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
- Brian Marick feels that continuous integration is a positive addiction.
- Keith Ray describes test-driven development as a thinking tool.
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!
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