Client Raises $1.5 Million Cloud-Based Video Monitoring Platform (TechCrunch)


Posted by Anonymous on 26 Jan 2011 at 15:38

Our friend and client Adam Beguelin founded; East Agile developed the original version.

This TechCrunch coverage attests to sensr's recent success:

Buzz: East Agile and Cabulous


Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 18 Dec 2010 at 15:43

"John Wolper, Cabulous: ...mentioned a team called East Agile, which developed some of the analytics tools that he uses."

Buzz: Fred Wilson on East Agile


Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 18 Dec 2010 at 15:23

A VC: Outsourcing vs Offshoring

Sep 20, 2010 "...AVC community member Ken Berger has been involved in building a strong team of ruby engineers in Vietnam. I have no doubt that team can do excellent work at a fraction of the cost of a team of ruby engineers in San Francisco or New York" --Fred Wilson, a VC and principal of Union Square Ventures.

(Ken Berger is the Manhattan-based VP of Sales and Marketing at East Agile)

Buzz: East Agile in Vietnam


Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 18 Dec 2010 at 14:34

"East Agile ...has retained its firm commitment to pair programming and a rigorous application of Agile process ...counting among its clients ...and"

Buzz: Twitter, Pivotal Labs, East Agile


Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 18 Dec 2010 at 14:25

Twitter Now Has 300 Employees

"Agreed. Pretty small team compared to their online footprint and buzz.

I assume that outsource some of their work to outside firms. Anyone know how much? I recall Pivotal Labs and East Agile did some dev work for them. "

Agile Estimation - The East Agile Way


Posted by Anonymous on 04 Nov 2010 at 06:19

Agile Estimation Of Iterations

If you haven’t done so already, take a moment to read the blog on Reliable Estimates Using Agile.

In this blog, I will talk about the actual process of estimating an iteration and specifically how we do it at East Agile. I had the chance to take a class with Mike Cohn (right) and he is really good at explaining the estimation process. His book on estimation can be found on Amazon.

Estimating against a project that hasn’t been accepted (bidding, ROI analysis, etc.) is left for another blog.

Agile Estimation

Before You Start

Once again, lets make sure that you have everything you need to start estimation. So:

  • You are a member of the team.

  • You know your availability and all your team members availability.

  • You’ve studied and understand the...

Reliable Estimates Using Agile


Posted by Anonymous on 30 Jul 2010 at 19:09

Reliable Estimates Using Agile

Estimation is actually quite easy as long as you keep your expectations under control and follow the rules.

Reliability and Accuracy

Reliable Estimates that are Useful and Believable

Everyone wants reliable estimates that are useful and believable. An estimate is reliable when the team can assure they can deliver the User Story on time (“Acts of god” don’t count). Always delivering on time builds trust and reduces risk for the customer.

A useful and believable estimate is an estimate that isn’t obviously overly cautious and allows the product owner to plan their releases.

Someone could ask the team “How long will it take you to write this blog on estimation” and the team could say “4 years”. Reliable? Yes. Believable. No. Useful? No. What is the product...

"Managing" a Project to Success Using Agile


Posted by Anonymous on 26 Jul 2010 at 19:51

Agile tools shine at managing projects and providing quality. But what is required to “manage” a project to success?

What is the purpose of a project?

The purpose of a project is to provide a deliverable: a product or service. A deliverable is defined using specified requirements. Quality is meeting the specified requirements using measurements based on quantitative objective evidence.

To provide a deliverable, the following are required:

  • Tools necessary to provide the deliverable such as buildings, wrenches, computers, specifications, education material, etc.
  • Instructions provided by operation procedures, manuals, safety standards, specifications, requirements, etc.
  • Qualifications of those who are providing the deliverable. Are the people qualified? Are they being trained so they...

Website History


Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 22 Jul 2010 at 15:37

Some things on the Internet can disappear in a flash, leaving no trace of their ever having existed. But a lot of the web remains permanently archived. For better or worse, this can remain a part of history.

In 1996, Brewster Kahle created an archive of the web with part of the fortune he made from Alexa. See He had retired into the modest life of a "librarian" as he described himself then. Today, because of his work, and that of others, and similar projects, we can see what the web was like in the past.

As an example, you can see what our website (under our original Stanyan Group brand) looked like back in time.




(N.B. The Stanyan Group was incorporated in California in July 1997).

East Agile and Agile Tools


Posted by Anonymous on 21 Jul 2010 at 13:01

One of the great aspects of Agile is that it can be continually reviewed and improved through retrospection. At East Agile, we apply Scrum, an Agile management process, but with a few changes. Agile itself is a collection of tools that are available to Agile users (Pair Programming, Standup meetings, Retrospective Meetings, Test Driven Development, etc.). XP (, Scrum ( ) and Crystal ( ) are examples of branded systems that draw from the set of Agile tools available. As such, there is nothing wrong, and it is quite Agile, to draw the best from these branded Agile systems (just as the founders of Agile did when they choose which tools were most Agile when engineering).

Scrum, as...