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At AgilityFeat we are more than just designers and coders. We are also thought leaders. Our team has spoken at numerous conferences around the US, Europe, and Latin America. We are leading the way when it comes to applying agile methodologies to nearshore software development in Latin America. Our blog is where we share those lessons with you, as well as news about what our team is up to.

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A real time Lean game using PubNub

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Building the Penny Flipping game using Clojure, ClojureScript and PubNub Author’s note: A portion of this post was also published on PubNub’s blog If you have ever attending a lean or agile process training, then you may have encounter...

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A real time Lean game using PubNub

Building the Penny Flipping game using Clojure, ClojureScript and PubNub Author’s note: A portion of this post was also published on PubNub’s blog If you have ever attending a lean or agile process training, then you may have encountered a coin flipping game. It goes by several names, including the lean penny game or “pass […]

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3 Lean games for your next company retreat

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Has your company adopted lean or agile, but it still hasn’t quite sunk into your culture? You may want to incorporate some lean games into your next company retreat or all-hands meeting. Games can be a great way to have fun, do some team bui...

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3 Lean games for your next company retreat

Has your company adopted lean or agile, but it still hasn’t quite sunk into your culture? You may want to incorporate some lean games into your next company retreat or all-hands meeting. Games can be a great way to have fun, do some team building (without cheesy “trust falls”), and learn something along the way. […]

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MyChoresApp launched by AgilityFeat commandos

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Two of AgilityFeat’s code commandos have launched a great new mobile app for managing chores with your children.  My kids are going to try it out as part of the beta program, and if my kids can get excited about chores then yours can too! Andrea P...

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MyChoresApp launched by AgilityFeat commandos

Two of AgilityFeat’s code commandos have launched a great new mobile app for managing chores with your children.  My kids are going to try it out as part of the beta program, and if my kids can get excited about chores then yours can too! Andrea Phillips and Daniel Phillips have built MyChoresApp.com, which is [...]

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

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Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Com...

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Check out the Sensei demo at #Agile2012

Today’s your last day to see what the buzz is about Sensei and Agile Retrospectives at Agile 2012!  Lithespeed has launched their Sensei product into beta, and we at AgilityFeat are particularly proud of it because our team of Costa Rican Code Commandos built it! We’ve been working with Lithespeed and their awesome Product Owner [...]

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Failure Pattern Poker at @AgileIowa

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Would competition in a game help create engagement and conversation, or stifle the conversation in favor of “one-ups man ship”? That was one of the questions that came up when I led a session of Agile Failure Pattern Poker last month at the Agile ...

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Failure Pattern Poker at @AgileIowa

Would competition in a game help create engagement and conversation, or stifle the conversation in favor of “one-ups man ship”? That was one of the questions that came up when I led a session of Agile Failure Pattern Poker last month at the Agile Iowa meeting. I’ve played this game in a few settings now, [...]

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Failure Bows and Brainstorming from #ACCUS

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If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off discussions of difficult topics, then failure bows may work for you. In September I was at the Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio.  Friday was “Games Day”, devoted to fun ways to engage agile ...

Arin Sime

Failure Bows and Brainstorming from #ACCUS

If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off discussions of difficult topics, then failure bows may work for you. In September I was at the Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio.  Friday was “Games Day”, devoted to fun ways to engage agile teams with games. Tobias Mayer led the “keynote game”, [...]

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Assorted 140 character thoughts from #ACCUS

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I tend to write blog posts that are too long.  Which is why sometimes I don’t blog as often as I should. But I really want to share everything with you that I learned at Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio last week. So instead of a long...

Arin Sime

Assorted 140 character thoughts from #ACCUS

I tend to write blog posts that are too long.  Which is why sometimes I don’t blog as often as I should. But I really want to share everything with you that I learned at Agile Coach Camp US (#ACCUS) in Columbus Ohio last week. So instead of a long blog post that I feel [...]

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Using silent grouping for rapid story ranking #...

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Have you ever faced prioritizing a long list of stories or requirements and thought, “This is going to take forever!” I have, and so I was thrilled to learn a technique at XP2011 that helps with this dilemma. I had a chance last week to apply “Sil...

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Using silent grouping for rapid story ranking #XP2011

Have you ever faced prioritizing a long list of stories or requirements and thought, “This is going to take forever!” I have, and so I was thrilled to learn a technique at XP2011 that helps with this dilemma. I had a chance last week to apply “Silent Grouping” with a client, and since I found [...]

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Agile Failure Pattern Poker Game

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As mentioned in a previous post, we played a game last night at AgileCville’s meeting last night that was fun and definitely kept the conversation going. We had some very good discussions around a number of agile topics, and so that itself is the ...

Arin Sime

Agile Failure Pattern Poker Game

As mentioned in a previous post, we played a game last night at AgileCville’s meeting last night that was fun and definitely kept the conversation going. We had some very good discussions around a number of agile topics, and so that itself is the strongest indication that the game had the desired effect. Prior to [...]

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AgileCville: Failure Pattern Poker on April 19th!

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Let’s play an agile game! Tomorrow will be the next Agile Cville meeting at OpenSpace in Charlottesville, from 6-8pm.  The topic this month is “Agile Failure Patterns”, and I agreed to kick off the discussion.  Rather than start off the meeting wi...

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AgileCville: Failure Pattern Poker on April 19th!

Let’s play an agile game! Tomorrow will be the next Agile Cville meeting at OpenSpace in Charlottesville, from 6-8pm.  The topic this month is “Agile Failure Patterns”, and I agreed to kick off the discussion.  Rather than start off the meeting with power point, I think we’ll try a game instead to get the discussion [...]

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Agile 101 for business students

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Yesterday I had the great pleasure of speaking to two undergrad business classes at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.  The students are primarily accounting and finance majors, with a few engineering majors thrown in ...

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Agile 101 for business students

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of speaking to two undergrad business classes at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.  The students are primarily accounting and finance majors, with a few engineering majors thrown in for good measure.  I provided an overview of Agile methods to the class, and we did an exercise […]

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