Category Archives: .NET

Introducing Levitation to your Agile Team

As I demonstrated before, teams that levitate are 4x as productive as teams that don’t. Your competitors are levitating…how can you bring your team up to speed? Here are some suggestions to get your team levitating as quickly as possible.

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Blowhard Watch: Most outrageous Scrum Claim yet from Scrum CoInventor

People familiar with Scrum, XP, and Agile know that proponents of these methodologies often make baseless and ludicrous claims while they shamelessly hype their products. But even by these low standards, Jeff Sutherland goes over the top with his recent … Continue reading

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Did you know the typical Recruiter Margin is 40%? No? Read on….

Most businesses and contractors that make use of Recruiting agencies have no idea how much money is lining the pockets of the Agencies. “The most they’ll pay is $60/hr, Sugar” Why not? Because the Agencies keep it a secret; why … Continue reading

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Embracing Failure: Agile and Fear Driven Process

  XP Implies that failure is inevitable, and we should be expected  to (refactor rewrite  mercilessly); however they try to minimize the impact of the failure, by only failing one day at a time. However, since their next attempt does not … Continue reading

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Does XP/Scrum Violate the “Agile Manifesto”?

In this article we will examine whether XP/Scrum is consistent with the Agile Manfiesto and also look at whether Agile processes depersonalize and disempower the individual, making them mere tools of the collective State. The first stanza of  the second chapter … Continue reading

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