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  • Why Do We Need Self-Organising Teams?

    by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 09, 2014 2

    Change is the only constant in our world and “business agility” is demanded. Our old maps for running organisations are no longer valid; we need new ones based on systemic thinking. This second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams.

  • Leading a Culture of Effective Testing

    by Wes McClure on  Aug 06, 2014 3

    We all want to have confidence in the software we create. We know that testing plays an important role. Assuming we've overcome the hurdle of learning the various ways to test, what's still missing that inhibits us from having confidence in what we do? How do we go about leading a culture of effective testing?

  • Hunting Java Concurrency Bugs

    by Dr. Heinz Kabutz on  Aug 05, 2014 3

    Concurrency bugs include race conditions, code reordering, field visibility issues, live locks, deadlocks and performance related bugs, such as contention and starvation. In this article Java Specialist Dr. Heinz Kabutz examines two threading bugs he discovered in the core Java libraries.

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

How Kanban Works

Posted by Amr Noaman Abdel-Hamid on  Jul 31, 2014

This article examines the dynamics of Kanban and how it works in the light of queuing theory. It analyses three case studies and reveals some basic and insightful ideas about how Kanban works.

Scala 2.12 Will Only Support Java 8

Posted by Ben Evans on  Jul 29, 2014

Scala 2.12 will require a Java 8 or above JVM to run. This release, scheduled for release in early 2016, will not run on any JVM before version 8.

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

A Few Good Rules

Posted by Peter Neumark on  Jul 25, 2014

Peter Neumark from Prezi talks about the importance of deciding what development standards to adopt and to detect when they're past their expiry date.

Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 24, 2014

The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile.

Introducing Spring XD, a Runtime Environment for Big Data Applications

Posted by Charles Humble on  Jul 23, 2014

Spring XD (eXtreme Data) is Pivotal’s Big Data play. It joins Spring Boot and Grails as part of the execution portion of the Spring IO platform. 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. 6

Seven Changes to Remove Waste From Your Software Development Process

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Jul 21, 2014

A story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house with seven major changes that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process. 4

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