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agile15: Definition of Done

During the agile15 (minutes) we talk, listen and discuss about interesting agile topics. Today it's all about The Definition of ...

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17 September 2010
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Scrum & XP
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agile, agile15, agile42, definition of done, scrum

During the agile15 (minutes) we talk, listen and discuss about interesting agile topics. Today it's all about The Definition of Done

agile15: Commitment: Why and How

At the peak of sprint planning the team pledges "We commit to achieve these stories, no matter what it takes". ...

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15 September 2010
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Scrum & XP
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agile15, commitment, scrum, scrum tools

At the peak of sprint planning the team pledges "We commit to achieve these stories, no matter what it takes". It's a deal with the Product Owner (PO) and the team.

So why do teams commit?

The commitment is only valuable if the team thinks it can actually achieve it. Since the team is invited to pull the right amount of stories from the backlog, the PO trusts that the team makes reliable commitments based on their current capabilities and expected flow. This way the self-organizing team is challenged to constantly improve estimates, deliver value, as well as contribute ...

agile15: Pair Programming: Why and When?

In pair programming, two developers work together in front of one screen (or two, as long as they both look ...

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9 September 2010
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Scrum, Scrum & XP
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agile15, development team, development techniques, pair programming, scrum, xp

In pair programming, two developers work together in front of one screen (or two, as long as they both look at the same screen) to get a task done faster and with higher quality. Just like a driving a car, there are two roles in the pair: The driver, who has the steering wheel, aka the keyboard in her hand, and the navigator who knows where to go and which crossroads lie ahead. As you want to switch these roles every now and then, it is very helpful to have two keyboards and mice attached to the computer you are ...

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