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158506Re: [XP] How to find a good XP team/shop?

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  • Adam Sroka
    Jan 26, 2013
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      The first and most important step is to get connected to the local
      community in a city near you. Good practices thrive in an environment where
      professionals talk to and support one another.
      On Jan 26, 2013 3:05 AM, "markusdeibel" <drum-d@...> wrote:

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      > Good day to everyone,
      > I'm new to this group since I want to learn more about XP and hwo it is
      > used, improved, bent, etc in places that do agile development or just claim
      > to do so.
      >
      > For the last 5.5 years I've been working mostly on waterfall projects that
      > all had the usual problems of being late and over budget to some degree.
      >
      > One time where I had 8 weeks sitting in one room with the customer, being
      > able to ask questions and get feedback in a matter of minutes to implement
      > a proof of concept, the work resulted in a further order for a project
      > (most likely to become waterfall again).
      >
      > So I was already allowed to peek into the world of agile project execution.
      >
      > After going through some books, blogs and websites in the last few months
      > I started wondering how developers on the lookout for new job can determine
      > if the company they are interviewing with, is not a fake agile shop.
      >
      > Is it as easy as saying: "Please show me your open workspace. Where is the
      > planning board? Can I see you devs pair programming? Where's your on-site
      > customer?"
      >
      > Are there other indicators for good (and bad) agile teams?
      >
      > Markus
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