Top 200 Agile Blogs

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There are hundreds of great Agile blogs and software development blogs to read, but do you ever wonder which Agile blogs everyone else is reading? Ever wonder which ones are worth reading?

I do. I burn about 1400+ RSS feeds of Agile and software development blogs (growing weekly) with people emailing me monthly for my RSS XML file.

Here are the best 200 Agile blogs out there for 2011. Some focus exclusively on Agile and coaching, while others are more on leadership, news, consulting, Product Ownership, ScrumMastering, and specific Agile methods. Regardless of how you label them, these are the world’s most popular Agile blogs written by many of today’s most influential Agile leaders, practitioners, coaches, consultants, and hippies.

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TOP 200 AGILE BLOGS

As of June 3, 2011 – Updated on June 8 with new data and changes.

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1 Martin Fowler martinfowler 76431 217561 6 14824 30221 33641
2 Succeeding with Agile mikewcohn 171436 508315 6 10297 5337 5316
3 NOOP.NL jurgenappelo 323390 341194 5 2419 17800 4354
4 Alistair Cockburn TotherAlistair 624870 1895124 6 1026 10788 3112
5 Elegant Code ElegantCode 155878 351470 5 3370 30892 1601
6 Leading Agile mcottmeyer 2126245 3227855 4 12745 12749 5888
7 Agile Zone Dzone 2571 25268 4 612 430529 9677
8 xProgramming.com RonJeffries 836951 1739463 6 618 4394 6062
9 Henrik Kniberg’s Blog henrikkniberg 477827 3112613 4 1952 4453 2664
10 Scrum Alliance ScrumAlliance 87913 443135 6 790 2728 5829
11 Leading Answers Make a Twitter 1415614 3227855 4 8703 3625 5888
12 AgileBlog: RallyDev.com agileblog 23415 114195 5 1380 19986 1208
13 Implementing Scrum mvizdos 169657 1482686 4 1964 6415 1375
14 Tyner Blain sehlhorst 899647 873763 5 2653 16757 1514
15 The Art of Agile jamesshore 769479 1835795 5 7502 2401 2285
16 esther derby Insights you can Use estherderby 2409176 2843483 5 737 4699 3670
17 Eric D. Brown’s Technology and Strategy EricDBrown 581106 449020 4 1115 14397 2175
18 Managing Product Development johannarothman 1102157 3949200 4 1740 2852 2048
19 The Hacker Chick Blog HackerChick 2511242 4876000 4 588 3338 3409
20 Architecture & Design dr_dobbs 33563 46041 4 368 46734 1151
21 shmula: business and technology shmula 374593 314419 5 395 20811 877
22 Agile Advice – Agile Methods mberteig 1495966 2570218 5 9112 12117 386
23 All About Agile kelly_waters 437993 2720980 3 2353 3264 1530
24 Bridging The Gap LLBrandenburg 619526 1056965 4 597 4444 1357
25 Version One versionone 7695 64740 6 0 99288 5112
26 Michael Lee Stallard: Insights on Leadership michaelstallard 2577178 3349868 4 249 13698 1624
27 Target Process Blog targetprocess 205418 737003 5 464 4618 706
28 Mark Needham markhneedham 620352 1279149 4 441 2281 2076
29 Holistic Product Design & Development jeffpatton 695367 683416 4 1348 1185 2814
30 Agile Buddy Blog Agilebuddy 870518 0 4 373 5547 2146
31 The Experience is the Product cindyalvarez 439840 714922 4 151 2241 2357
32 Gamestorming: A playbook for innovators, rule-breakers and changemakers keaggy 462533 1558813 5 539 866 1137
33 Evolving Web: Jim Benson ourfounder 2983849 0 4 892 11647 2608
34 Tom Hume twhume 1606849 0 5 261 17818 1104
35 The Critical Path derekhuether 1322226 546238 4 152 4790 1622
36 The Agile Executive agile_exec 1852449 4230287 5 6 5751 1067
37 Pawel Brodzinski on Software Project Management pawelbrodzinski 969787 1408022 3 1847 5039 938
38 Agile Scout agilescout 555711 1127700 4 823 3094 10367
39 Lean Enterprise Institute LeanDotOrg 262020 197221 6 233 17484 325
40 Project Shrink: Making Complex People Stuff Less Complex. projectshrink 841970 1242208 1 2063 4839 2893
41 Curious Cat: Management Improvement Blog curiouscat_com 115543 467047 4 45 28720 454
42 Test Obsessed testobsessed 2356104 0 5 21 5249 3769
43 Agile Pain Relief Consulting mlevison 2123811 1298753 4 1309 1244 1186
44 Infoworld infoworld 8484 26458 4 106 305 7811
