LA Agile Cafe: All Your Agile Questions Answered!

Last week I attended a half-day Agile Cafe event sponsored by Shopzilla and Rally. Paul Wynia from Irdeto and Rony Sawdayi from Shopzilla both provided some insights to their Agile deployments. Paul, Rony and Mik Quinlan from Shopzilla then had an open panel discussion covering topics from the crowd. Finally, John Martin from Rally wrapped […]

Test Driven Development = Good, Acceptance Test Drive Development = Bad

For the most part, that was the message at the “Acceptance Testing: Just Say No” by James Shore Meetup tonight at the Shopzilla.com offices in Santa Monica, CA. James structured the talk as though it was a “fill in the blanks” Anonymous meeting (you know, Alcohol Anonymous, Sexaholics Anonymous, etc). The concept of Acceptance Test […]

Agile Journal Seminar: Agile Comes to LA

The following are my notes from the Agile Comes to LA seminar on Thursday, December 17th 2009. The event was sponsored by AccuRev, Coverity, Electric Cloud, Rally Software, and BigVisible. The event saw leaders from each sponsor talk about how Agile software development techniques and the tools that support them can help you reduce risk, […]

Transitioning to Agile Product Development

Last week I attended a PDMA LA roundtable discussion on “Transitioning to Agile Product Development“. The discussion was moderated by a PDMA LA board member and featured the following panelists: Scott Gilbert – President & Sr. Consultant at Enthiosys.com Scott Downey – Chief Scrum Master from MySpace.com Christophe Louvion, CTO – Agile Coach at Gorilla […]