• James Grenning on Technical Excellence

    by Shane Hastie on  Feb 27, 2015 3

    At then recent Agile Singapore conference James Grenning 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.

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

    by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015 1

    Current agile practices are far too narrowly focused on delivering code to users and customers. There is no systems-wide view of other stakeholders, of databases, and anything else except the code. 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’.

  • #NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Dec 01, 2014 13

    Customers come to us with a new product idea and they always ask the questions - how long will it take and how much will it cost us to deliver? Reality is uncertain, yet we as software developers are expected to deliver new products with certainty. This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts.

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.

Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Apr 07, 2014

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 15

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