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  • Allan Kelly: What we forget about the Scientific Method
    They go to the library, sometimes books but journals are probably more up to date and often benefit from stricter peer review. 'I get fed up hearing other Agile evangelists champion The Scientific Method , I don’t disagree with them, I use it myself but I think they are sometimes guilty of overlooking how the scientific method is actually practiced by scientists and researchers. Too often the scientific approach is made to sound simple, it isn’t. First lets define the scientific method. Perhaps rather than call it “scientific method” it is better called “experimentation.” Pika pika
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Friday, July 11, 2014
  • A footnote of a book: Agile Reader, 3rd edition
    Hence two traditional, old fashioned books Changing Software Development and Business Patterns. book by anyone’s standard. book, two hundred pages of words, even printed on dead trees but really an e-book at heart. However, there is another book. book I shy away from calling “a book” - I usually call it a mini-book. Surprisingly the sales on this lessor known book probably exceed any of the other three. Actually I’m still trying to work out what a book actually is, these four books demonstrate the dilemma very well.)
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Do you know the way to Falmouth? (Agile on the Beach)
    My big piece of advice here is: book your train tickets in advance. If you book in advance you can get First Class for as little as £100. Again FGW don’t make the sleeper that easy to find or book (no Cross Country this time). If you don’t explicitly book the sleeper you have a seat not a bed. Avoid driving Only fly if you are coming from international (or Scotland) and then try to connection somewhere other than Heathrow Take the train if you possibly can Book early and pay the extra for first class Think about getting the sleeper back don’t like NQY.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Sunday, June 22, 2014
  • Xanpan official, the end of the beginning?
    book I never set out to write. book I’m glad I’ve written. book which has been very different to write than my previous books. The printed version of the book is now available to buy. Until now the book was entirely a LeanPub effort, that meant I could sell the book and push out changes quite easily. But once I accepted that this was a book I decided it also needs a physical manifestation. 'This blog post marks the official release of “ Xanpan: Team Centric Agile Software Development ”. Once you start doing that more options close down.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Become an N-Tier Ninja with Trackable Entities 2.0
    Julie Lerman and Rowan Miller discuss this in their excellent DbContext book , but it remains a complex problem to solve, especially when it comes to dealing with many-to-many relationships.  'Taking a cue from Julie Lerman and Scott Hanselman , I’ve decided to dub version 2.0 of my Trackable Entities framework, the “Ninja Edition.” After releasing v 1.0 Now that I’ve added these items, Trackable Entities lets you become an N-Tier Ninja. Let me put it this way. In other words, this thing is cool. Can’t wait to get started? and ASP.NET Web API 2.1 in less than 10 minutes. In v 2.0 Enjoy!
    DevelopMentor Courses - Monday, April 28, 2014
  • Ameba Teams and Amoeba Management
    And there is a book I’ve yet to read: Amoeba Management: The Dynamic Management System for Rapid Market Response. Rather than go on about Amoeba Management right now I’ll let you read about it yourself - although that will cost, the article and the book. 'I’m probably going to upset some people with my spelling here but as far as I can tell, there are two ways to spell the unicellular lifeforms most of use learn about in school: Amoeba and Ameba. believe Amoeba is the more, shall we say, classical way of spelling the name but Ameba is also acceptable. Work flows to the team.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Software Developmers: prototype of future knowledge workers?
    Peter Drucker (1969) In recent months I have repeatedly been reminded of an argument, or perhaps a hypothesis, I advanced in my 2008 book Changing Software Development. Let me explain, firstly let me explain why I make this argument, then let me explain the significance - and with reference to Agile - and finally, for completeness let me quote from the book… Software Developers - programmers, testers, and everyone else - are what academics would call knowledge workers. And there is a difference between knowledge and information but I’m not going into that here, its in the book.)
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  • The Prototype of Future Knowledge Workers
    'The following is an except from my 2008 book “Changing Software Development: Learning to be Agile”. Hence I thought now would be a good time to share this, it also means I can reference this post in the one that comes next… and who know, I might even rustle up a few sales for the book! ve been thinking about this suggestion a lot recently and have a blog post in the works. The Prototype of Future Knowledge Workers Highlighting IT workers as knowledge workers allows us to learn from the existing body of knowledge on the subject. If a tool doesn’t exist, they can’t use it.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Notes to students doing research about Agile
    Something that was meant to be in the title of my first book but was messed up.) 'The dissertation/thesis writing season is approaching so I expect the recent set of questions from a student is the first of many. Actually they occur all year round but March to September is the busy period. So, to pre-empt any students bearing questions about Agile - and so I can just repeat my stock answers - here are some ideas you might want to consider first. Lets start with the request itself. Fair enough, I like to help but if you don’t ask nicely I’m unlikely to respond. Agile is not binary.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Thursday, March 27, 2014
  • Xanpan update
    'As regular readers will know I have been working on a new book, or rather a new ebook called Xanpan. Indeed, since I am using the LeanPub system some people are now reading the book. The book needed a professional copy edit - indeed even better writers than I have their books professionally copy edited. would like to offer readers of this blog a buy the book at a discount, half the recommended price. If you follow this link to Xanpan on the LeanPub site or enter the code “BlogMarch2014” when buying the book the price will be reduced.
    Allan Kelly's Blog - Monday, March 3, 2014
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