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Blog Archive for wwake during November 2006

The fall ScrumGathering is in Minneapolis, MN, this week. I'm here for the two-day open space and the trainer's meeting. Groups are using http://scrumalliance.pbwiki.com as the conference proceedings. I'll refer to those articles rather than repeat them here. Product Owner - I hosted a session on challenges of being a product owner. We described various problems, and broke into subgroups to look...
"Two Case Studies Motivating Efficiency as a "Spendable" Quantity", by Alistair Cockburn. A bottleneck limits the rate of production of a system. Clearly we want to improve its performance. But what should we do about non-bottlenecks? Alistair discusses several strategies, including the non-obvious one that the non-bottleneck may be better off deliberately spend extra time exploring alternatives...
IEEE Software is going to have a special issue on test-driven development. Here's the call for papers: www.computer.org/portal/pages/software/content/cfp-May07_TDD.html Papers are due by December 1, 2006; the issue will appear in May/June 2007.