Month: August 2010

  • Agile 2010 Impressions

    Agile 2010 was held in Orlando near the Disney Epcot resort August 9 to 13. I focus on agile enterprises and attended many enterprise-focused talks. If you are interested in the developer focused view, Martin Fowler provides his thoughts here. My impressions follow. Portfolio management is being implemented in conjunction with quarterly “sprints” in other…

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  • Agile 2010: Enterprise Scrum

    I presented our work on Enterprise Scrum at Agile 2010 this year. The session was well-attended for a specialized talk like this one (really only suitable for software engineering teams larger than 30 people), with about 40 people in the audience. Enterprise Scrum: Creating an Agile Company Enterprise Scrum, a fractal extension of Scrum and…

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  • Facilities Planning for Agile Software Development

    Facilities Planning for Agile Software Development

    I’ve helped shape the configuration of software engineering facilities lately, and reviewed literature around this area seeking to maximize productivity. You may be interested in my findings. One of the most influential papers in agile development discusses an experiment using six 8-person software teams in an automobile company [Teasley 2002]. They compared cubicle-based teams (each…

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