Just a quick announcement that I’ve finally settled on a format for the Agile FAQ site. If you haven’t heard about it – this site came about from two incidents. The first was a post to the XP Yahoo! mailing list from a gentleman who I felt had the concepts of agile software development just wrong. But it was difficult to point to any one place to begin to debunk some of his theories.
Shortly after, Kent Beck posted a question to the XP mailing list about what XP could learn from Scrum. My feeling was that one of Scrum’s greatest strengths was that you always knew exactly what composed of Scrum, because it was run by Ken Schwaber.
So I combined the ideas and brought on board people from across the agile world – Ken Schwaber, Alistair Cockburn, Ron Jeffries, Brian Marick, Jim Shore, Andy Hunt, Scott Ambler, Uncle Bob and many others to let me bug them once a week to collectively answer FAQs about agile software. The first question I posed to them, What is Agile?, has already started getting replies, to which I’ve posted to the site:
It should be a fun ride. I’ve already written a script which stepped through the various agile mailing lists I subscribed to and extracted the questions asked there – I’m currently parsing through that and hope to begin to place those up on the site. In the meantime, if you have an area you are passionate about, or just questions you want answered, feel free to create an account and post away!