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  • Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

    by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

    "Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

  • Agile in the Defense Industry

    by Jeff Plummer on  Oct 29, 2012

    The Defense Industry is often viewed as a very “non-Agile” culture. Teams, organized along strict hierarchical boundaries, seldom collaborate freely and are forced to communicate through the handoff of contract-specified artifacts. In this article, Jeff Plummer shares his experience with successfully applying Agile principles and practices to his team working in the Defense Industry.

  • Automated Error Reporting: The Gateway to Better Quality

    by Laila Lotfi on  Aug 28, 2012 2

    Ignorance might be bliss, but it goes straight to the bottom line when it comes to software bugs. Those who can ferret out bugs and improve the quality of their software will be rewarded with greater customer trust, higher renewal rates, lower maintenance costs, and fewer opportunities for the competition. Laila Lotfi explains how automated error reporting aids in this endeavor.

An Interview with Rebecca Parsons - ThoughtWorks CTO

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jun 19, 2012

Dr Rebecca Parsons is the Chief Technology Officer for ThoughtWorks, and a Director of the Agile Alliance. She discusses the trends in database technology, continuous design & delivery and Agile.

The Agile Project Manager — Voilà: The Great Reveal

Posted by Robert Galen on  Jun 11, 2012

Certified Scrum Master training tells us we must conduct Reviews (aka Demo's) at the end of every Sprint. Rarely do we get guidance on how to have a great Sprint Review. 5

Agile Development Team Charter

Posted by Terry Bunio on  Feb 27, 2012

Project Charters have rightfully focused on scope & goals. The Agile Development Team Charter reviews the Agile Prime Directive, Incremental Innovation Statements, and Team Member User Stories. 2

Faster, Better, Higher – But How?

Posted by Michael Stal on  Feb 20, 2012

One of the main challenges when designing software architecture is considering quality attributes. Not only their design turns out to be difficult, but also the specification of these attributes. 2

Interview and Book Review: Specification by Example

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 24, 2011

Gojko Adzic has written Specification by Example in which he provides advice and guidelines on adopting this approach as a way to create living documentation on a software development project. 7

Active Architecture for Agile Projects

Posted by Terry Bunio on  Sep 19, 2011

Active Architecture is a type of documentation that is based on User Stories and helps to bridge the gap between User Stories in Agile Projects and large design deliverables on Traditional projects. 14

Interview and Book Excerpt: CMMI for Development

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Jun 21, 2011

CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV) framework SEI can be used to improve product quality and project and organizational performance. InfoQ spoke with Mike Konrad, co-author of the book on the framework.

Integrating Agile into a Waterfall World

Posted by Joseph Flahiff on  Jun 06, 2011

Joseph Flahiff argues that agile values principles and practices can be integrated into in a waterfall environment to improve project predictability and success. 10

The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism

Posted by Susan Atkinson & Gabrielle Benefield on  May 11, 2011

The Evolutionary Contract Model offers new ways to write contracts for innovative/complex product development that accommodate change and help avoid “The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism”. 4

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