The Road to an Agile Project – Visualize!

Hello and welcome back! In this series of posts I am trying to give other teams of developers out there some path to embracing agile methodologies, such as Scrum. Previously, in my Prequel post, I described how you could start doing regular standup meetings in any type of project to increase your teams awareness about each member’s work.

Assuming your team has now incorporated standup meetings, preferably on a daily basis, it is time to take the next step. Agile methodologies generally rely on a rather simple notice: Visualized Management! Now don’t get scared, the word ‘Management’ here does not mean you need another manager. When done right, this visualization can eliminate the need for a manager. Now doesn’t that sound sweet? 🙂

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The Road to an Agile Project – The Prequel

Well hullo there! It has been quite some time since my last post. A lot has happened recently, some of which prevented me from posting regularly. Let’s just blame the current economic conditions for that.

Since my last post, we have pretty much finished our JavaFX project. I was at the NLJUG’s JFall where I hosted a JavaFX workshop all afternoon and I have been to Devoxx in Antwerp where I met Richard Bair and Jasper Potts from the Oracle JavaFX team.

I have also joined Stephen Chin in the maintenance of the Visage language. This is the continuation of the JavaFX Script language as an open source project (see Google Code).

Now shut it, you mentioned something about agile…

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