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Michael Wynholds

Michael Wynholds

Agile for Startups

A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation entitled Agile for Startups to the companies in Startup UCLA, a startup accelerator program run by UCLA. I actually gave this talk a week after my colleague Lane Halley presented her talk to the same group. Agile for Startups from Michael Wynholds The talk went well,

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Why We Are an Agile Shop

Last week we had a lively discussion about Agile development at Carbon Five. It was fun telling the story of how we got started with Agile nearly a decade ago. We discussed how it helps us deliver value and deal with the challenges we face as a services company. Here’s a summary of that conversation… How

Andy Peterson

Andy Peterson

Recipe for 5 Whys with an Agile Software Team

5 Whys is a great way to get at the root of quality problems. On my last three projects, when I felt like code quality was dropping, I ran a “5 Whys” session. I have found it adds variety, solves a very specific problem, and plugs right in as an alternative to an agile reflection.

Rob Pak

Rob Pak

Agile Modeling Techniques for Story Writing

At Carbon Five, all our projects begin with ‘customer facing’ meetings focused around determining scope and expectations. A core component of these early meetings involves one or more story writing sessions. The end goal of story writing sessions is to have most user stories in a project documented (i.e. in Pivotal Tracker) regardless of whether

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