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Agile software development is a mix of best practices and philosophical tenants. But there is a big difference between the ideal situations and what developers face in the real world. This Agile Life talks with some of the best in the business about the challenges of software engineering and how real world solutions can bring the promise of Agile methodologies to your software projects.

Agile software development is a mix of best practices and philosophical tenants. But there is a big difference between the ideal situations and what developers face in the real world. This Agile Life talks with some of the best in the business about the challenges of software engineering and how real world solutions can bring the promise of Agile methodologies to your software projects.
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Agile software development is a mix of best practices and philosophical tenants. But there is a big difference between the ideal situations and what developers face in the real world. This Agile Life talks with some of the best in the business about the challenges of software engineering and how real world solutions can bring the promise of Agile methodologies to your software projects.

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Episode 144: Inconsistent at Best

7/18/2019
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In this thrilling episode of This Agile Life, Jason asks for advice from Craig, Amos and Lee on what kind of metrics development teams can provide so there is some level of predictability as to new when features will be available to users or potential customers. Craig I Estimate this Talk will be 20 Minutes Long, Give or Take 10 Minutes by Noel Rappin, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBMwT53oGsM Concolic testing, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concolic_testing * Concolic = concrete + symbolic...

Duration:01:00:57

Episode 143: Skinny Agile

5/30/2019
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Topics Marriage Workshop Skinny Agile Commandments: Working software, delivered in short intervals (weekly or more often) Every story has to be deployed when it’s finished Every story has to be valuable (to the stakeholders) and observable Picks Craig Jessica Kerr’s talk about Opera at Agile: Deliver, https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/sessions/the-origins-of-opera-and-the-future-of-programming-jessica-kerr/ John This is 40, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758830/

Duration:01:00:02

Episode 142: Alone in the Ring

5/9/2019
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Jason and Amos in a steel cage match of death. Picks Tice Live Event - Play For Agile NA - September 26 - 29, 2019 - Corwall, ON - Multi-Day Open Space conference focused on collaboration for high performing teams - theme this year is: Growing Empathy through Play - https://play4agilenorthamerica.com/ Elevation of Privilege - Card Game for Threat Modeling - Open Source thanks to Microsoft - Model Your Threats - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20303 Amos GigCity...

Duration:00:49:20

Episode 141: Letting People Be Vulnerable

5/2/2019
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What to do when team members don’t want to follow the established team rules? How to deal with your emotions getting the better of you? How Craig prefers to work * Introverted, but likes to work with people * Thinking out loud * OK with taking criticism in public * Passive with ideas The only thing you can control is how you act/react (Amos has been seeing this, but Tice brought it up) Team-first development (https://www.teamfirstdevelopment.com/) Vulnerability stories * Five Dysfunctions of...

Duration:00:45:51

Episode 140: Squad, Squad, Squad, Squad

3/21/2019
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How to tell how well your team is doing * Happiness * Productivity * Informed (communication) * Needed a break? * Learned/improved? * How many times did you feel pain? * Trust * Feeling important/useful * Self-organizing * Have you tried “all” the Agile practices? * Amos: team complains about chairs https://labs.spotify.com/2014/09/16/squad-health-check-model/ Picks John * Empathy Map exercise, https://www.solutionsiq.com/resource/blog-post/what-is-an-empathy-map/ Lee * Plickers - App for...

Duration:00:42:30

Episode 137: Geological Separation

1/31/2019
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Picks John * test && commit || revert with Kent Beck on https://hanselminutes.com/663/test-commit-revert-with-kent-beck * GTD, for $1.99 https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity-ebook/dp/B00KWG9M2E Amos * GullyTown Double Barrel Aged by Restless Spirits in Kansas City * A Philosophy of Software Design by John Ousterhout * Elixir Outlaws - https://elixiroutlaws.com

Duration:00:48:06

Episode 136: Natural Flow

1/24/2019
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Picks Craig * A critique of “the 5 whys” (https://www.kitchensoap.com/2014/11/14/the-infinite-hows-or-the-dangers-of-the-five-whys/) (not the one I saw recently, but similar) * Office Space scenes with the real Michael Bolton (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03lrL9CFWxM) * Alchian-Allen effect (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchian%E2%80%93Allen_effect) Amos * People * Paper * Getting Things Done (https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0142000280) - David Allen

Duration:00:47:01

Episode 135: Shower Standup

1/28/2018
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Links Agile Connection (https://www.agileconnection.com/question) Subway Map to Agile Practices (https://www.agilealliance.org/agile101/subway-map-to-agile-practices/) Picks Craig Doug DeMuro car videos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsqjHFMB_JYTaEnf_vmTNqg) Auto Trader column called Oversteer Music without lyrics, but that I like 2Cellos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyjuFsbclXyntSRMBAILzbw) Harp Twins (https://www.youtube.com/user/CamilleandKennerly) Lee Agile Connection...

Duration:00:48:49

Episode 134: Ideas to Increase Agility in 2018

1/15/2018
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Special Guests Don Peters Marc Chouinard Topics Real-Time Team Improvements Setting Clear Objectives, Goals, and Working Agreements Try Pair Testing in 2018 Find Your Personal Impact / Motivation Picks Liftoff (https://www.amazon.com/Liftoff-Start-Sustain-Successful-Agile/dp/1680501631/) (Book) by Diana Larsen & Ainsley Nies – provides specific methods for “agile chartering” to help teams define their vision, and then write mission and mission tests to guide activities supportive of the...

