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January 2014

Agile Open Northwest

Plaster Group is excited to be sponsoring and attending the upcoming Agile Open Northwest 2014. AONW is a non-profit alliance of Agile practitioners in the US Pacific Northwest region. This three-day Open Space conference will take place February 5th through the 7th at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. The event will present a great opportunity to strengthen our agile community and shape the future of agile development in this region. Expect engaging conversation covering a wide-breadth of relevant topics.  At this time, Agile Open Northwest 2014 has reached full capacity, but you can visit their website to be added to a wait-list. If you cannot attend this year, look forward to our re-cap next week, and visit their website: http://www.agileopennorthwest.com.

Prototype-driven Development (Part 1)

by Bob Vogt Challenge By definition, Agile application projects don’t have all of the requirements fully specified or all of the features designed at the beginning of a project. Instead, they start with a product backlog of user stories that describe the required features and capabilities at a high level that need to be built. Ideally, the level of detail of those user stories will be driven down to a fleshed out specification during sprint planning for implementation during the sprint. But what if the business’ goals (and therefore the feature requirements) for a project can’t be easily defined?