by Brandon Carlson

With everything going on in this world right now, I’ve found myself using the phrase “I don’t know” more than ever and I’m guessing that you’re probably feeling the same way.

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.

So What Exactly Do We Know?

  • We know that Agile2021 will take place. As Agilists, we’re used to dealing with changing circumstances and are prepared for it. For example, a month ago we were planning for a hybrid conference consisting of a virtual as well as physical component to…

by Pam Hughes

How to Navigate a Code Freeze

Calling all Agile Alliance members!

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.

Don’t miss “How to Navigate a Code Freeze” on Tuesday, November 17

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

Interview is in Spanish

It was a great pleasure to interview Adrian Perreau, who is a consultant, trainer, and frequent speaker at international conferences.

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

February 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of a pivotal moment in the history of the Agile movement, specifically the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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

Video is in Spanish

Continuing my series of Spanish interviews for Agile Alliance, this time I had the great pleasure of talking with Miguel Viera, a developer, who together with his colleagues from Codesai provide consulting and technical mentoring in Spain.

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 Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance community was deeply saddened to learn that Tamsen Mitchell passed away on October 28, 2020.

by Ryan Latta

On October 15th, Agile Alliance’s deliver:Agile Live! event hosted a panel on the unique challenges technical job seekers may be facing during the pandemic.

There have been many requests for a short cheat sheet that summarizes the most important tips and tricks. This is that sheet.

What should I put in front of hiring managers (Resume, LinkedIn, GitHub, etc)?

  • Resumes are still the primary thing you use. A bad resume is a no right off the bat.
  • LinkedIn is used heavily by recruiters, but you can mostly copy things over from your (amazing) resume.
  • Make sure you keep those skills really easy to find, like right below your title at each job. Helps everyone know exactly what you’ve been doing and how current you are.
  • Put your education last, it isn’t that important.

by Yves Hanoulle

What value are you delivering?

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:

  1. When you enter the restaurant, they ask you with how many people you are and they deliver you a table…

by Cat Swetel

Woody Zuill, widely credited with discovering mob programming while working at Hunter Industries, describes mobbing (or ensemble programming, as the practice is also known) as “a software development approach where the whole team works on the same thing, at the same time, in the same space, and at the same computer”.

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:

  • Chris Lucian, one of the original mob programming practitioners at Hunter and co-host…

by Shane Hastie and Craig Smith

The Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics initiative is developing a code of ethical conduct to raise coaching standards in Agile coaching and amplify the value of the profession.

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…

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