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Agile Smells Versus Agile Zombies in the Uncanny Valley

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Code Smell A code smell is a hint that something may have gone wrong somewhere in your source code. Martin Fowler included the term smell in his book Refactoring way back in 2000, referring to something that may not be right. Just because something smells, it does not mean there is a problem; it does […]

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Agile Assessments – A Deeper Dive

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In my previous post Agile Assessments, I wrote about reasons to do an assessment and considerations when doing one.  In this post, I’ll continue the assessment topic with focus on Rating Scales and Frequency. Select a Rating Scale When conducting an agile assessment or self-assessment, an understandable rating scale should be used that allows the rater to […]

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Teams 102

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Much of my personal journey over the past 8 years has involved unpacking some of the more dense concepts we tend to take for granted when we talk about agile. For me, it’s all about understanding the primitives of these approaches and trying to figure out how to apply them in unique ways. I’m deeply […]

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