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Episode 420: Ryan Ripley on Making Scrum Work

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Episode 420: Ryan Ripley on Making Scrum Work

Ryan Ripley, professional Scrum Trainer and host of the  podcast Agile for Humans discusses what makes scrum work and the anti-patterns to watch out for. Scrum is difficult to master. Many times the ways that organizations implement scrum can be problematic. People often change the Scrum framework to fit their organization rather than the organization […]

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Episode 401: Jeremy Miller on Waterfall Versus Agile

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Episode 401: Jeremy Miller on Waterfall Versus Agile

Jeremy Miller, Senior Software Architect at Calavista Software, compares and contrasts his experiences with waterfall and agile methodologies. Host Jeff Doolittle spoke with Miller about the history of these methodologies and which elements of them Miller has experienced as either detrimental or useful. Variations on Agile methodologies were also discussed, along with what practices can […]

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Episode 389: Ryan Singer on Basecamp’s Software Development Process

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Episode 389: Ryan Singer on Basecamp’s Software Development Process

Ryan Singer, head of strategy at Basecamp, discusses the “Shape Up” method of software development with host Nate Black. Scrum pushes too many strategic decisions down on development teams, without giving them enough time to do meaningful work. Instead, Basecamp uses an up-front mix of strategy and design called “shaping”. Basecamp sees backlogs as a […]

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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

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SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

Ron Lichty talks with SE-Radio’s Nate Black about managing programmers. Topics include: why programming management is hard, what makes a good programming manager, the costs of micromanagement, self-organizing teams, team dynamics and motivation, and product team performance.   Related links Ron Lichty’s blog Ron Lichty Consulting Managing the Unmanageable “If we’re Agile, why do we […]

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SE-Radio Episode 273: Steve McConnell on Software Estimation

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SE-Radio Episode 273: Steve McConnell on Software Estimation

Sven Johann talks with Steve McConnell about Software Estimation. Topics include when and why businesses need estimates and when they don’t need them; turning estimates into a plan and validating progress on the plan; why software estimates are always full of uncertainties, what these uncertainties are and how to deal with them. They continue with: […]

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