45 Agile Web Development and Operations mmarschall 315757 981869 3 545 2704 1005
46 bor!sgloger borisgloger 891945 4489272 5 1 2442 1039
47 TechRepublic TechRepublic 1321 4106 0 589 1750 19497
48 David J. Anderson and Associates agilemanager 1164746 4878458 4 181 60 3320
49 Better Projects: Project Leadership brown_note 1105244 511669 4 705 7629 294
50 About Agility: Agile insights from the trenches OutSystems 135150 436783 5 125 960 645
51 Artem Marchenko ArtemMarchenko 218155 504074 4 2330 4871 12
52 Thought Clusters krishami 1652040 1590601 4 141 2752 551
53 Net Objectives alshalloway 818419 322359 3 388 1874 1522
54 Developsense Blog michaelbolton 1208024 2700814 3 4 2609 3037
55 Creative Chaos mheusser 4633373 0 5 71 7567 1491
56 Jbrains.ca jbrains 2512799 0 4 88 2059 2494
57 Lean Software Engineering: Essays on the Continuous Delivery berniethompson 1338730 954021 4 1798 8888 24
58 Herding Cats galleman 891505 0 4 1209 11847 148
59 Xebia Blog Xebia 265134 1443078 0 1326 5084 479
60 >kloctalk klocwork 419167 608972 4 36 3473 340
61 Availagility – Karl Scotland kjscotland 3648090 713692 4 239 1612 1207
62 What To Fix: Fix the system. danielbmarkham 564428 216443 4 335 5057 160
63 Scott Bellware: Lean Software Production ampgt 3772534 0 5 1202 1442 757
64 Ros Rosenhead ronrosenhead 2805247 0 4 247 8087 542
65 J.D. Meier’s Blog: Software Engineering jdmeier 26 5485 5 589 1162 59
66 Michael Feathers mfeathers 2370304 0 0 2082 1590 7327
67 Marios Alexandrou – Software Methods malexandrou 159343 178676 5 97 816 334
68 James Grenning’s Blog jwgrenning 3309566 0 4 425 1771 937
69 Rachel Davies – Agile Coaching rachelcdavies 4788264 0 4 416 1009 2141
70 Vertabase Blog mpmobile 129819 370049 5 44 952 305
71 #2782 – Patterns of .Net Developer AdeMiller 1755517 2171108 4 91 973 384
72 Doug Shimp Blog scrum_coach 3200011 1899434 3 53 595 5544
73 Chris McMahon’s Blog: Software testing, scripting, agile development chris_mcmahon 3945558 0 4 425 2188 870
74 Uncle Bob’s Blog: Writings on Clean Code, Design, and all things software. unclebobmartin 2114595 1921 0 1508 914 16541
75 Visual Management Blog xquesada 2163753 1426088 4 2 4751 420
76 Dev Agile Blog devagile 4470475 2559033 4 192 15229 52
77 Coaching Agile Teams – Lyssa Adkins lyssaadkins 4441015 0 4 202 1071 1299
78 Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin lisacrispin 4448581 0 4 1 2972 2642
79 Agile Anarchy tobiasmayer 2041117 0 3 1 4989 1774
80 Software Quality Connection Sqconnection 216285 169461 0 255 29648 259
81 Do It Yourself Agile damonpoole 5344952 0 4 563 2582 487
82 Making Good Software Make a Twitter 617301 1085821 4 614 752 0
83 Limited WIP Society: The Home of Kanban grouply 1769035 0 4 0 7168 631
84 LitheSpeed’s LitheBlog lithespeed 7015210 2029746 4 711 3589 89
85 John Hines’ Code Blog: A blog on Agile Make a Twitter 7933 32853 4 6 5891 0
86 Scrumology davidjbland 2326182 2463070 3 58 643 713
87 Derek Neighbors dneighbors 5343979 0 3 41 1740 3242
88 George Dinwiddie’s blog: Effective software development gdinwiddie 3571237 0 3 9 4755 1164
89 Alain’s Blog: Agile, Lean, Patterns allankellynet 6044114 0 4 208 4528 336
90 Collaboration and Transparency Blog adsdevshop 671916 2152020 5 0 2751 3
91 Jason Yip jchyip 4470967 0 0 286 5895 1401
92 Scrumworks scrumworks 587237 594670 4 0 2515 220
93 Tea-Driven Development: Matt Wynne mattwynne 2526728 0 5 0 2348 719
94 Software Development Musings methodsandtools 2715098 3902852 5 1 1167 233
95 CollabNet: Scrum and Agile Blog CollabNet 39405 254877 0 416 214 918
96 Voximate Blog voximate 2991500 2495130 0 90 627 2048
97 Agile For All AgileForAll 3303083 0 3 167 587 1729
98 Agilitix MichaelSahota 2440996 2517819 3 58 868 401
99 Software Development Today duarte_vasco 2790165 0 4 40 538 815
100 enthiosys Enthiosys 1288825 797434 5 5 1282 87
101 Agile 42 agile42 356955 5088215 3 2 506 306
102 Yves Hanoulle Blog yvesHanoulle 4061060 0 3 38 1186 1595
103 Cory Foy: It’s all about agility cory_foy 1789751 3899903 4 18 576 92
104 Scrum Breakfast  

