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Musings

reviews Performance reviews in an Agile environment

10 Dec 2018 by Ayesha Bagus
Performance reviews, just like any other process, need inspection and adaption. They need to meet the company’s needs now. [...]

alain-agile Agile Africa – Report Back

5 Dec 2018 by KRS
At the beginning of October 2018, Alain King had the privilege to speak at the Agile Africa 2018 conference held in Johannesburg and organised by the team from JCSE (Joburg Centre for Software Engineering) under the leadership of Prof Barry Dwolatzky. [...]

Go Small Go Small

8 Aug 2018 by Lorraine Steyn
Agile, for me, means "go small". Break each part down, smaller, smaller, smaller. From stories, to tests and methods, and check-ins, deployments, everything. Stop talking about scale meaning bigger, and work at "small". [...]

walkingincircles The circle of death

6 Aug 2018 by Sharna Sammy
Have you experienced team discussions or meetings going round and round in circles - with no real outcome - only to be repeated again and again? Sharna Sammy, Scrum Master at KRS, likes to call this The Circle of Death and has four helpful tips to avoid this situation. [...]

Agile Retro Creating a More Meaningful Retrospective

14 May 2018 by Lisa Jacobus
Balancing both qualitative (focusing on the feelings of the team) and quantitative (data driven) discussions helped us to maximize the value we were getting out of our retrospectives. [...]

Pairing Impressed with Pair Programming

8 Apr 2018 by Lorraine Steyn
Just what is pair programming? Extreme Programming defined it as two developers who team together and work on one computer to develop user stories. Does that work? [...]

Agile Developers Infographic

5 Mar 2015 by KRS
Our first attempt at an Infographic of all the awesome things we do as Agile Developers! [...]

KRS navigated the Scrum Odyssey at Scrum Gathering 2014

28 Oct 2014 by KRS
Two of our team members recently attended the 2014 Scrum Gathering in Cape Town, hosted by the Scrum User Group of South Africa (SUGSA). [...]

KRS goes to Agile India

24 Mar 2014 by KRS
It is that time of year again where developers like us, who care about getting software development as right as they can, get together to talk about what is happening in the world of Agile and Lean software development. [...]

Scrum is not enough to be Agile

12 Nov 2012 by Lorraine Steyn
I really love the way Agile is growing in South Africa, and particularly in Cape Town. We have a passionate, involved community, and some top notch Scrum Masters. But Scrum alone is not the full extent of being Agile. [...]

Cakes vs. Cupcakes

12 Sep 2012 by Claude Botes
Are we more productive now that we are Agile and using Test Driven Development (TDD), Domain Driven Design (DDD), Scrum and all the bells and whistles, than we were before? This was the question posed to us recently at one of our Leadership sessions. [...]

The Prince is not Agile!

4 Nov 2011 by Lorraine Steyn
Agile development is a way of life for us at KRS. We fully subscribe to its aim of delivering value, in the simplest way possible, under short time constraints. [...]

Agile – is it for you?

17 Feb 2011 by Lorraine Steyn
Is Agile right for your company? The Agile Manifesto holds that people and collaboration should be valued over processes and plans (purists please excuse the paraphrasing). [...]