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  • Revisiting XP: be a thoughtful programmer by exercising more collective ownership

    by Tiago Romero Garcia on  Mar 01, 2015 2

    Frequently developers cause and face regular frustration often due to a lack of consideration for those who come after them. This article explores the approach of programming more thoughtfully by revisiting one of the most simple (yet often misunderstood) XP rules: collective ownership

  • James Grenning on Technical Excellence

    by Shane Hastie on  Feb 27, 2015 2

    At then recent Agile Singapore conference James Greening presented two technically focused talks - one on the importance of technical excellence and the other teaching test driven development. He spoke to InfoQ about the importance of strong technical practices to enable true agility in software development.

  • Technical Debt: A Repayment Plan

    by Jeremy Jarrell on  Feb 22, 2015 4

    All teams eventually face technical debt. In this Jeremy presents what technical debt is...and isn't, as well as meet some of the different types of technical debt and discusses how to deal with each. Finally, he presents a metaphor for understanding technical debt, explaining it to stakeholders, and then dealing with it in an efficient way.

Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1

#NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Dec 01, 2014

This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts. 13

Creating a Culture of Quality

Posted by Jonathan Levene on  Sep 18, 2014

We all want to delight customers with a quality product, and many companies focus on process to reach quality goals. But culture eats process for breakfast. How do you create a culture of quality?

Improving Data Management with the DMM

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 15, 2014

The CMMI Institute has launched the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model. It can be used to improve data management, helping organizations to bridge the gap between business and IT.

Interview with Grady Booch

Posted by Mark Collins-Cope on  Sep 12, 2014

Grady Booch is interviewed by Mark Collins-Cope covering topics ranging from UML and Unified Process to Programming Languages and the future of software innovation.

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

Building Better Search Engines by Measuring Search Quality

Posted by Ellen M. Voorhees, Paul Over, Ian Soboroff on  Jul 06, 2014

Search engines are developed using standard sets of test cases to measure the effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about TREC project used to measure quality of search results.

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

Taking Back Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 29, 2014

An interview with Tim Ottinger and Ruud Wijnands about the way that organizations adopt agile, services provided by the industry, and the importance of technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.

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