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Laurie Williams: Getting to Comparative Agility

Posted by Laurie Williams on  Dec 22, 2010

Laurie Williams, who heads the Software Engineering Research group at North Carolina State University, discusses her research into Agile principles and practices. Williams also talks about Comparative Agility, which is a tool to show teams where they stand in terms of the adoption of Agile practices. Comparative Agility was launched in 2007 and since that time over 400 people have used it.

ThoughtWorks’ Jez Humble Delivers on Continuous Delivery

Posted by Jez Humble on  Dec 11, 2010

In this interview Jez Humble discusses the concept of continuous delivery, which implies that software should always be production ready throughout its lifecycle. That means that every build could be released into production and run effectively. Continuous delivery involves build and deployment automation, continuous integration, test automation, managing infrastructure and environments and more.

Gottesdiener and Gorman on Agile Analysis

Posted by Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman on  Dec 01, 2010

In this interview Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman of EBG Consulting discus the process of getting teams to collaborate and to think and work in an Agile manner. They also talk about their involvement with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and their efforts to extend business analysis with Agile methods. They also are working on a new book on the subject.

Gil Broza On Agile Coaching

Posted by Gil Broza on  Nov 24, 2010 1

In this interview, Gil Broza, an Agile coach and founder of 3P Vantage, talks about what it takes to coach development teams to adopt Agile practices. Broza also discusses the role of the Agile coach. Broza said, “How do you prepare yourself to be a coach? - You have to have been a player. In my case I was a developer for many years, I was a manager as well and I worked closely with the business…”

Esther Derby Discusses 13 Questions for Team Managers

Posted by Esther Derby on  Nov 19, 2010 3

In this interview, team development expert Esther Derby talk about her 13 questions for team managers – a set of questions aimed at helping managers make their development teams more effective. Derby said her goal is to help managers to look at their organization in terms of its capacity, in terms of what its customers desire and in terms of creating more effective work systems.

Elisabeth Hendrickson on the State of Functional Testing Tools

Posted by Elisabeth Hendrickson on  Oct 28, 2010

In this interview Elisabeth Hendrickson talks about the Agile Alliance Functional Testing Tools (AA-FTT) group, a discussion group related to advances in functional testing tools for Agile projects. She says this Yahoo group focuses on automated functional testing as an integral and essential part of Agile development. She also discusses the maturity of the state of functional testing tools.

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