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Agile Humor – New Certifications

Tweet The brilliant Peter Saddington, a/k/a AgileScout, posted a wickedly funny April 1st announcement of a Certified Agile Blogger course. Yep, April Fool! Read it, it’s great fun. Since I blog about Agile from the point of view of the … Continue reading

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AGILE HUMOR – Top Ten Reasons Why the Zombie Apocalypse Isn’t Agile

Tweet 1. Zombies don’t iterate well. 2. A zombie can declare a project dead and move on. 3. Scrums aren’t productive because the answer to every question is the same. “Brains.” 4. Pair programming…well, trust me, it just doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Agile Humor – The Definition Of Done

Tweet The CMO: When the new functionality reduces the bounce rate from 40% to 4%. The CIO: Done? When’s the release, 11:45? 11:46. The PR Director: 11:45? I told ClickZ and TechCrunch it went live last Tuesday. The Product Owner: … Continue reading

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A Marketer’s Guide to Agile Development – The Ten Commandments for Marketers

Tweet Agile is thy methodology – the way, the truth, the absolute shiznet to thy development team. Thou shalt not use any other methodology – at least not here. Thou shalt not bitch about the lack of up-front requirements – … Continue reading

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A Marketer’s Guide to Agile Development – A Rose By Any Other Name…

Tweet I came across something intriguing in my blog’s analytics dashboard. Somebody came to cathycarleton.com from Google yesterday on the keyword phrase “agile development minus the lingo”. Hmmm. Sorry visitor, you probaby didn’t find what you were looking for. I … Continue reading

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A Marketer’s Guide to Agile Development – Does Agile Have Time for Research?

Tweet Rapid development calls for rapid decision-making. Agile practitioners sometimes make the mistake of assuming that an Agile environment doesn’t have any spare time built in for research to inform those decisions. It’s not so. You’re actually more at risk … Continue reading

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A Marketer’s Guide to Agile Development – Cool New Jobs in 2011

Tweet Really enjoyed the great Derek Huether’s post about zombie meetings on his blog The Critical Path. And it got me thinking…perhaps our meeting-crazed corporate culture could actually spur some new job growth? LAPTOP WALKER Vacationing workaholics often chafe at … Continue reading

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Agile Humor – Words To Live By

Tweet Agilewashing – A waterfall shop that throws a scrum or two onto their schedule to seem cool. The Agile equivalent of a veneer, also known as “all hat, no cattle”. Agillectomy – Removal of a development team’s efficiency gland … Continue reading

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A Marketer’s Guide to Agile Development – Scrum Etiquette

Tweet Don’t all speak at the same time. If the team members in your sister office wanted to dial into a daily cocktail party, they’d have transferred to Marketing. Lose the attitude. Don’t get all huffy and snarl “of course … Continue reading

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Agile Humor: What Do You Stand For?

Tweet Any Girls Into Living Extreme? How Odd. Tested Fine. Iterating… (Xhausted…) Kill All Negativity; Board Advances Nirvana. Stand-up Convergence Requirement: Up Mornings.

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