Tag: agile methodology

Django Invites and Demo

        Filed under: Agile development, Summer Internship Hackathon

Today’s work centered around the community invites. While Andres worked on the “Join” and “Leave” features of the community page, the whole team collectively swarmed the invite to community capability. This user story especially gave us trouble because of the different logic paths that could occur depending on whether the email invitee had an existing … Continued

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Meet your neighbors

Meet your neighbors

        Filed under: Agile development

Our project community is always bigger than we think. Why don’t we invite them over for coffee and introduce ourselves? Jonathan Rasmusson – The Agile Samurai One of the most critical steps in Agile development is meeting your neighbors. In fact, identifying your neighbors is part of the inception deck that should be done before … Continued

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Best practices for communication of distributed agile teams

        Filed under: Agile development, How to

Having everyone sit together improves the productivity of your agile team because everybody can speak to each other at any given time and get questions answered  fast, and it’s easier to see what everybody’s doing and be on the same page. However, it doesn’t mean that distributed teams can’t perform as good as collocated team, one way … Continued

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What does it mean to be Agile?

        Filed under: Agile development, Government websites, GSA 18F group

The word “agile” seems ubiquitous.  I hear people talk about it all the time and see “agile” written in requests for proposals (RFPs). In fact, just this week I saw a draft RFP for Agile Services with an estimated value of $100 million.  Needless to say, agile is in high demand.  It’s worth a lot if you know how to do … Continued

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