Given last weeks announcement from Jerry Weinberg, it seemed appropriate to kick of with a couple of items related to him:
- Jerry as “freaking people Ninja” – Eric Nehrlich (the Unrepentant Generalist) reflects on a session at AYE with Jerry.
- “The View from Jerry’s Shoulders” looks over his writing and comments on his many books. While I like alot of Jerry’s books I will admit that I’ve found “An Introduction to General Systems Thinking” a tough slog. I gather that The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization (Peter Senge), maybe more to reading abilities. YMMV.
The Scrum Alliance twittered about a new list: Scrum Alliance community discussion group: “All healthy discussion is welcome. Differences in opinion and thought are encouraged. Spam, abusive language and direct advertisements/attacks aimed at splintering the community’s energy are prohibited and violators will be warned/banned. Heated debate, differences of opinion, methods other than Scrum or desire for a different SA community group are all open topics. Please be respectful of each other and be mindful that email is often toneless and can therefore be easily taken wrong.” My take – this is a good place to discuss issues that would get you kicked off ScrumDev.
Given/When/Then And Example Tables Using the Robot Framework – Shows how to BDD/ATDD style grammar’s in RobotFramework.
The Airplane Factory game: “The Airplane Factory Game is a simple game to introduce people to Agile and SCRUM. And also, it could be easily adapted to Lean, XP, etc. This article will explain briefly the game, showing the rules, some tips and results. Also, you will be able to download it” I’ve not had a chance to try this game yet – but the premise does seem interesting.
Caveat Emptor – if you buy any of the books after clicking on my link I get 4% of the price. In all likelihood that means I might be able to afford a coffee or two.