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We had a new project manager start and she asked me to send her some information and links that I had come across. I dug through my emails and found some good ones. This is an update to my previous post in 2014, so check that one as well for other links.

We did a book study on Specification By Example. The intro/preface will give you an idea if you think it’s worth reading further. He talks about Acceptance Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development, agile acceptance and how they all have a common thread. So he introduces some common language suggestions under Specification by example." and there are some copies lying around. I have one myself. We didn't really figure out how to implement it, but I'm still thinking about it and working how to use SpecFlow, get reports and integrate it into a project. I think the ideas are solid and they solve a real problem.

Microsoft Related

Brian Hardy talks about Visual Studio Team Services, sprints, and Microsoft moving from waterfall.

There is a lot of good information in here about their move to Agile. I think it has helped them immensely as an organization.

Part 1

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/10/27/surprise-microsoft-is-agile/

Part 2
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2015/10/29/microsofts-sixteen-keys-to-becoming-agile-at-scale/ 

https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/applying-alm-with-visual-studio-2012-jump-start-8224

https://mva.microsoft.com/colleges/alM-Wednesdays

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dn166932.aspx

 

DotNetRocks episode: Battling Technical Debt while Keeping the Lights On with Jim Holmes

http://www.continuousagile.com/unblock/ea_matrix.html

 

ALM Rangers

https://vsardevops.codeplex.com/

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalmrangers/

 

Spotify - Engineering Culture

Great insights into how a successful company organizes teams and approached development.


Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpsn3WaI_4k
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3rGdmoTjDc

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Follow up video from a friend that I shared the Spotify videos with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc about what motivates people.


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