Thanks everyone who attended my talk today at Agile Development Practices 2008.
The PDF of the slide deck is available for download and includes some additional speaker notes.
This talk was based on two papers; Agility and the Inconceivably Large and Distributed Agile Development at patterns & practices which include lots more detail I didn’t have time to cover.
Here are some other resources that also cover some aspects of the topic in more detail:
- The Team Foundation Server team has also published some guidance around branching which gives some detail into how to implement the strategy covered in the talk. It also discusses Feature Crews.
- An interview with Mark Osborne, Microsoft Developer Division Architect who’s primary focus is on developer productivity. He talks about Feature Crews.
The other book I mentioned was “Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Successful Large, Multisite & Offshore Products with Large-Scale Scrum”. It’s not available yet but I wrote about it and how to download a preview chapter here.
During the my repeat of this talk at the UW Extension Program I was also asked how many other teams at Microsoft were using agile approaches. I don’t have any hard numbers but there is some published data on this. You can read about it and my opinion on the data here.