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New documentation landing page

we're always working hard to make it as easy as possible for all of you to use Agilo - and to that end we've created a new documentation landing page that brings all the documentation on Agilo together in one spot.

On
25 February 2011
In
Agilo
Tags
agilo

Here's our documentation landing page

Enjoy and please send us feedback on our google group.

Open Source at work

Plugins make the world go round - and as such we are very proud that slowly but surely the open source community is getting to work to deliver enhancements to Agilo.

On
31 August 2009
In
Agilo, Scrum
Tags
agilo, community, open source, plugin

Plugins make the world go round - and as such we are very proud that the open source community is getting to work to deliver enhancements to Agilo.

This time Todd Jiang created a plugin for Agilo that allows you to get an estimate for how long working on tasks took the team.

This can of course be a nice way to feed that back into the team to improve their estimation skills.

So without further adoo, here's the plugin

Thanks so much Todd!

The Optimal UnitTesting environment II

In the [last episode](http://agile42.com/cms/blog/2009/07/1/optimal-unittesting-environment/) I talked about the huge difference it makes to automate the execution of [unit tests](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_testing) on each file save.

On
6 July 2009
In
Scrum, Training
Tags
browsers, qunit, unittesting

In the last episode I talked about the huge difference it makes to automate the execution of unit tests on each file save.

This is all great and good - if you have the luxury to work with a language which can be reached from the shell.

Since we work with lots of JavaScript in the development of Agilo for Scrum, we have a problem. Of course there are tools like Narwhal that make it much easier to also run JS from the shell, but its not the same, and also it's very hard to debug javascript in there if ...

The optimal UnitTesting environment

I want to tell you about the joys of automation today - the joy of having your test run just whenever you save one of your files.

On
30 June 2009
In
General, Scrum
Tags
tdd, unittesting

I want to tell you about the joys of automation today - the joy of having your test run just whenever you save one of your files.

Because this is the thing - you cannot deliver high quality software with your Scrum implementation every month without having great engineering practices. If you don't have them, you can still deliver something every month and know exactly where you stand - but the quality will not be there. This is where practices like Unit Testing and Test Driven Development come in, as they are some of the best ways to improve quality that we ...

Peeking in to a daily standup

We get lots of questions on how to do a proper daily standup works. Well, that can't be said in one simple sentence. There are some companies that practice transparency to a level that only a few d...

On
5 May 2009
In
General
Tags
agile, practice, standup

We get lots of questions on how to do a proper daily standup works. Well, that can't be said in one simple sentence.

There are some companies that practice transparency to a level that only a few do. Hashrocket for example (the tagline is: "No we are not a company that deals hash to junkies in outer space")

They regularly put up videos on Vimeo of how their own agile process works - and I really like them.

If you want to peek into their daily standups, take a look here and here.

Things I especially like about them:

  • Actually ...

Notizen zum letzten Scrumtisch

Zwei Themen wieder - allerdings deutlich kompakter diesmal, daher gab es für mich nicht so viel zum mitschreiben.

On
4 October 2008
In

Zwei Themen wieder - allerdings deutlich kompakter diesmal, daher gab es für mich nicht so viel zum mitschreiben.

How to push the Product Owner to use Business Value as a priority measure

  • Wie macht man das der Kunde macht was er sollen tut?
    • "Wir machen scrum - unsere Kunden nicht"
    • Proxy?
  • BusinessValue (BV) as a requirement.
  • Customer, Marketting (Proxy), Product Owner (Proxy), Team
    • Zu viele Level von Proxies
  • Autorität? Kunden wollen immer was sie jetzt brauchen, oder was sie gestern brauchten.
    • Wer macht die Vision? Strategic Stuff?
    • Product Owner muss entscheiden können
  • Den Kunden klar machen, dass es ihr Interesse ist BV ...

Notizen zum Scrumtisch am 31.8.

Ich habe beim letzten Scrumtisch einfach immer etwas mitgeschrieben was mich interessiert hat. Hauptsächlich Stichworte und Zitate. Natürlich bin ich gespannt auf Feedback - schließlich ist das nur was ich davon mitgenommen habe.

On
2 August 2008
In

Ich habe beim letzten Scrumtisch einfach immer etwas mitgeschrieben was mich interessiert hat. Hauptsächlich Stichworte und Zitate. Natürlich bin ich gespannt auf Feedback - schließlich ist das nur was ich davon mitgenommen habe.

  • Controlling von Scrum-Projekten
    • Featureheft / Pflichtenheft
      • Bisher hatten wir einen Prozess mit Anträgen um Änderungen zu minimieren.
      • Jetzt gibt es so viele Änderungen
    • "Der Erfolg gibt ihm Recht"
      • Bisher sieht es gut aus
    • Geschäftsführung spricht dauernd dazwischen
      • Nein, war doch der Product-Owner
    • Zerlegung in kleine Plan-Teile lässt sehen wo man falsch geplant hat und erlaubt korrekturen
      • Aber man verliert leicht den Überblick über das Projektziel
      • Problem Kontrollverlust
    • Produktives Team ...

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