Agile Everywhere, Part II

OnlyOnce

Over the years, I’ve written a lot about the Agile methodology on this blog. For those of you who are regular readers, you may remember a post I wrote about our Agile Everywhere initiative — where all Return Path teams were tasked with implementing agile practices.

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It’s An Agile World

Feld Thoughts

One of the emails reinforced the challenge of “traditional software development” vs. the new generation of “Agile software development.” ” I started experiencing, and understanding, agile in 2004 when I made an investment in Rally Software. At the time it was an idea in Ryan Martens brain; today it is a public company valued around $600 million , employing around 400 people, and pacing the world of agile software development.

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Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?

YoungUpstarts

If companies are to thrive in a data-driven economy, they can’t afford to be handcuffed to ‘old’ technologies; they need the flexibility and agility to move at a moment’s notice to the latest market innovations. How can your company meet the agility imperative? Agile Data Fabric.

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Start making better product decisions: A framework to go with your Agile Process

The Product Guy

Lastly, to make the most out of this framework, it’s best if your organization has already implemented some variation of the Agile Methodology. Ions Engine. Ions Engine Pilot Cockpit.

Introducing Agile to Product Teams

The Product Guy

In our most recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Ari Tiktin, lead a conversation around “Introducing Agile to Product Teams”. At the start of his career, he entered product management by way of an engineering background in the Silicon Valley.

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Establishing a Good Product Relationship with a Remote Engineering Team

The Product Guy

We had just hired a new VP of Product who was radically (and rapidly) changing our product development process, and our engineers – based remotely, in Argentina – were struggling to keep up. “To Well, before, product knew what was going on and engineering didn’t.”

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Since there was very little documentation my time was split between the design engineers who built the system and the test and deployment team getting the system ready to go overseas. After I was done teaching each the day, I continued to write the operations manuals and work with the test engineers. (I Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank (tags: startup) [.] Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA.

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Lessons Learned: Stevey's Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Thursday, November 6, 2008 Steveys Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile I thought Id share an interesting post from someone with a decidedly anti-agile point of view. Steveys Blog Rants: Good Agile, Bad Agile : "Google is an exceptionally disciplined company, from a software-engineering perspective. I think you can safely ignore the rantings about "bad agile" and the bad people who promote it.

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Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

Steve Blank

Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers. government agency that supports research in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering - is changing the startup landscape for scientists and engineers.

Recruiting Startup Engineers | Femgineer

femgineer.com

HOME About the Femgineer Speaking Engagements Reading List Recruiting Startup Engineers With the startup market taking off, there is always a clamor to find good engineers, developers, and designers. Engineers love to build, solve tough problems, and make progress.

Social, Agile, and Transformation: Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research

ctotodevelopers.blogspot.com

Social, Agile, and Transformation. I cover several topics including agile software development, software startups, web 2.0, Strategic Agile Thinking: Balancing Value, Innovation and Research. 2) The agile "happy place". Social, Agile, Transformation Pages. Agile!

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Q2 2015 DDoS Trends – The Fall Of Search Engine Impersonators

YoungUpstarts

Search engine impersonators are bots that pretend to be crawling a website in an attempt to index it and find useful links. Most website owners are more than happy to have the search engine bots (googlebot and bingbot, to name a couple) browsing their website all day long.

Managing Commitments in an Agile Team

SVPG

The past several articles have discussed the nature of Continuous Discovery and Dual-Track Agile. In this article I'd like to discuss another dimension of working effectively in an Agile environment, which is how we manage commitments. In most Agile teams, when you mention commitments (like knowing what you're going to launch and when it will happen), you get reactions ranging from squirming to denial.

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High Performance Teams: Neuroscience and Agile | BoS Europe 2015 | Jenni Jepsen, goAgile

Business of Software Blog

Jenni explains how we can make it easier to harvest all the benefits of Agile working by understanding why neuroscience, how people’s individual brains work, is key to creating and motivating a high performing team. I’m not going to go into what is Agile. Why does Agile work?