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3136238 0 4 392 4204 0
105 The Agilista PM AgilistaPM 2380170 2912522 2 0 468 5306
106 Catenary yorchopolis 2830568 3981614 4 0 2456 190
107 Agile UX jcQualitystreet 2051564 0 3 72 924 655
108 Wide Teams wideteams 3884823 5077749 3 59 899 331
109 Situated Geekery: Towards a Way of Excellence GeePawHill 11018688 0 3 99 1627 1355
110 Personal Kanban | visualize. learn. improve. personalkanban 1321895 4220890 4 0 522 268
111 Agile Game Development ClintonKeith 2187037 2002465 2 181 394 569
112 Abakas Make a Twitter 3006416 0 4 248 2466 0
113 Pichler Consulting romanpichler 979708 0 4 1 413 589
114 Practical Agility: Agile Software Development daverooneyca 11526938 0 3 173 1172 1083
115 Artima Weblogs: A Weblog by Sean Landis Make a Twitter 43708 119054 5 7 177 0
116 David Alfaro: Scrum Costa Rica agilenature 5155559 0 3 40 105 3943
117 Agile CMMI hi11e1 4999220 0 4 0 3774 476
118 TinyPM Blog tinypm 723429 1379659 3 19 167 298
119 Agile & Business jhlittle 2822652 0 2 384 2926 185
120 Systems Thinking, Lean and Kanban dpjoyce 2639359 0 3 1 1337 711
121 Analytical-Mind martin_proulx 4139256 3696850 3 0 1657 367
122 The Jelecos Blog Jelecos 905891 942125 5 4 42 155
123 VersionOne versionone 163666 315430 0 7 1 1548
124 Andy’s Mind andybrandt 10405947 0 4 25 1044 331
125 Sterling Barton:Enabling Value-Driven Companies csterwa 2751564 0 3 0 1270 784
126 Agile 101 TaraLeeWhitaker 1092077 1536418 3 1 703 162
127 Technical Debt: Jon Kern JonKernPA 6599160 0 3 52 851 659
128 Scaling Software Agility Make a Twitter 3326177 0 4 15 2417 0
129 Ken Schwaber’s Blog: Telling It Like It Is kschwaber 2434793 0 0 1 419 3054
130 BradEgeland.com begeland 5653923 0 4 30 90 541
131 Winging It timwingfield 8529012 0 3 10 794 752
132 Accidental Simplicity sberczuk 8087016 0 4 31 982 122
133 VisibleThread VisibleThread 3815437 4486313 4 1 284 13
134 Planbox Blog PlanboxInc 578957 5071941 0 4 20 349
135 Schauderhaft jensschauder 2215147 0 3 1 1383 214
136 Morton Consulting MortonNews 3441358 0 3 1 268 990
137 The Agile Warrior: A blog about creating valuable software jrasmusson 1329917 0 3 1 575 302
138 Moving Beyond Management jessefewell 4464133 0 3 8 764 397
139 Richard Lawrence rslawrence 5961877 0 3 143 336 344
140 Si Alhir (Sinan Si Alhir) Salhir 10502521 0 3 0 852 1151
141 Kelly’s Contemplation rkelly976 3929855 0 1 0 2433 912
142 Software Engineering Blog Make a Twitter 1953843 0 2 50 1711 0
143 Marcus Hammarberg inside marcusoftnet 4039761 0 3 72 289 273
144 patrickwilsonwelsh.com patrickwelsh 10694188 0 0 56 932 816
145 Markus Gärtner mgaertne 3192911 0 1 0 1336 861
146 Softheme Blog softheme 1365937 2389929 1 2 963 59
147 Mendelt’s blog ArtemMarchenko 220003 504074 3 3 102 12
148 Mary Poppendieck Blog mpoppendieck 6177673 0 0 11 90 1951
149 Big Visible: Inspiring Agility bigvisible 3265979 5090105 0 0 1035 110
150 Less code, more software JonJagger 18689507 0 3 12 588 371
151 Musings About Software Development caroldekkers 11789200 0 3 1 629 526
152 Fragile Blog neilisfragile 892135 0 2 46 108 55
153 Jason Little: Helping Organizations Get Better jasonlittle 0 0 3 0 1315 526
154 Donald E. Gray: Integrating People, Projects, Processes donaldegray 0 0 4 0 472 393
