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Lessons for the Agile Community from 8aweek

by Kurt Christensen on  Apr 22, 2008 3

InfoQ recently had the opportunity to ask 8aweek co-founders Dave Fowler and Zachary Garbow some questions about how they connect with users, prioritize work, and get things done.

MomentumSI Releases new SOA Framework

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 04, 2008

MomentumSI released yesterday its SOA Framework -Harmony. It contains 5 perspectives which include Lifecycle, Governance, Technology, Maturity Model and Information Model. A SOA Framework is typically used to structure the organization, processes, activities, metadata... deployed for service construction.

Pragmatic is the new black - Reality Driven Development

by Gavin Terrill on  Feb 28, 2008 1

Taking an empirical approach, Reality Driven Development promotes the idea of rigorous experimentation as a way to improve the user experience and technical qualities of software development.

Are You An Agile Architect?

by Ben Hughes and Mark Levison on  Jan 31, 2008

Vikas Hazrati recently posted an article on Agile Journal, defining his ideal characteristics of an Architect working in an Agile team, reflecting how the role of Architect has changed in light of Agile practices.

Interview: Per Kroll on Agility and Discipline, RUP, Distributed Development

by Floyd Marinescu on  May 04, 2007

Per Kroll is a director at Rational Software Corporation, where he's responsible for the development and management of the Rational Unified Process. In this interview, Per shares insights from his book 'Agility and Discipline', Agile practices for distributed development, how RUP is changing to support teams that want to customize it, and RUP vs. Agile.

Jeff De Luca, on FDD: Modeling, Code Ownership, Choosing an Agile Method

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  May 02, 2007 2

In an interview with Stefan Roock, Jeff De Luca, who created and documented Feature Driven Development, discussed developing an overall model, code ownership, choosing an agile method, and more.

Reading List: Agility and Discipline Made Easy

by Alexandru Popescu on  Dec 07, 2006

It's always interesting to check out what's at the top of your colleagues' reading pile... This week, it's a selection from the reading list of InfoQ's architect and co-founder, Alexander Popescu. Alex thought so much of this book, he recommends it to all team participants.

Opinion: Time for an Agile Certification Program

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Sep 15, 2006 3

Pete Behrens, trainer and organizational Agility consultant, recently blogged about the contentious topic of certification. He noted that both Scrum and FDD have 2-day basic certification programs, while "XP has remained silent on the topic," and called on the Agile community to begin looking at a true Agile Certification Process.

Agile, Orthodoxy and a Message From God

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Aug 06, 2006 1

A long and complex thread on the ScrumDevelopment list, set off by the phrase "Agile 2.0," has been exploring the past and future of Agile methodologies (for good or ill) including so-called "next generations" approaches like AUP, MSF Agile, and AMDD. Ron Jeffries, Ken Schwaber and Scott Ambler are just a few of the serious agilists who participated in this lively conversation.

SOA Integration and Methodologies

by Miko Matsumura on  Jul 24, 2006 11

Miko Matsumura interviews John Harby, an independent consultant, OASIS Techican Committee member and SOA practitioner on popular SOA implementation methodologies.

Should We Manage Both Features and Tasks?

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jun 07, 2006 1

Although it keeps people busy, managing tasks is neither interesting nor useful. Managing value created provides greater leverage and greater risk management. Jon Kern blogged last week on creating good features (rather than tasks) by focusing on value and testability. But do we sometimes need to manage tasks, too? David Anderson used the Theory of Constraints to back an unexpected answer.

IBM Updates Rational Toolset

by Miko Matsumura on  Jun 06, 2006

IBM announced today a host of new SOA tools which were launched at the Rational Software Development Conference 2006. These tools increasingly support governance through the lifecycle stages of design, development, deployment, testing and maintenance.

Converting a project from a waterfall to an iterative approach

by Scott Ambler on  May 25, 2006

Software developers who firmly believe in an iterative approach must work for clients who, for various reasons, are rooted in a traditional methodology. This article discusses ways to help such organizations make a transition.

Anderson's "Agile Management" Reviewed

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  May 23, 2006 1

Stick Minds has posted two reviews of David Anderson's "Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results", in which Anderson combines TOC and Agile approaches. The book targets senior IT executives, project managers, development managers, and team leads. Do manufacturing metrics really enhance Agile software development? Apparently the jury is out.

Agile Unified Process v1.1 Released

by Scott Ambler on  May 14, 2006

The latest version of the Agile Unified Process (AUP) is available for download. This free, HTML-based product describes an agile instantiation of the Unified Process (UP).

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