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Lessons Learned: Combining agile development with customer development

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, March 16, 2009 Combining agile development with customer development Today I read an excellent blog post that I just had to share. Jim Murphy is a long-time agile practitioner in startups. In most agile development systems, there is a notion of the "product backlog" a prioritized list of what software is most valuable to be developed next. But startups sometimes have trouble applying agile successfully.

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One All-Female Engineering Team: Observations From the Inside

Austin Startup

I was recently a member of a really great engineering team which also happened to be made up of all women. For a stretch of around six months, there were between four and five engineers on the team, all of us women. women tech software-development women-in-tech engineering

Design Staff ? How designers and engineers can play nice (and.

Design Staff

How designers and engineers can play nice (and still run with scissors). As a designer at engineering-centric companies for the last 10 years or so, I spend a lot of time working with engineers. Here are my top tips for creating effective design and engineering relationships.

How Scientists and Engineers Got It Right, and VC’s Got It Wrong

Steve Blank

Scientists and engineers as founders and startup CEOs is one of the least celebrated contributions of Silicon Valley. ESL, the first company I worked for in Silicon Valley , was founded by a PhD in Math and six other scientists and engineers. Since it was my first job, I just took for granted that scientists and engineers started and ran companies. However, the majority of engineers graduating from these schools went to work in existing companies.

VC/Startups Internship: Machine Learning Engineer @Z80Labs

Steve Poland

Z80 Labs is hiring a Machine Learning Engineer Intern to build the early, key pieces of an internal tool that will uncover information to find startups we want to invest in. As a Machine Learning Engineer Intern at Z80 Labs, you will build tools to collect new data signals in order to create proprietary insights and data through statistical analysis and machine learning techniques. Tweet Note: This position is part-time, unpaid and starts immediately in Buffalo, NY.

Why Startups are Agile and Opportunistic – Pivoting the Business Model

The Product Guy

Pivots are why startups must be agile and opportunistic and why their cultures are different from large companies. Berkeley Haas Business School and at the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering. Guest post by Steve Blank, of Steve Blank dot com.

Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond"

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, April 4, 2010 Kent Beck keynote, "To Agility, and Beyond" Kent Beck will give the opening keynote at the Startup Lessons Learned conference on April 23.

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Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. Often I’m asked by startup CEO’s about how to best build an engineering team. The VP Engineering aspires to manage teams. VP’s of Engineering are essential to making sure the trains run on time.

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How to build an agile and scalable SaaS for long-term success

The Next Web

Your team should include project managers with a deep knowledge of application stacks, software developers who can think abstractly to build flexible frameworks, and engineers who understand the value of automation to development velocity.

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Embracing Digital Disruption in the Business World

The Startup Magazine

Everypixel: Stock image search engine. Everypixel is an image search engine for quality stock images. What may come as a surprise is that stock image search engines have been around since the early nineteenth century, providing businesses and designers with professional photos.

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Radical Agility – The Core Of Zalando Tech

ArcticStartup

Exactly one year ago, global Zalando Tech organisation was reorganized according to the principles of Radical Agility. Since then, applying Radical Agility has become the hallmark of everything we do. In short, Radical Agility is built upon three pillars: purpose, autonomy and mastery.

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Unlocking Your Company’s Growth Engine w/ Conversion Rate Optimization w/ Sean Ellis

ConversionXL

I’m Sean Ellis & I’d like to tell you how Conversion Rate Optimization played a critical role as the growth engine for the companies I’ve worked with. Systematic Optimization of the Core User Experience is the CRO Growth Engine.

The Planned Iteration Startup Launch Minimizes Risk

Gust

All you old software development types will recognize the analogy to the traditional two year “waterfall model” of software development, which has been totally replaced with the Agile iterative methodology. With a minimum viable product, your startup remains much more agile.

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering?

www.bothsidesofthetable.com

Want to Know Difference Between a CTO and a VP of Engineering? This time I thought I’d try and address engineering talent. Often I’m asked by startup CEO’s about how to best build an engineering team. The VP Engineering aspires to manage teams. About Me.

