Heard on the job

manager: can you do this in Java?

Team: Can you tell us some more about it?

manager: Yes but estimations and such will not work since it is fixed price and fixed scope. So it can not be done with scrum.

Team: Well you know …. manager, you

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Redlab 25:17

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of silo men. Blessed is he, who in the name of agile and good will, shepherds the unknowing through the valley of methodology, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon the, silomen and followers of waterfall, ¬†with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my agile, brothers. And you will know my name is the REDLAB when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

We all do agile because it’s ‘hot’

So, I went to the Brussels Agile Tour 2013. An annual conference about agile, at least if you count two years in a row annual. It’s a relatively small conference with around 150 attendees, 5 tracks with each 5 slots. I personally consider it a good conference, because in this two years I picked up some things to take home with me. No, not gadgets or stuff from sponsors but valuable ideas to bring in practice or read up about to get deeper into them. What did I pick up this year?
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