Index of ‘Hot Needle of Inquiry’ Articles

October 16, 2009

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The Agile Skills Project

Some good people[1], plus Chet and I, met in Ann Arbor the week of October 12 2009, to discuss Agile Team Member qualification. The outcome: The Agile Skills Project.…

October 2, 2009

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Interesting Links

I just thought I'd make a page with links that may be worth exploring. If you have some, let me know. I have not explored all of these, nor, probably, have you. That's why I'm listing them.

September 28, 2009

Hot Needle of Inquiry

Agile Team Skills Workshop

Things in the skills development area have changed in some interesting ways. We have room for a few more people who want tocontribute to our proposed session in Ann Arbor.

September 10, 2009

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Developer Certification

Scrum luminaries freely grant the necessity for good developer practices, and the Scrum Alliance is thinking about developer certification. Some important people in the community are involved, and so am I. Read on ...

Recent Articles

Refactoring — Not on the backlog!

There has recently been a lot of noise on the lists, and questions at conferences, about putting refactoring “stories” on the backlog. This is invariably an inferior idea. Here’s why:


When our project begins, the code is clean. The field …

Estimate This! (or not)

My friends and colleagues in the #NoEstimates circles have some good ideas, as I've commented elsewhere. I'm left, though, with a couple of concerns.