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Selling Agile – Are Estimates the new ‘Spec’?

I just gave a presentation at Meshu.ca

If anyone is interested, the powerpoint is in google docs:

http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dn7623p_7pdc5b7cd

Some of the scribing from the session is below.

The Agile Manifesto:

agile-manifesto1

Some of the Key Principles:

agile-principles1

General Conversation Scribe:

general-scribe-11

Discussing Our Problem Case:

case-scenario

Question & Answer:

qa-capture

References:

Apart from Cockburn’s ‘Agile Software Development’ , here are a few online references and articles I read as I patched this talk together:

http://spin.atomicobject.com/2008/11/26/making-better-estimates

http://www.codesqueeze.com/how-to-sell-agile-to-fixed-bid-contract-clients/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development

http://www.ddj.com/architect/199001126?cid=Ambysoft

http://agilemanifesto.org/

http://www.agile-software-development.com/2007/09/how-to-implement-scrum-in-10-easy-steps_28.html

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