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The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Wednesday, March 25, 2009 The Lean Startup at Agile Vancouver April 21st A surprising number of respondents in the latest Lessons Learned survey hail from one of the flourishing startup hubs in Canada. In keeping with my recent theme of blogging about upcoming events, Im happy to announce that Ill be speaking at Agile Vancouver on April 21. Combining agile development with customer developm.

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Lessons Learned: Customer Development Engineering

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Sunday, September 7, 2008 Customer Development Engineering Yesterday, I had the opportunity to guest lecture again in Steve Blank s entrepreneurship class at the Berkeley-Columbia executive MBA program. In addition to presenting the IMVU case, we tried for the first time to do an overview of a software engineering methodology that integrates practices from agile software development with Steves method of Customer Development.

An Agile Culture is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Jessica Mah

While we still see a bevy of young hungry sales reps and IT/software engineers that call the City by the Bay their mothership, it’s a very desolate market for expert skill level in other job functions–client services, accounting, marketing to name a few.

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An Agile Approach to Science Education

Brad Hargreaves

Brad Hargreaves | startup adventures in nyc a blog by Brad Hargreaves HOME Me Press HOME Uncategorized An Agile Approach to Science Education An Agile Approach to Science Education As an entrepreneur, a big part of my job is figuring out what people want and building products that meet those needs. All the product iteration in the world is for moot unless we can figure out a way to make smart students actually care about science, math and engineering.

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Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

Inc Startups

It’s much easier to bring 10 engineers that need to know something about fiber optics together with a really good fiber optic engineer and have them have conversations for five hours than it is to sit down and build a course about fiber optics,” he said.

Smart Entrepreneurs Plan Multiple Rollout Iterations

Startup Professionals Musings

All you old software development types will recognize the analogy to the traditional two year “waterfall model” of software development, which has been totally replaced with the Agile iterative methodology. The biggest advantages you have as a startup are speed and agility.

Lessons Learned: The engineering manager's lament

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, October 20, 2008 The engineering managers lament I was inspired to write The product managers lament while meeting with a startup struggling to figure out what had gone wrong with their product development process. Last week, I found myself in a similar situation, but this time talking to the engineering manager. This engineering manager is a smart guy, and very experienced. And why is the engineering manager suffering so badly?

Aarhus Engineering Hub Supports Uber's Global Operations

ArcticStartup

In Denmark, Uber's main goal is to help provide cities with a better transportation system – But they also support Uber data centres around the world from Aarhus engineering hub. “In This highly agile model yields extreme ownership and consequently high quality software.

Three Methodologies That Help Businesses Stay Creative

YoungUpstarts

It follows a linear, sequential process and is the most common version of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for IT and software engineering projects. Agile methodology. Agile is open to changing requests over time and encourages continuous feedback from the end users.

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How to Work With a Contract Web Developer: Agile is the New Average

The Ninth Yard

You may have heard the phase "Agile Development" and wondered what it means. Once again, I'll go back to my days as an aerospace engineer working on space shuttle launches for some background. Planning and engineering a space shuttle launch is a long, tedious endeavor that takes lots of people time, and money. You use Agile methodologies. Coming next: Agile Scoping. You need to know before you hire a contract web developer.

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#DefragCon 2013 Notes: Sustainable Software Engineering Culture (Without The Ninjas) – Mike Gehard, Pivotal Labs

Launch Any

Sustainable Software Engineering Culture (Without The Ninjas) – Mike Gehard, Pivotal Labs. Pivotal has Cloud Foundry, which is installed into enterprises and often requires agile process/XP consulting. This is a key to making an agile project successful. The post #DefragCon 2013 Notes: Sustainable Software Engineering Culture (Without The Ninjas) – Mike Gehard, Pivotal Labs appeared first on LaunchAny.

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Startups Should Launch Early and Iterate

Startup Professionals Musings

All you old software development types will recognize the analogy to the traditional two year “waterfall model” of software development, which has been totally replaced with the Agile iterative methodology. The biggest advantage you have as a startup is to be agile.