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Methods & Tools - December 2015

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*** Quote of the Month ***

Now more than ever, we need to unleash the talent of individuals, teams, and organizations. This might be the only hope we have to not just survive but thrive. But, too often, we put a wet blanket over the fire of innovation and motivation. In the midst of uncertainty, we attempt to control outcomes by controlling actions. In a state of fear, we insist on obedience to what has worked in the past - even if it no longer works. We somehow believe that rigidity results in predictability. Worried about the future, we become opaque rather than transparent with our teams. And when push comes to shove, we doggedly trust just ourselves and our instincts. We have always believed that no one person can know everything and needs to rely on the talents of others to be successful in a role, on a project, other is critical. It is impossible for a person to know it all and do it all when it is all different.

We maintain that highly motivated individuals and teams who are passionate about delivering results will figure out what to do and make sure the right things get done. If such people understand what needs to be done and why it needs to be done and have the tools to succeed, miracles seem to happen. And, given the ambiguity that accompanies the decisions we make, we need such miracles.

Source: The Agile Culture: Leading through Trust and Ownership, Pollyanna Pixton, Paul Gibson and Niel Nickolaisen, Addison-Wesley

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Creating Great Teams

Based on their experience with Trade Me, New Zealands largest e-commerce company, Sandy Mamoli and David Mole have written a complete guide on why and how you could implement a self-selection process for your teams. If you believe in self-organization for Agile project management teams, you should also think about self-selection.

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Reference: Creating Great Teams How Self-Selection Lets People Excel, Sandy Mamoli and David Mole, The Pragmatic Bookshelf, IBSN 978-1-68050-128-5

*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia December 2015

Blog: How to Onboard Software Engineers Interview with Kate Heddleston

Blog: Android UI Automated Testing

Blog: What We Got Wrong About Self-Management

Blog: On Technical Debt

Article: Why Organizations Dont Learn

Article: Using Models to Help Plan Tests in Agile Projects

Article: 20 Product Prioritization Techniques: A Map and Guided Tour

Article: Menu Design: Checklist of 15 UX Guidelines to Help Users

Tools: JMock is an open source mocking library for Java Test-Driven Development

Tools: DbFit is an open source for Test-driven database development

Video: Estimates or #NoEstimates?

Video: Stop Hating your Test Suite

Video: Aesthetics and the Evolution of Code

Video: Create an Agile Learning Organization for Developers

Video: Devops in Large Companies

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