If only one of the following headlines is drawing your attention, you should check out the full article. 1. We learn with our hands not with our ears. 2. Draw Everything. 3. Courses are not long workshops. 4. Everybody learns from everybody. 5. Your number one job is believing in them.
At Agile Uprising a great discussions has been spawned off on the future of agile. It feels to me the discussion at some points is too much about complaining about missing understanding and support again. Thereby, it is us who can change!
“The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers… They change things. They push the human race forward.” “The world has seen enough appointed committees. Then there’s bureaucracy, rigid accountability, metrics that measure certain things that are relevant right now but discourage people from trying new things.” ~ John P. Kotter
Agile has limitations and does not work under any circumstances. It might be applicable, but not in every case. Arguments like these are evaluated and diminished in the article above.
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“In the Agile world, there’s an effort to move away from estimates in hours towards estimating in story points, often using a Fibonacci sequence. The idea is that the larger a story is, the more uncertainty there will be around it and the estimates will be more inaccurate. The approach underscores the uncertainty in every estimate.”
Everyone has different reading habits and preferred writing styles. Even though, it is remarkable, that for each of us it takes only a hand full of books, when it gets back to citations and argues on best practices and approaches. These books are our treasure chest. While the list of publications is growing at a furios speed, many of the arguments seem to be repeating and interchangeable. Sure, there are few new publications, which will make it into our lists in the future. Though, this will not change the importance of the already listed books. It is worthwhile sharing these lists. This is the compendium of my essential reads: Daniel…