155 Agile Blog Make a Twitter 5020239 0 3 6 1435 0
156 Project Steps sfseay 2139640 0 3 1 486 31
157 Software Results dmoran1 589406 0 2 3 174 84
158 UX Success: Julie Booth’s Blog on User Experience and Business Success uxsuccess 14437106 0 2 17 128 770
159 Propero Solutions bradswanson 19746060 0 4 0 212 351
160 The Agile CEO SolutionsIQ 18892023 0 0 14 69 1990
161 Conscires consciresagile 3845607 3421893 2 0 468 107
162 One More Agile Blog: Richard K Cheng’s blog RichardKCheng 27916010 0 3 25 884 157
163 Brains Link brainslink 5494867 0 0 7 217 680
164 Scrum Software Tool | ScrumEdge Online ScrumEdge 3226130 0 2 22 228 142
165 Scrum Agile Project Management Expert scrumexpert 10863402 0 0 5 8022 25
166 Agile Matters and Agile CIO Make a Twitter 2678532 0 3 9 161 0
167 quasutra blog: For Quality And Management People quasutra 4686332 0 0 17 87 592
168 Sean McHugh – SCRUM Blog Sean_McQ 3783717 0 2 25 624 13
169 dcpatton: How can I help you? dcpatton 0 0 2 5 541 608
170 My Agile Education angelaharms 11452573 0 0 0 460 1011
171 PM Technix: Project Management Tips and Technique pmtechnix 1945256 0 0 10 377 10
172 Shojiki Solutions Blog masaKmaeda 28010767 0 3 9 170 241
173 Benjamin Mitchell’s Blog benjaminm 14060461 0 0 1 71 1171
174 Thinking Business JosephHurtado 22545831 0 0 1 25 1937
175 Agile Observations from the Trenches AgileAdvisor 8939476 0 2 0 279 429
176 Bart’s Blog cbartling 4008053 0 2 3 250 105
177 not out of reach topsurf 24319489 0 0 0 38 1676
178 Plamen’s Blog plamenb 0 0 2 6 682 161
179 Ainstainer Group Blog Ainstainer 6162899 0 2 4 169 174
180 Lasse Koskela lassekoskela 20317690 0 0 0 112 925
181 Michael Bosch: Integrating web, mobile and enterprise software development with a pragmatic approach MichaelBosch 6036037 0 0 0 37 768
182 Agile Tribe theagiletribe 19354110 0 3 0 158 192
183 Agile Business:Steve Garnett Make a Twitter 0 0 2 50 505 0
184 Scrum FTW Make a Twitter 9686224 0 2 6 479 0
185 Becoming An Agile Family maritzavdh 23276414 0 0 0 133 763
186 Lean Agile Machine JR0cket 15011399 0 0 3 44 588
187 Life & Product Mgmt. Agile Style. Scrum and Parenthood – the only places I know where Sticky is good. NicoleReineke 17767310 0 0 1 86 554
188 Cuan Mulligan: Enterprise and Personal Coaching Cuan 6584067 0 0 0 53 564
189 Nick Oostvogels’s Weblog: Sharing Agile Software Development Experiences NickOostvogels 14795774 0 2 0 135 315
190 c2refleXions – Chris Chan’s Blog c2reflexions 14022174 0 0 0 74 580
191 Agile Dimensions AgileBill4d 28922502 0 2 0 123 404
192 TastyCupcakes.org tastycupcakes 6722963 0 0 0 348 191
193 Agile Helpline agilehelpline 4940277 0 2 0 7 253
194 Coaching teams to do better scrum karen_greaves 14365563 0 2 1 100 182
195 Scott Dunn: Software Development and Human Capital sdunnrocket9 26937567 0 2 0 219 257
196 John Haro’s Blog johnharo 15227082 0 1 3 109 216
197 Andrewfuqua.com: Lean and agile training and coaching. andrewmfuqua 0 0 1 16 172 104
198 Capability Development Make a Twitter 10962343 0 2 8 81 0
199 Learning Practice: Transcripts on Agile, SCRUM, Self Learnings, e-Learning and Management Practices followVasan 14989834 0 2 2 24 175
200 Agile Mindstorm ruckiand 24571465 0 0 3 60 281

