Lessons We Learned From Agile Trends 2017

Agile Trends is an event that aims to push the boundaries of the Software Industry with modern themes, trends and real-world use cases. And of course, Avenue Code was there to sponsor it. In addition to sponsoring, we sent some of our best and brightest to learn from the speakers and fellow attendees. Here's what we learned.

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Software Craftsmanship Manifesto - A call for professionalism

Compared with other leading professions, the software industry is still in the early stages of development.  As in any field, software developers are constantly attempting to identify practices and principles to develop better and faster software. As we've grown up as an industry, we've created resources such as Software Architecture and the Agile Manifesto, the importance of which is clear and well-established. 

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Specification by Example

The software development industry is still in its early days. Compared to other industries with centures of history and evolution behind them, software development is only beginning to mature. One of the consequences of that relative immaturity is that we still have many recurring problems to solve. In this article, I'm going to talk about one of the most important ones: communication. 

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Getting the Most out of Your Retrospective

The retrospective meeting is a crucial part of the Scrum framework. Its goal is to ensure that the process used is reviewed after every sprint and the team never stops improving. But how can you ensure your retrospective that achieves this goal?

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Let’s not do a Retrospective. We’re too busy right now!

The retrospective ceremony is an amazing opportunity for teams to become more Agile by learning from the past and trying new approaches. By so doing, teams can consistently achieve better results in overcoming project obstacles. However, it's often put aside due the pending work the team still needs to create, or because they see no value doing it.

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