Wed Apr 17, 1996 3:54 am EDT

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 27 Jan 2012 at 07:53

I was surpised to read in an old mail (below) how little this vision has changed since 1996. The company name has changed. We've found Vietnam works far better than India today. But we still have the vision of bringing specialists together to work collaboratively on projects, and our focus on small companies and individuals.

What has changed is that we now radically tranform the effectiveness of outsourcing and offshore development by exceptional adherence to Agile Development Methods, includingeXtreme Programming and elements of Scrum. After a long search, these methods are the magic ingredient that makes offshore work when, where in the past it has failed, especially for small entrepreneurial ventures. All of this is new stuff. But it comes as part of a long and relentless effort...

East Agile Holidays Vietnam 2012

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Posted by Anonymous on 16 Nov 2011 at 22:41

Hours of Operations

With the exception of these holidays, East Agile’scoreoperatinghoursare 9am to 6pm, Monday through Friday (IST, Indochina Standard Time, UTC +7). See http://bit.ly/tq3Ijs to translate to your time zone.

Holidays

Our office in Vietnam has limited staff during the following holidays in 2012(9 days).

1. New Year’s Day (Tết Dương Lịch) [Sunday January 1st]
Monday January 2nd.

2. Tet (Tết Nguyên Đán) [Monday January 23rd]
MondayJanuary23rd,
TuesdayJanuary 24th,
Wednesday January 25th,
Thursday January 26th

3. Hung Kings’ Commemoration (Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương) [Saturday March 31st]
Monday April 2nd.

4. Reunification Day (Ngày Thống nhất)
Monday April 30th.

5. May Day (Ngày Quốc tế Lao động)
Tuesday May 1st.

6. Vietnam National Day (Quốc khánh) [SundaySeptember2nd]
Monday September 3rd.
...

Ping Pong vs. Foosball

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 28 Jun 2011 at 11:06

In the Agile Software development world, Ping Pong is somewhat of a meme. There is even an paired programming Test Driven Develeopment (TDD) practice called "Ping Pong". In this practice, two programmers work together on the same software feature; one writes automated tests that pass when the feature has been implemented properly, the other writes the actual code that implements the feature.
The two compete to some degree to outwit each other, turning a complicated problem into an engaging intellectual game. Whether the game or the development practice came first, one often sees paired programming teams near Ping Pong tables. Pivotal Labs, a Ruby on Rails practice in San Francisco, was one of the first development firms that I noticed doing this, although it was fairly common practice...

EAST AGILE VN HOLIDAYS 2011

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Posted by Lawrence Sinclair on 06 Apr 2011 at 09:45

Hours of Operation
With the exception of these holidays, East Agile Vietnam (EAVN) is opened from 9am until 6pm, Monday through Friday (IST, Indochina Standard Time, UTC +7).

Holidays
Our office in Vietnam has limited staff during the following holidays in 2011.

1. New Year’s Day (Tết dương lịch) [Saturday, 1st January]
Monday 3rd January

2. Tet (Tết Nguyên Đán) ( Thursday, 3rd February)
Wednesday, 2nd February
Thursday, 3rd February
Friday, 4th February
Monday, 7th February (replaced for Saturday, 5th February)

3. Hung King’s Commemoration (Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương)
Tuesday, 12th April

4. Reunification Day (Ngày Thống nhất) [Saturday, 30th April]
Monday, 2nd May

5. May Day (Ngày Quốc tế Lao động) [Sunday, 1st May]
Tuesday, 3rd May

6. Vietnam National Day (Quốc khánh)
Friday, 2nd September



Working days...

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

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Posted by Anonymous on 26 Jan 2011 at 15:38

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

This TechCrunch coverage attests to sensr's recent success:

http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/26/sensr-net-raises-1-5-million-cloud-based-video-monitoring-platform/

Buzz: East Agile and Cabulous

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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."

http://www.intelliot.com/2010/01/iphone-in-vietnam/

Buzz: Fred Wilson on East Agile

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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.

www.avc.com/a_vc/2010/09/outsourcing-vs-offshoring.html

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

Buzz: East Agile in Vietnam

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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 twitter.com ...and jibe.com."

http://alkimie.com/?p=184

Buzz: Twitter, Pivotal Labs, East Agile

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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. "

http://mashable.com/2010/10/26/twitter-300-employees/

Agile Estimation - The East Agile Way

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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...