HONORABLE MENTIONS:


Yusuf Arslan – Web Development Blog yusufarslan
Sami Honkonen shonkone
The Daily Standup ekraay
Early and Often jmichaelmcgarr
The Performance Testing Zone dishitd
Robert Maksimchuk’s Blog BobMaksimchuk
Explorations: into .NET, Sitecore, XML, and all things webby. DanSolovay
Tony Askew’s blog TonyAskew
Action & Influence actioninfluence

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TOP AGILE BLOGS LEGEND

  • Total Composite Rank 
    The calculated rank of the Agile blog sorted in ascending order.
  • Blog Name and URL 
    The <Title> name and URL.
  • Twitter Handle and URL 
    The Twitter.com name and corresponding URL. Often the Twitter name is often the same as the Author’s name (*Author’s Name not shown in interest of space). If I could not find a Twitter Name for the corresponding blog, then you’ll find “MakeATwitter” as a placeholder.
  • Alexa Rank
    Alexa’s traffic rankings are based on the usage patterns of Alexa Toolbar users and data collected from other, diverse sources over a rolling 3 month period. A site’s ranking is based on a combined measure of reach and pageviews. Reach is determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day.
  • Compete Visitors
    The number of unique visitors that visited the website in June 2011 according to Compete.
  • Google PageRank
    PageRank reflects Google’s view of the importance of web pages by considering more than 500 million variables and 2 billion terms. Pages that Google believes are important pages receive a higher PageRank and are more likely to appear at the top of the search results.
  • Google Reader Subscribers
    The number of Google Reader users that subscribe to each blog. Note: this is not total RSS subscribers but rather how many Google Reader users subscribe to each blog.
  • Yahoo Inlinks
    The number of links going to a blog’s entire site but excluding all self-linking links.
  • Twitter Follower Count
    The number followers on Twitter.com
  • Klout Score
    The Klout score is the measurement of ones overall online influence. Klout uses over 35 variables on Facebook and Twitter to measure True Reach, Amplification Probability, and Network Score (*Klout Score not shown in interest of space).
  • Power 150
    The Power 150 was developed by marketing executive and blogger, Todd Andrlik for the top marketing blogs in the world. It uses a basic multimetric algorithm to obtain a final ranking based on the sum of eight sources, seven of which come from Alexa, Yahoo, PostRank and Collective Intellect. The last is Todd’s own personal subjective measure. For the purposes of this list I utilized some of the partial concepts of Todd’s Power 150 (*Power 150 algorithm not shown).

