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  • UX - Are you Doing it Yet?

    by Ted McCarthy on  Jul 16, 2015

    An estimated 70% of technology projects fail due to a lack of user adoption. Shouldn’t organizations understand their users and product as much as possible in order to prevent this from happening? Ted McCarthy explains how successful organizations emphasize and invest in UX, integrating it into their teams alongside product and engineering, and offers some useful tips along the way.

  • Developing a High Capacity Network Gateway with LeSS

    by Ran Nyman on  Jul 15, 2015

    This report summarizes how the Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework was used in developing a high capacity network gateway and how to grow R&D from 2 co-located teams to 20+ teams. It also describes how LeSS and agile development practices significantly accelerated the time to market and gave us the flexibility that traditional development practices never offered.

  • Our Responsibility as Software Developers

    by Nils Löwe on  Jul 15, 2015 1

    As software developers, we have the ability to change the world for the better, or the worst. With this power comes the question, “What is our duty to our customers, our society, and ourselves?”. Nils Löwe tries to answer this with his Manifesto for Responsible Software Development.

Integrating Raft into JGroups

Posted by Ugo Landini on  Jul 14, 2015

JGroups has many features useful to a Raft consensus based implementation. In this article, Ugo Landini takes us through a project to implement a Raft consensus based algorithm on top of JGroups.

The Most Common Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

Posted by Taylor Putnam-Majarian & Doug Putnam on  Jul 13, 2015

Projects can be categorized as failures because of cost overruns, late deliveries or poor quality, but the right estimation processes can increase the likelihood of project success 16

Infrastructure as a Service and Cloud Technologies

Posted by Nicolas Serrano, Gorka Gallardo, and Josune Hernantes on  Jul 12, 2015

In this article, authors examine the enterprise cloud market and technologies and provide guidance for choosing the right cloud solution. They also discuss the cloud computing best practices.

The World is One Family - Why That Matters for Software Corporations and Professionals

Posted by Kamlesh Ravlani on  Jul 12, 2015

Rev. C. L. Gulati of Sant Nirankari Mission presented the opening keynote on the conference theme – Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The World is one family, at the Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015.

Programming with Semantic Profiles: In the Land of Magic Strings, the Profile-Aware is King

Posted by Mark Foster on  Jul 11, 2015

In this article, Mark Foster — one of the editors of the ALPS specification — explains what semantic profiles are and how they can transform the way Web APIs are desgined and implemented.

Practices for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 10, 2015

The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.

Business, Design, and Engineering: Developing Collaboration-Culture

Posted by Jaimee Newberry on  Jul 09, 2015

The collaboration of a company and its multidisciplinary units has never been more crucial than now.

Implementing Agile Delivery for Non-Software IT Projects

Posted by Dipanjan Munshi on  Jul 08, 2015

This paper discusses, with examples, how high-value IT projects that do not involve software delivery, can be successfully executed by going back to the basics of Agile philosophy. 2

Article Series: Mobile-first in Africa

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jul 08, 2015

This series focuses on several African projects that are leveraging existing mobile technology to have a significant impact on people's lives.

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