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I’ve been passionate about Extreme Programming and Agile Software Development Practices since first hearing Kent Beck speak back in 2002. But it took five years, and finding a job where I was expected by management to be Agile every day (TDD, paring, etc.), before I was able to actually call myself an Agile Engineer.
I’m sure that there are more of you out there who want to be more Agile. And you want more Agile engineers so that you’ll have reasonable people to work with and learn from.
In the past 18 months I’ve picked up a lot of effective small practices that you won’t find in the White Book. Things like making sure you pick the next story no matter your comfort level. Or fixing a red CI build ASAP.
In order to spread the knowledge, I’m working on a presentation about the ‘practices that work’ to share with potential Agile Engineers at a future software conference near you.
So what day-to-day practices make you more Agile?