HOW THE LIST IS COMPUTED

  1. 864 blogs were reviewed in a preliminary screening to determine if their statistics are competitive enough to be ranked.
  2. 383 blogs were selected to be ranked.
  3. Data was collected for each blog from all 7 measured criteria (Alexa Rank, Compete Visitors, Google PageRank, Google Reader Subscribers, Yahoo Inlinks, Twitter Follower Count, Klout Score).
  4. For each of the 7 measured criteria, each blog is ranked in comparison to all other blogs being evaluated.
  5. A composite rank for each blog is determined by averaging each blogs ranking from the 7 measured criteria + partial Power 150 Weighting + social media influence mapping.
  6. The top 200 blogs are published.

ON ALEXA AND COMPETE

Do a quick Google search for “Alexa is wrong” or “Compete score unreliable” or any similar string. Yes, I am very aware of the inaccuracies of these two sites and have personally researched them. Some would say that the statistics from these sites are worthless, and I anticipate many emails about these two scores. My take on utilizing these scores are as follows:

  1. If the scores are consistently inaccurate, then the hope is that they are inaccurate across the board for all sites.
  2. Regardless of whether the scores are unreliable or not, individual users cannot “game” the system.
  3. To create an objective weighting of scores for this list, commonly understood “standards” needed to be used (though these scores are weighted less than the Google PR rank, for example).
  4. I personally do not give any credence to Alexa and Compete scores as definitive for business decisions. My suggestion to all would be to use Alexa and Compete in tandem with other systems to balance out any statistics for measuring interweb value.
  5. **READ THIS FUN ARTICLE ON ALEXA AND COMPETE**
  6. **READ THIS ARTICLE on “Testing the Accuracy of Visitory Data from Alexa, Compete, Google Trends, Doubleclick and Quantcast.”**

ON KLOUT AND SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE

The rise of social media can easily be seen as the current or next advertising and marketing medium to reach the masses. I am a firm believer that as social media influence tools are built out, it will be easier to see how to utilize social media as a “selling tool.” The following are the reasons why I added social media weights:

  1. Social media is growing. It’s foolish for any business or personal brand not to be engaged in it.
  2. Reach” is a term that indicates true influence or position. Email campaigns and RSS (as some consider RSS a dying medium), is not enough. To expose your message to the world, your reach has to be as long as it can.
  3. Social media tools are helping us understand the importance of crowd sourcing, user generated content, search engine optimization (SEO), and search engine marketing (SEM). If tooling is any indication of technology trends, then you absolutely have to keep your eye on their value.
  4. I personally believe in the power of social media. I consult with many companies on how to further their engagement and have seen the pragmatic value and power of it. Many people often ask me what my favorite tools are, see below:

