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Agile software development is a mix of best practices and philosophical tenants. But there is a big difference between the ideal situations and what developers face in the real world. This Agile Life talks with some of the best in the business about the challenges of software engineering and how real world solutions can bring the promise of Agile methodologies to your software projects.

This Agile Life John Sextro

    • Technology
    • 4.8, 22 Ratings

Agile software development is a mix of best practices and philosophical tenants. But there is a big difference between the ideal situations and what developers face in the real world. This Agile Life talks with some of the best in the business about the challenges of software engineering and how real world solutions can bring the promise of Agile methodologies to your software projects.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Perldork ,

Unclog your thinking and infuse your brain with fresh ideas!

For anyone who's actively involved in collaborate software development or operations / devops, this podcast is really enlightening. I get a regular infusion of new ways of thinking about team-based development from it. They also have a Slack channel that has a growing user base and some very interesting discussions.

Nsticco ,

Needs better examples, less truisms

I am basing this review on the two featured episodes as of Nov 2018 and a couple of other partial episodes.

The podcast frequently descends into buzzwords. 12 Days of Agile is structured around highlighting single generic words like “team” from a manifesto. Few actionable steps are provided.

The hosts frequently disagree with each other like they have something to prove. “Well, I did it this way once and it worked.” It doesn’t feel like there’s something useful for the audience to take away in these moments. Examples frequently lack implementation details.

A lot of points just felt like truisms: “Agile means facing reality”. As opposed to what? Bad management still tries to create value for real customers, it just sometimes fails somewhere along the way. To act like those managers aren’t even trying to be efficient, face reality, work as a team, etc, is silly.

arni_gudj ,

Best agile show out there

Highly recommend for anybody trying to more agile and looking for ways to get your team to the next level. Awesome, nuff said!

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