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19 12, 2017

Interview with Alistair 2017 for 1st Conference video

2018-08-17T21:03:40+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s coming out in installments:


and the whole thing in one piece:

27 11, 2017

Pin the earring on the Alistair game

2017-11-27T00:00:00+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Tags: |0 Comments

Which is cheaper, waterfall or agile?

Briefly speaking, waterfall is a cost-optimizing strategy, agile is a time- and value-optimizing strategy. So, when it works, waterfall should be cheaper and agile faster. (ref: all the rework in agile).

But there is the cost of mistakes. In agile, incremental development causes constant rework. In waterfall, you don’t […]

7 09, 2017

Creation of the first agile development conference in 2003

2017-09-07T00:00:00+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Jim Highsmith and I decided in autumn 2001 to create an agile conference for all roles, all methodologies (“big tent”). At the time, there was only the annual XP conference, which was programmer-centric, XP-only. We set June 2003, Salt Lake City, as the date and place.

Todd Little offered to help us shortly thereafter, and was […]

17 08, 2017

Origin of the term Information Radiator

2017-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In 2000 I tumbled onto the idea that information flows through organizations in the same way as convection currents of air (see the Harnessing Convection Currents of Information OOPSLA 2001 ppt pdf (discussion: Re: Harnessing Convection Currents of Information OOPSLA 2001 ppt pdf) talk).

I used to diagnose organizations and simply stand […]

11 08, 2017

Interview with Alistair 2017 by Howard Sublett for SolutionsIQ

2017-08-11T00:00:00+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Howard’s Introduction to the podcast interview: “The “enigma wrapped in a puzzle” Alistair Cockburn has an interesting story: signatory of the Agile Manifesto, author of two pivotal books “Writing Effective Use Cases” and “Agile Software Development,” and founder of the Agile software development conference in 2003 along with the more recent “Heart of Agile” conference. […]

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