Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Keeping with the Beat

Where would I go to find the latest information on Agile and Lean? What if I had a question and wanted expert advice?

Try these "boards". Sign up. They are free.


Extreme Programming

Agile Project Management

Lean Software Development

Industrial XP

I am a particular fan of the last one. It's theme is applying XP in large, enterprise situations. Some very good conversations.

Advice: As with most things in life, you get more by giving more. Dive in, don't just lurk. Receive postings in a Daily Digest (change it at "edit membership").

Caution: There is some "inside baseball" or "inside the beltway" stuff going on. Bring your salt shaker. Sometimes a board or several boards will seem to become obsessed with one topic. There are many reasons for this, but if you need a discussion of a topic, search the history or ask a new question. Ask and it will be answered. Seek and you will find. Be selective. Use common sense.

There are some great people on these boards. Some of the comments are pearls beyond price. (And some are rubbish.) YMMV.

If you are interested in similar boards, tell me. There are others for more specific topics.

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