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The #NoEstimates debate: An unbiased look at the origins, arguments, and thought leaders behind the movement

Practices

There are many points on which Zuill (who first blogged about completing a project sans estimates in 2012) and Kretzman (a strong critic of the #NoEstimates movement and a supporter of the continued use of estimates when effective) actually agree, giving both sides of the debate common ground on which[more …]

  1. pkretzman: Just to be clear: there are few (if any) points where Woody Zuill and I agree, except for possibly on…

There is no certification for #agile, like there is no certification for #democracy.

Harald Dietrich
About Becoming Better

About Becoming Better

Personality

You don’t know when you will fail until you got there. Often it is quite easy to understand, when we have become better. We feel that we are successful in doing something. Problems are solved or procedures make sense to us. But, looking at the results does not really describe[more …]

A Dictionary of Agile Language

A Dictionary of Agile Language (updated)

Mindset

The importance of language is inevitable. Finding the right wording, which is expressing exactly what we want to say from a context point of view, but also from a emotional point of view. The agile development space is an area of application, where this comes true notably. We just need[more …]

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T. S. Eliot
Communities of Practice

A Practical Journey to Communities of Practice

Practices

A while ago I have been asking the community at Agile Uprising for some hints on how to setup communities of practice. I felt like I would need some support, as I had a rough idea what I would want to achieve by establishing communities, but I was lacking the[more …]

To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.

Lao Tzu

Out of sight, out of mind? 5 Virtual Team Building Activities

Teams

65% of remote employees report that they never had a team building session. Having co-workers spread across two or more locations is becoming a model more and more organization will have to adapt to. Stop hesitating, but look for ways to cope with co-located colleagues in a better way. Here[more …]

  1. Chaitanya: I think it is very much important in team bonding of multiple countries located teams that to understand the cultural…

    • Harald Dietrich: You are so right! Culture always plays an important role. We must be facing differences in behavior when working co-located.…

Today I will do what others won't and tomorrow I can do things that others can't.

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.

Rollo May