Following from last week, I’m doing a weekly series of posts on interesting Agile Links I’ve seen in the past week.
Mike Dwyer: Lessons Learned with Distributed Scrums—his experience mirrors my own working with a distributed/dispersed Agile team. Distributed is still painful, but tools like this go a little way to minimizing the pain.
In Too Much Meeting and Discussion, Not Enough Coding —Michael James takes on an often repeated misconception with Scrum/Agile—the idea that all those meetings and discussions take away from valuable coding time.
Dave Rooney (one of my partners in crime), wrote Agile in the Public Sector—about the applicability of Agile in government.
Matt Heusser (at his new diggs) writes about Jerry Weinberg’s “strawberry jam” principle: that the further you spread the training, the thinner it gets: Skill Transfer and the Consultant’s Dilemma—how you know if the training you’re providing is taking root.
From InfoQ: The Elephant in the Room: Using Brain Science to Enhance Working Relationships—Is it bunk as several people have suggested? Are the authors biased as someone else suggested? Or is it just good neuroscience? Caveat: I was the editor for this article at InfoQ.
Finally, Alistair Cockburn’s CSM class gave him a birthday cake—see the picture