James Priest, who is one of the creators of this trend. For Adrian, sociocracy combines Agile and Lean principles with tools for governance and decision-making at levels that go beyond a team. According to him it is important that organizations have their strategy defined at all levels, know how…
by Ellen Grove
Earlier this year Scott Seivwright, an Agile coach based in Scotland, casually floated the idea of bringing the global Agile community together to celebrate and reflect on the past 20+ years of Agility, and to engage in conversations about where Agile is going. Scott’s idea has blossomed the Agile20Reflect Festival, a loosely-knit affiliation of Agilists from 46 countries who are banding together to create a series of free, locally-created events throughout February 2021.
by Juan Banda
Miguel is passionate about the technical side of Agility and his interest these days includes Domain Driven Design (DDD), a subject he decided to talk about in the interview.
He began by offering a definition of Domain Driven Design: For him, DDD is a set of principles and practices that help developers create software from a better interpretation of business terms, and this better interpretation of the domain helps to improve the processes that they have to follow when coding.
Miguel says that the main reason DDD exists is for the creation of…
by Ryan Latta
There have been many requests for a short cheat sheet that summarizes the most important tips and tricks. This is that sheet.
A few days ago I spoke with Vasco Duarte & Johanna Rothman about delivering a product into production with defects and the resulting time it took with fixing these defects. And I had a picture in my head of how that would be in a restaurant (I have a son who is learning to become a cook, so I think a lot about how restaurants are organized).
For me, restaurants are a great example of continuous delivery:
by Cat Swetel
During a global pandemic, “in the same space, and at the same computer” can get a little challenging. Is mob programming even possible in a remote setting? If so, how do we make it work? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Broadly, these are the questions we set out to answer in a mob programming Ask the Experts on 15 September, the first virtual event in the Agile Alliance deliver:Agile Live! series.
I was lucky enough to be joined by some amazing expert practitioners:
We have researched ethical behaviors and existing codes of ethical conduct across a range of organizations and identified opportunities where deeper knowledge and guidance would benefit Agile coaches and our clients. The outcome is to publish a Code of Ethical Conduct (Code), under the auspices of the Agile Alliance, for coaches to adopt.
We have representation from some of the certifying bodies on the team and hope that certifying bodies will promote and adopt the code.
To develop the Code, a diverse team of global volunteers representing a variety of professions and organizations are…