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 133: Agile Tribal Council

10/22/2017
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Topics Leadership by example Picks Craig Clean Architecture (https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Architecture-Craftsmans-Software-Structure/dp/0134494164) by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin Building Evolutionary Architectures (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1491986360/) by Neal Ford and Rebecca Parsons John The Mother of All Demos (https://youtu.be/r6iADUTlqwQ), presented by Douglas Engelbart 1968 The Five Dysfunctions of a Team...

Duration:00:53:03

Episode 132: Stockholm Syndrome

10/8/2017
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Discussion The standardization of agile process across an organization. Picks Lee 22 Scrum Master Anti-Patterns (http://www.101ways.com/22-scrum-master-anti-patterns-job-ads/) from Job Ads, blog post by Stefan Wolpers Nate Mellowcreme pumpkins (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_pumpkin) The Greatest Generation (http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/greatest-generation) Amos (channeling Tice) ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (https://ethics.acm.org/) How a Raccoon Became an Aardvark...

Duration:00:51:16

Episode 131: Great Bathtubs

10/1/2017
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The Discussion We discuss ways that you can create a virtual "Save Point" in your project, both technically and with your relationships. Picks Nate Audible Content Exchange (http://acx.com) Lee Welcome Inn Manor (http://welcomeinnmanor.com/) - B&B in Chicago Jason Jason’s Recommended Bed & Breakfast in Boulder, CO - The Alps Canyon Inn (http://www.alpsinn.com/) - (Lee thinks they have great bathtubs) - http://www.alpsinn.com/ Let’s Be Awesome...

Duration:00:48:46

Episode 130: Intelligent Monkeys

9/24/2017
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Picks Amos Moon Monkey - Ginger Beer from Saint Louis’ Urban Chestnut Quixir (https://hex.pm/packages/quixir) - Property-based testing in Elixir Lee Artillery (https://artillery.io/) - performance testing tool Testing Pyramid (https://martinfowler.com/bliki/TestPyramid.html) - from Martin Fowler Craig Ansible (https://www.ansible.com/) Server builds/configs My server configs (https://github.com/boochtek/server_config) Linux or macOS software install/configuration My macOS configs...

Duration:00:51:28

Episode 129: What Happened

9/17/2017
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Links Maslow’s Hierarchy Needs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs) Picks Jason The DevOps Lego Chocolate Game (https://www.agilealliance.org/resources/sessions/introduction-to-devops-with-chocolate-lego-and-scrum-game/) - a great way to learn about DevOps practices and how to apply them on your team Team First Development (http://www.teamfirstdevelopment.com/) - 3-minute Improv games to improve team dynamics, collaboration and communication - all the essentials to...

Duration:01:04:44

Episode 128: Pickle Buckets

8/20/2017
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Recorded at the Rolla Brewpub (http://www.publichousebrewery.com/rolla-brewpub/) Amos and Craig head out to a Brewery...Yes, a Brewery, and talk Josh Stacy, one of the co-owners of Public House Brewing Company. They talk about learning from our mistakes, continuous improvement, scaling, producing quality, and, of course, making beer. Picks Craig Being Employed ### Amos Farmhouse Ale (http://www.publichousebrewery.com/the-beer/) ### Josh Voltron (https://www.netflix.com/title/80075595)

Duration:01:08:39

Episode 127: Someone Stank

8/13/2017
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Working from Home / Pairing Suggests on how to pair Mob Programming Picks Amos Maltopia, Hermitage Brewing (https://hermitagebrewing.com/beer/year-round/maltopia-scotch-ale/) Strange Loop (https://www.thestrangeloop.com/) ElixirConf (https://elixirconf.com/) Elixir Rocks Craig Ruby Conf (http://rubyconf.org/)

Duration:00:44:52

Episode 126: Cat Killed the WiFi

4/24/2017
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Job Interviews Hiring without Whiteboards (https://github.com/poteto/hiring-without-whiteboards) The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/opinion/sunday/the-utter-uselessness-of-job-interviews.html) from the New York Times John Krewson (https://twitter.com/johnkrewson) - Casting Casting Casting Craig's standard interview questions (https://github.com/boochtek/checklists/blob/master/Interview-Questions.md) Picks Craig 99 Bottles of OOP...

Duration:00:38:28

Episode 125: DevOps Extravaganza of Tangents

1/29/2017
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Picks Craig Supporting Open Source projects Ruby Together 5 Web Trends for 2017 Progressive Web Apps - mobile first, responsive, offline, cross-platform, Amos Elixir Daze - because I’m speaking The Commodore - Ballast Point brewer Stout All the Indiana Jones movies are on Amazon Prime, but we can ignore the one about aliens Unikernels - Defer Panic

Duration:00:49:38

Episode 124: The 12 Days of Agile

1/8/2017
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Below are the most impactful words that Craig and Jason selected from each of the 12 principles * Principle #1: Delivery & Customer * Principle #2: Welcome & Change * Principle #3: Frequently & Shorter * Principle #4: Business-People & Together * Principle #5: Trust & Trust * Principle #6: Face-To-Face & Conversation * Principle #7: Measure & Progress * Principle #8: Sustainable & Pace * Principle #9: Continuous & Design * Principle #10: Essential & Work * Principle #11: Emerge & Emerge *...

Duration:01:20:35