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Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners

As Ilan Goldstein write it "implementing Scrum is really tough" and you might need all the help to achieve it without too much scars in your software development organization. The book "Scrum shortcuts without cutting corner" provides some hints based on practical experience on how to implement Scrum successfully.

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia October 2013

Web site: Product Owner Checklist

Blog: Perfect requirements, selective inattention and junk categories

Blog: Unit Testing Best Practices in AngularJS

Blog: Five signs your meetings are a waste of time!

Blog: Best Practices

Blog: Killing Softly Your Project Team With…

Article: Automated testing with Selenium and Cucumber

Article: Risk Management Is Project Management for Adults

Article: Why Big Bosses Say They’re Tired of Agile

Article: Your Scrum Team Needs to Document More

Article: Transition to Agile Testing – Part 1 Getting Started

Tools: Effort – automated tests for Entity Framework based applications

Tools: Phabricator is a collection of open source web applications to build better software.

Video: The Diabolical Developer

Video: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Java

Video: Resolving MySQL Problems Quickly

Video: Refactoring .NET Legacy Code Bases

Video: Building Cloud-Aware Applications

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*** Quote of the Month ***

Gilb’s Law: "Anything you need to quantify can be measured in some way that is superior to not measuring it at all." Gilb’s Law doesn't promise you that measurement will be free or even cheap, and it may not be perfect - just better than nothing.

Source: Peopleware – Productive Projects and Teams, Third Edition, Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister, Addison-Wesley

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