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Recently I noticed that I had missed an important announcement that had been posted to one or two groups on various social networks. Not being someone who likes to be out of the loop, I checked the major networks to find the most important groups about Agile, Scrum and XP.
This is what I found:
(Note: this is not a complete list of all agile groups. I only list a selection of groups per network here. If you think I forgot an important one, feel free to add them in the comments section.)
|The biggest of all agile groups. All the famous people are here:
Ron Jeffries, Kent Beck, Scott Ambler. And since yesterday: me.
|Almost as big as its sister group (XP), with some famous bloggers:
Cory Foy, George Dinwiddie, etc.
|Specifically about testing, and less active than the previous two.
|Agile Project Management||3765|
|Specifically about project management, but not a very active group.
|A bit more active than the previous one, and some interesting
people here: Jeff Patton, Jared Spool, etc.
|Scott Amblers favorite topic. Not mine. I suck at modeling.
Except when there's a camera around.
|The marriage of lean and agile, moderated by Alan Shalloway,
so it must be an interesting group.
|About management, and quite an active group, originally
initiated by David J. Anderson.
|All About Agile||549|
|The only agile group at Google of reasonable size, though
still not very big.
|This is the real one: the Agile Alliance itself. Also by far the
biggest agile group on LinkedIn.
|A generic group for both software development and project
management. And quite an active group too.
|Agile Project Management Group||3653|
|A networking group for project managers with a professional
and agile mindset.
|About sharing knowledge between agile methods and CMMI.
Hillel Glazer is leading this one, not surprisingly.
|A group for agile evangelizers, the biggest one being
Chris Spagnuolo, who is leading the group.
|Agile Project Managers||1924|
|Another networking group for agile project managers.
|Agile Project Management||1250|
|And yet another group for project managers. They really
like making new groups these guys…
|They say this group is for "agilitists", which sounds as if
agile thinking is a bad disease for agilists.
|Contrary to Yahoo, on Facebook the Scrum group is the
|Though the size of the XP group is not that bad either.
|This is the supporting network for those thinkers on LinkedIn
suffering from agilitis.
|XP and Agile||39|
|The "ultimate knowledge center on XP and Agile", which is
a great achievement with only 39 people.
Note that there's one network seriously missing from this list: Windows Live Groups, which is because I have not been able to figure out how I'm supposed to search for group names on Windows Live. And besides, if there are any agile people using Windows Live Groups, they're probably 3-year olds, or brain dead.
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