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

  1. Twitter Counter – Updates are slow, but still useful
  2. TweetStats – Realtime feedback
  3. PostRank – King. Period.
  4. Topsy – Realtime Twitter search
  5. TwitterGrader – Up and coming analytics, similar to Klout
  6. Advanced Twitter search – Probably the most underused system out there, but could bring the most value in due time
  7. Klout – First to market and growing
  8. Hashtracking – Track trending topics
  9. SocialToo – Track your social media presence
  10. Hootsuite – My personal favorite – Tweet management and more.
  11. ViralHeat – Paid – but very solid
  12. Sysomos – Paid – Business intelligence for your online engagement
  13. TwentyFeet – Freemium – Tried it out. Not too shabby
  14. Argyle – Paid – Another social media management tool.
  15. SEOMoz – Paid, but probably the best out there for SEO/SEM

Author: peter

Peter Saddington is an Organizational Scientist and Certified Scrum Trainer. You can find him at AgileforAll.com

158 thoughts on “Top 200 Agile Blogs”

  1. Peter, thank you for doing this! I’m sure it was a lot of work. It will likely be criticized by many for one reason or another but it’s a fantastic list by any measure!

  2. I have to say, I liked this list for so many reasons. One, you used an algorithm. You didn’t just say “Hey, I like this person so I’ll put them on the list.” Second, you used multiple grading criteria. Third, I can link directly to Twitter accounts or Blogs.

    Awesome job!

  3. As you requested, Peter, here I am commenting. I maintain two agile-related blogs: jbrains.ca and blog.thecodewhisperer.com. Thanks for responding to my tweet, and thank you for promoting the agile community.

  4. ***DUE TO THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF EMAILS I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING ABOUT THIS POST:

    1. I believe I may have the most comprehensive (total) list of blogs on Agile… BUT
    2. That doesn’t mean I have YOURS (I’m only one man after all).
    3. If I missed yours and you believe you made the cut, please post a comment on this blog about your blog and any other info if possible.
    4. I’ll re-run the algorithm in due time. This list is a comprehensive list but fair. I’ll keep it updated and run the list as much as I can (It’s a lot of work btw).
    5. Please follow me @agilescout to stay up-to-date on updates on the list

    Lastly, if you DM me or email me with things like: “Your list is stupid,” or “Your algorithm sucks.”
    1. Thank you for reading my blog.
    2. Please blog more to help the Agile community
    3. Thank you for reading my blog.

    1. Thanks for being so open about updating this list. I know how hard it is to judge people as “in” or “out”, no matter how objective or subjective the criteria. I helped choose the Gordon Pask Award winners for a few years, and while I enjoyed it, the community beat me up quite a lot for it.

      I really wanted to know how to submit myself for consideration without coming off as a whiner. Thanks for not seeing it that way. :)

      1. No problem. I love helping out the Agile community. Your support and professionalism is an indication of your character. +1 back at you.

    2. Great list! I blog at http://pagilista.blogspot.com (“Pragmatic Agilist: Non-zealot reflections on real life agile leadership, management and analysis practices.” Thanks for doing this compilation, and especially for the one on top women bloggers.

  5. having a rubric/formula … +1.
    doing the research for 200 blogs… +1.
    having the guts to do it… +1.
    publishing the list publicly… +1.
    being prepared for criticism… +1.

  6. Hi, great list, seems I got some reading to catch up on

    Noticed that #14 & #20 are the same blog. Only diff displayed is the rank-rss value

    cheers

  7. Although I hardly use the word agile in my postings I do write a lot about the subject disguised as general software development and – lately – software design. I guess that’s mainly because agile should be more common sense and is a means to an end to produce working software 😉

  8. Hi Pete. Congratulations on producing this list, it really is an outstanding piece of work and you can’t possibly be expected to cover everyone.

    Regarding my own blog, I know when I moved it to WordPress I sent you duplicate emails for a week or so while I was sorting it out, and hence I was accidentally dropped from your list.

    That’s a shame, I think I might have sneaked in there somewhere and would have been curious to know where.

    Anyway, well done, it’s great and I think it will bring you lots of well deserved traffic and links!

    Kelly.

  9. Great list, lots of work. And lots of great new blogs to check out. Thanks for all the work and sharing (and sharing how you came up with it).

