Index of ‘XP Magazine’ Articles

March 8, 2010

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Developer Quality! … and Certification?

Uncle Bob Martin comments on "Developer Certification WTF?" in a recent blog entry. Let's talk a bit about developer quality, and some things that are being done about it.

January 4, 2010

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Book Review: Shop Class as Soulcraft

Author Matthew B. Crawford is a physicist, has a Ph.D. in political philosophy, and is a motorcycle mechanic. What's not to like? Recommended for practitioners, managers, executives.

December 21, 2009

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Beyond Agile — The Agile Barrier

Agile projects very often seem to stall out after gaining perhaps twenty-five percent of the possible benefit. Why is this? What can be done?

December 16, 2009

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Beyond Agile — Inspect and Adapt? How?

Incremental and iterative development processes provide frequent opportunities for teams to "Inspect and Adapt". What should we inspect? How should we adapt? Is this part of the process?

September 8, 2009

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Analogues for Test-Driven Development

There has been some discussion of late regarding the use of Test-Driven Development ideas in non-software areas. This is a really good idea and I would like to talk about it here.

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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.