The agile community needs to change how it measures success. The ways that we gather metrics and the information we seek out of those metrics is actually getting in the way of what’s most important, making working software. Forcing individual metrics sometimes discourages team collaboration by focusing too intently on others. This can skew the thing we’re measuring, thus defeating the purpose.
Are you finding joy in work and delighting your customers? STEP is simple map for an Agile-inspired journey of continuous improvement. Start by Stopping to visualize your work-flow. Transform your way of work, limiting the amount of work-in-process. Then Expand your improvements, inspire more people to develop the habit of team learning. Finally, keep walking, keep Perfecting your way of work.
The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team. She explains how QAs not only perform agile tests but also fill many other roles and responsibilities, earning them a place of importance on the team.
Matt Callanan has been pushing the boundaries of Agile software development and most recently he extended that journey to DevOps. InfoQ caught up with Matt to find out more about his experiences. 1
InfoQ has interviewed Simon Baker, cofounder of Energized Work and the 2009 recipient of the Agile Alliance Gordon Pask Award, author of the "No bull" publication on the past 12 years of Agile. 2
Interested in adopting agile? This article outlines the 3 vital behaviours for successful software projects and outlines 6 influence strategies for helping your team adopt them. 1
Agile and offshore development are critical success factors for many organizations, but have never worked well together. The “Design for Hybrid Agile Adoption (DH2A)” methodology offers a solution. 3
Laurent Bossavit discusses the importance of learning from history and reflects on the historical influences that have contributed to emergence of agile practices and techniques, and their impact. 6
This article shows how to set up Gerrit with Jenkins/Hudson, allowing you to propose changes and have those proposals automatically compiled/tested/verified before a human review even starts. 10
In this interview, Ben Linders explores with author William E. Perry his motivation for writing the book iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team and the challenges teams face and learn to deal with.
Key to the success of Agile is a "Whole Team", a cross functional team of generalizing specialists. A group that works across boundaries. Matthew Philip diagnoses some of their common problems. 2
Angela Martin provides advice on practices which encourage team collaboration and cohesion, with some ideas on how to create truly cross functional collaborative teams. 2