Recent Updates to the Agile Alliance Site

Added to Community

Joe Foley and I recently finished up some work on the Agile Alliance website with 352, our web development partner and we wanted to share some of the highlights.

These changes are centered around bringing value to you, our subscribers and members, and building an inclusive global community.  To do that we updated the user profiles, improved search, and added commenting to all the resources.

User Profiles

One of the main purposes of the Agile Alliance site is to help members of the Agile community share information about Agile with each other. As part of that sharing, we think it’s important that you can find out a little bit about who shared that information and what other resources they provided to the community.

We link the resources on the site to the Profiles of the people who created them. To make those profiles as useful as possible, we encourage you to make sure you are signed in to the website and then update your User Profile today with your Social Media Links, your Full Bio, and a picture. To Edit your Profile, log in to the Agile Alliance site and then click on the person icon in the upper right hand corner of any page and click on Edit Profile.

We’ve updated the User Profiles to show what resources you’ve shared with the community through publishing a post on our blog, presenting at one of our events, writing an experience report or research paper, or posting your book on the site. That way if you like an event session from a speaker, you can find out what else they have shared with the Agile Community from their profile.

 

We’ve also added the ability for you Agile Alliance subscribers and members to contact each other to find out more about their experiences or the lessons they’ve learned. You can contact another subscriber and members via a contact form you can get to via the Contact Me button on the User Profile.

 

We’ll send the message so the sender doesn’t see the recipient’s email address.

Search

With all of the resources we have on the site, it can sometimes be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. To help you out, we’ve beefed up the search functionality on the site to provide more relevant results and to give you options for filtering down to the results you are really looking for. Use the Magnifying Glass icon in the upper right hand corner of any page to start your search.

You can page through the results using the controls under the resource cards, and you can filter the results with the filters on the left hand side of the page.

We use the same display for our resource directories so that you can narrow the listing of specific resources down to the specific items you are looking for.

If you have any questions or comments about the new search or need help finding a resource, please let us know.

Comments on Resources

There is definitely value in sharing resources from members of the community. There’s even more value when we can have ongoing discussions about those resources, which is why we’ve added commenting to all of the resources.

I’d especially encourage you to chime in with your thoughts on the Glossary Items. I’m continuously working to update and supplement the Agile Glossary and would love to hear your thoughts. If you have questions about a specific Glossary Term, leave a comment on that term, or send us some feedback.

What Do You Think?

In the spirit of continuous improvement, we’re always looking for ways that the Agile Alliance site can help you make building software solutions more effective, humane, and sustainable. Leave a comment below, send us feedback, or look for me at the Agile Alliance Lounge at Agile2017.

About the Author

Kent is a writer and product manager who helps product people deliver powerful internal products. He has IT and product development experience in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, nonprofit, and automotive. Kent practices his craft as Content Curator at Agile Alliance and shares his ideas and experiences at KBP.media. When not writing or product managing, Kent is his family’s #ubersherpa, listens to jazz and podcasts (but not necessarily podcasts about jazz), and collects national parks.


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