carnival of the agilists, 20-apr-06

Welcome to the April 20th edition of the Carnival of Agilists – the blogroll pointing you to some of the latest thoughts in the agile community.

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

  • In his continuing Change Diary series, James Shore muses on what makes an effective change agent.
  • Deb Hartmann reminds us how a ScrumMaster should behave.
  • In his XP Magazine, Ron Jeffries explains why SustainablePace is one of the key practices.

Working software over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

  • Dave Churchville wonders when is the best time to conduct usability design and testing.

Responding to change over following a plan

  • Ever wondered how adaptive planning plays out in practice? Dan Bunea works through a simple case study.
  • If you’re into Systems Thinking and the Theory of Constraints, Henrik Mårtensson has now made his simulation of a software team available on rubyforge. (For the background, Pascal van Cauwenberghe shows us which of Henrik’s earlier posts to read.)

In the news

  • Don’t forget this year’s AgileOpen, the second international unconference on agile development. It will take place in Mechelen, Belgium, on 27-28 April – that’s next week!

Previous Editions
All previous editions of the Carnival are referenced at the Agile Alliance website.

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