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Agile User Stories
 
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Learn how to write good user stories for Agile teams. If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 141557 Mark Shead
What is Agile Methodology?
 
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Agile is a collection of values and principles. So what is this "Agile Methodology" you keep hearing people talk about? If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 97998 Mark Shead
Splitting User Stories - Agile Practices
 
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Creating Agile software means you need to be able to prioritize different pieces of functionality based on how valuable they are to the customer. To do this you must be able to break large stories down into smaller ones. This cartoon shows you how to do that. If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 98425 Mark Shead
What is Agile?
 
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This short cartoon answers the question "What Is Agile?" and will give you the background to understand the Agile principles and values and how they can help you and your team work together more efficiently. If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey outright. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at the link above. You can subscribe to my channel with this link: https://www.youtube.com/markshead?sub_confirmation=1 If you'd like to connect with me on LinkedIn you can find me at the link below. Just send me a message saying hello and that you found me from one of my videos: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markshead
Views: 1277921 Mark Shead
Why Have A Daily Standup - Agile Practices
 
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One of the most common practices you'll see in an Agile team is the daily standup meeting, but why? Can we improve our daily standup by better understanding the principles behind the practice? If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 21812 Mark Shead
What is Behavior Driven Development? (4 minute cartoon on BDD)
 
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Simple and quick cartoon that answers the question "What is Behavior Driven Development (BDD)?" If you'd like a relevant free book, please see below... https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey outright. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at the link above. This video is a high-level brief introduction to Behavior Driven Development and explains how it is different and complementary to Test Driven Development.
Views: 2923 Mark Shead
Agile in Name Only
 
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You aren't Agile because of what you call yourself. You are Agile because of what you do. If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list Also here is a playlist of all of my Agile Cartoons: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBUu5aGDLKnbeEx8U-5r436bw6p9wv1rS
Views: 6183 Mark Shead
Standup Meetings - What's the Goal in Agile Teams?
 
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In our last video we talked about the Agile principle of face to face communication and how most teams have a daily face-to-face meeting (or standup) to help follow this principle. But beyond being face-to-face what are we really trying to accomplish? How should we define success for this daily meeting? If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 7893 Mark Shead
How To Memorize Verbatim Text
 
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To memorize you must practice recalling rather than just practice repeating. This video looks at how the brain memorizes and shows you a simple method for memorizing verbatim text.
Views: 10396 Mark Shead
What is Behavior Driven Development? (What is BDD?) In 4 minutes.
 
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Simple and quick video to answer the question "What is Behavior Driven Development (BDD)?" If you'd like a relevant free book, please see below... https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey outright. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at the link above. This video is a high-level brief introduction to Behavior Driven Development and explains how it is different and complementary to Test Driven Development.
Views: 2410 Mark Shead
Why You Aren't Wildly Successful
 
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The difference between success and almost success is often simply your ability to finish things.
Views: 2522 Mark Shead
What is DevOps? (explained in a two minute cartoon)
 
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Simple and quick video to answer the question "What is DevOps?" Hint: It isn't about DevOps tools.If you'd like a relevant free book, please see below... https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey outright. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at the link above.
Views: 2252 Mark Shead
Regular Demos - Creating Agile Software
 
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Agile projects are built on trust, and the best way to establish trust is through transparency. Regular demos for users are one of the best ways for teams to be transparent about what progress has been made. If you'd like to get a free book on Starting Agile, follow the link below... https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 4333 Mark Shead
What is DevOps? (in 2 minutes)
 
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Simple and quick video to answer the question "What is DevOps?" Hint: It isn't about DevOps tools.If you'd like a relevant free book, please see below... https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey outright. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at the link above.
Views: 1575 Mark Shead
What is Agile Development Methodology? (hint Agile isn't a methodology)
 
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Agile is often called a methodology, but it is really a collection of values and principles. If you forget what Agile is in following a methodology, you'll be like this story about a prince. For the free book, continue below.... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 5400 Mark Shead
10 Minute Tapestry 5 Web App
 
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Demonstration of creating a simple web app that lets you submit links and vote on them similar to Digg or Reddit. More info: http://blog.markwshead.com/900/tapestry-5-10-minute-demo/ In this demo you'll see the following: * Create an quickstart application from Maven * Add Hibernate Dependencies * Create an Item entity to persist a url, title and votes * Add a simple form to accept input * List the saved items * Enable voting for items in the list * Validate the URL * Implement an AJAX refresh when voting Tapestry site: http://tapestry.apache.org Errata: * The @Component used on the BeanEditForm should have been @InjectComponent * The zone component should be outside the ul tags--not inside. License: I'm releasing this video into the public domain so you are free to embed it and use it wherever you like.
Views: 47734 Mark Shead
Talk To Users - Agile Principle of Face-to-face Communication
 
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Agile makes a big deal about face-to-face communication. Why is this? What are the principles behind striving for talking face to face? Watch this cartoon for some stories about communication gone bad and footage of an alien abduction! If you'd like a free book on this topic, please see below... I've published a book called "Starting Agile" that is designed to help you start your team's Agile journey out right. You can buy a copy from Amazon, but I'm giving free copies away to my subscribers from YouTube. You can signup for a copy at this link: https://mailchi.mp/326ba47ba2e8/agile-list
Views: 4097 Mark Shead
Chef Solo Demo
 
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Be sure to increase the resolution to at least 720p and increase the video size so you can see the terminal window. Short demo of using Chef Solo to install Java and Tomcat 7 on an EC2 server. See the GitHub Repo for the files used: https://github.com/markshead/chef-solo-demo
Views: 8587 Mark Shead
What Is Your Current Work Zone?
 
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What work zone are you in? How long are you comfortable staying there?
Views: 2519 Mark Shead
Feature Prioritization
 
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Sometimes it is hard to really prioritize features on a software development project. This video introduces a simple mental experiment that can help make it easier to decide what needs done first and what can wait until later.
Views: 1922 Mark Shead
Because Amazon Uses It! (Good decisions in creating Agile software)
 
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Amazon makes a lot of really good decisions. Your organization needs to mimic their decision-making process--not the exact decisions they make. You won't become Agile or financially successful by simply trying to copy what Amazon (or any other successful company) is doing today.
Views: 542 Mark Shead