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Roller derby these days
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Quick note on things I've learned from Day 1 at Agile Australia 2015

+Dean Leffingwell used to be an XP coach. I think he's sold me on SAFe having value. He should probably change the website to show the principles before that giant chart. Maybe I'll tell him tomorrow.

David Marquet surprised me on how much a submarine captain could teach on empowering a workforce.

+Mohammad Nafees Sharif Butt got me thinking about how introducing new ideas requires people to wire up neurons in new ways. It has to work with (not clash) the old wiring. Or else people just go back to old ways.

And +Jeremie Benazra reminded me I should probably formalise my collection of insightful quotes. He listed some of the classics but I like more modern ones too like Hofstadter's law
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Australia's fastest, toughest and most fearless skaters roll into Canberra for one of the nation's biggest roller derby tournaments.
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It's the beginning of the end for google+. No longer is there a handy link to it. +Geoffrey is now just Geoffrey :(
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I'm super excited to be going to Agile Australia in a few weeks. Especially to see the keynotes by Linda Rising and James Shore. Anyone got any tips for other must see sessions? http://www.agileaustralia.com.au/2015/program
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David Marquet is a great speaker with a fascinating story to tell. I was at a keynote of his in Ottawa a couple of years ago.
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I thought I'd be naughty and share VersionOne's survey results on the State of Agile. https://www.dropbox.com/s/nf9ubd5upz1tm17/state-of-agile-development-survey-ninth.pdf?dl=0

I'm not sure how Excel ended up the most popular software tool (although to be fair I used it myself last week to generate a burndown graph). 

It's a bit sad that 'Velocity' is used as a measure of success so widely.

TDD and Pair Programming is still not getting widespread adoption (my personal campaign)
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"Agile is cowboy chaos development!"

"OK. What are your current coding standards?"

"Coding standard? We expect high quality, of course."

"But no coding standard?"

"What do you mean by coding standard?"
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Are you using Test Driven Development? Here's one take on the top 5 benefits.  http://tbcg.co/1DoNnmO
You've heard of test driven development and you may even be using it, but are you getting the full benefit from TDD? In our opinion, here are the top five benefits of Test Driven Development:   Faster Feedback: Through TDD, your team will have almost immediate feedback on the components they develop and test. This shorter feedback loop allows for much faster turnaround on resolution of defects compared to traditional waterfall methodology where c...
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Nailed it.
Female scientists have been responding to the sexist remarks of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, using the hashtag #Distractinglysexy.
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Here's another story from my last job, sixth in a series on the human value of practicing TDD. This one's about a project with a hard deadline, and about how we took just enough from Scrum to get us there safely. (We delivered on the day of the deadline, with several minutes to spare. ;-) In several ways, TDD made it possible.

If you like these stories, come to Agile Roots (http://www.agileroots.com/) next month and hear some of them -- and some new ones -- in person!
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Yes but what I mean is what does he mean by mock, literally does he mean the test double, or does he mean a real mock? like with .verify etc....I mean they can be two different things...
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Rollerderby in a nutshell #teamzebra
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