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  • What We Do and Don't Know about Software Development Effort Estimation

    by Magne Jorgensen on  Aug 29, 2014

    In this article, author talks about how to improve the accuracy of software development effort estimations. He suggests to use relevant historical data improve estimation accuracy and to avoid early estimates based on incomplete information. He also discusses how to measure and predict productivity in software projects.

  • What UX is and isn't?

    by Aaron Sanders on  Aug 24, 2014

    User Experience is part of a collaborative, self-contained and balanced team that has all the necessary roles to be wholly responsible for building the right thing, and building the thing right.User experience runs deep, is way more than the UI, and starts in the abstract with the strategy.

  • Q&A with Sander Hoogendoorn on This is Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 19, 2014

    The book This is Agile: Beyond the basics. Beyond the Hype. Beyond Scrum by Sander Hoogendoorn covers situations that enterprises can encounter when adopting agile, and provides solutions on how to deal with them. It is a translation of the Dutch book Dit is Agile. InfoQ interviewed Sander about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.

Project Inception - How to Use a Single Meeting to Achieve Alignment

Posted by James Bayer on  Aug 12, 2014

Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.

We don’t do that here

Posted by Joseph Flahiff on  Aug 01, 2014

Do you know why that bit about the TPS report in the movie Office Space is so funny? It is because we can all relate to it. We have all experienced it. 1

A JIRA List Is Not A Scrum Product Backlog

Posted by Craig Larman & Tim Born on  Jul 22, 2014

A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping this list useful takes skill. 5

Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.

Towards Agile CMMI Level 3: Requirement Development and Verification

Posted by Víctor Javier Jara López & Nicolás Afonso Alonso on  May 16, 2014

This article shows how to do requirement development in agile environments, covering concepts and offering examples of how an agile team could run CMMI for Development targeted at level 3.

Q&A with Robert Pankowecki on his book Developers Oriented Project Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2014

Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.

Author Q&A: Portia Tung on The Dream Team Nightmare

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 15, 2014

Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate.

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2

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