    Cheers,
    Scott

  10. Quick thing I noticed, Entry # 104 “Scrum Breakfast” by Peter DOES have a twitter account “@peterstev”. You can update your DB. Will check through if there are any misses. Then again – S.O.L.I.D post!

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  15. Hey, great list – we’d love to be considered in the future as well. We’ve got a pretty good backlog of all sorts of Scrum information on our blog at http://boost.co.nz/blog

    We’ve also got a reasonable Twitter following (@boostnewmedia), and a good pagerank and RSS following too. Fingers crossed we can make the cut next time.

    Keep up the good work!

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    Do You Need Project Manager in Agile?
    Published 28th of September 2011

    Waterfall is in the Requirements
    Published 26th of September 2011

    Four Steps to Lean Transformation
    Published 25th of September 2011

    Applying Value-Thinking to Product Backlog
    Published 24th of September 2011

  18. Hi Peter,

    Simply “A M A Z I N G” work.

    While i can completely understand what you might have gone through not just preparing the list but with all the lovely emails that you would have/are receiving ;), can i request you to please add our agile blog to your database. I ll assume we ll be on top spot for next revision ;).

    http://www.toolsjournal.com/agile

    Will be pleased if you could send us any stats and how we did to our email.

    Simply great to see all the comments and getting to know them more.

    -Sudheer

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  22. Hi Peter – as discussed, http://www.scrumshortcuts.com/blog is my blog that has now been picked up by Mike Cohn and is being converted into a book forthe Addison-Wesley, Cohn Signature Series! The blog is barely a year old but has been getting really good traction. I hope it will be considered for the 2012 list and keep up the great work!

  23. My “agile” blog is not in the top list. It’s obious for some reasons:
    1) It’s is in italian and not in english.
    2) It’s more philosophical than technical. I talk about the “agility” of some people (or literary characters) that are not related to software developement. But
    1) I read the english translation of google and I change my post until the google english translation is good enough.
    2) I think that it could be interesting, expecially in a country like Italy that had a long history of “agility” in every day culture, but when the upper class and ruling class seems to need to forget its culture and likes heavy bureaucracy, correct the effects without considering the causes, discouraging people …

  24. Wow, this list is pretty great! I’ve recently been looking into Agile development but it’s a whole new world for me.

    Having a list like this with the top Agile blogs will give me a LOT of sources for ideas and inspiration. I’ve already looked at about 20 of them and some contain some really amazing work.

    Thanks for taking the time to put this list together.

  25. Wow…very good job, I know it has more of 2 years old, but it is a fantastic job. I only thing that you scanned/analyzed +200 blogs, and I can imagine the hard work there.

    I also have a blog, but it is new and I share my agile journey. I am not expecting a very popular blog, I only use it to share my experience with other, for those one like to check it, it is:

    http://www.agilecafe.org/agile-cafe-blog/

    I also just started with one friend this site for open agenda events organization, nothing new, but it is our experiences, it could be useful for others:

    http://www.agileopenspace.org/events-news/

    Take care,
    Omar
    http://www.agilecafe.org
    http://www.agileopenspace.org

  26. And our knowledge base please to add.

    In this section https://silenceonthewire.com/articles/category/management-in-software-development we will write about Agile.

    The ideal method of team building
    I have written a lot about building flexible Agile teams and their usual shortcomings. However, there is a river of information behind it and improving our knowledge of building patch-functional teams is worthwhile. This type of team has all the skills that are needed, so that we can provide the customer with potentially ready to deliver functionality every time. A team like this usually does not need any outside help. But for us, as software developers, what does a patch-functional team really mean? What exact skills do we need?

    https://silenceonthewire.com/articles/the-ideal-method-of-team-building

    And

    Agile Methodology – How Does it Bite?

    This article will provide readers with an introduction to the statistical and dynamic analysis of code. However, before proceeding to analysis, we must first understand the concept of agile methodologies for code development. To begin, we’ll start with an exploration of agile/scrum methodology and how it plays into the paradigm of extreme programming.

    https://silenceonthewire.com/articles/agile-methodology-how-does-it-bite

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