In our 13th interview with the Agile Manifesto Signatories, we were lucky to speak with Stephen Mellor. Stephen sits with our hosts Ryan Lockard and James Gifford to discuss his background, his memories of the manifesto, and his current work with the Industrial Internet Consortium.
Hear Stephen's history with modeling, executable UML, and is views on software/architecture. Also, learn why Stephen felt his need to be at the event in Snowbird was to be (as he puts it) a "spy".
In this episode, we are "very excited" to welcome Martin Fowler (@MartinFowler) to the show. Martin shares his story with our host, Ryan Lockard (@AgilePHL), covering his early days with Extreme Programming on C3 with Kent Beck, his first engagement with Thoughtworks (@thoughtworks) and of course his time with the Manifesto in Snowbird.
While Martin admits to having little memory of Snowbird, he does provide a lot of new insight not heard in our prior interviews. Specifically his work on the paper "The New Methodology" and his work with the XP Leaders Conference that pre-dated Snowbird. While the conversation only briefly touches on Martin's memory of Snowbird, we spend about half our time discussing the state of Agile and Martin's unique wishes for emerging agile practitioners and developers. In this conversation we discuss Martin's paper, "Flaccid Scrum".
The show discusses the origins of AC, what good AC looks like and some of the anti-patterns around user acceptance criteria.
Chris Murman is the subject of our latest Member Spotlight. Chris is an IT consultant, he is constantly in search of ways to make the work we do better. This means bringing a lean focus to the products we make, a holistic approach to agile business processes, or an intense focus on the technologies of tomorrow.
Colleen Johnson interviews Chris, and they discuss Chris' background, areas of interest and his unique view of agile.
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