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Category: Agile Noir

Agile Noir’s noir book covers

30 November, 2013 (13:04) | Agile Noir | By: Lancer Kind

As I finish work on Agile Noir, a dramatic business novel which is not only enjoyable to read but teaches you about Agile software development, I want to show you the novel’s great book covers. These covers for Agile Noir (the English edition and the Mandarin edition) were crafted by talented artist Fauji M. Bardah. […]

Agile Writing: A Novel Approach to Writing a Novel

18 June, 2010 (11:25) | Agile Noir | By: Lancer Kind

Sometimes a writer’s day job can really help him write.  It all started in 2000 when Asim Jalis, a friend of mine, kept pestering me about how to apply eXtreme Programming (XP) to writing.  I say pester, because, like an a fly buzzing around the room which had grown a mouth and spoke with the […]

Business Novels–The Big Trick

12 June, 2010 (14:14) | Agile Noir | By: Lancer Kind

I spend 90% of my time covering Agile 101 type topics with each new client. What can I do to ‘up the game’ of an entire industry?

Educating the masses with a book is a scalable approach. But there are already a lot of Agile books out there that people aren’t reading.

Perhaps they aren’t the right kind of books. The Agile advocates are reading Agile books, but the people who aren’t doing Agile and don’t enjoy reading about engineering processes in their spare time, aren’t going to pick up a book on Agile. But maybe I can trick them into learning, by writing something entertaining that includes learning about Agile….