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  • Agile Strategy Manifesto

    by Yogesh Kumar on  Aug 04, 2011 7

    A successful business strategy starts with unique value creation. But for an organization to realize the full benefit of it’s business strategies it must develop and maintain them using an Agile approach. An Agile mindset and careful application of feedback provided by an iterative implementation will help retain value and turn good business strategies into great business strategies.

  • QoS for Applications: A Resource Management Framework for Runtimes

    by William Louth on  Jul 26, 2011

    This article draws an analogy between QoS for networks and for applications, resulting in a mapping guide between the two and introducing a production solution for Java, (J)Ruby, and (J)Python apps.

  • Agile Architecture Interactions

    by James Madison on  Apr 25, 2011 3

    James Madison shows how architects can bring agile and architecture practices together to pragmatically balance business and architectural priorities while delivering both with agility.

Bridging Internal and External Software Quality with Sonar and JaCoCo

Posted by Olivier Gaudin on  Apr 18, 2011

In this article, author Olivier Gaudin discusses the differences between internal and external software quality and how to perform the software quality assessment using Sonar and JaCoCo tools. 2

Implementation Decision Rationales – Program Comprehension in Agile

Posted by Fabian Kiss on  Feb 28, 2011

Fabian Kiss makes the case for a lightweight approach to documenting the rationale and decision process behind design decisions to tie the source code to its meaning in the application domain. 4

Agile Finance: Story Point Cost

Posted by Christopher Goldsbury on  Aug 18, 2010

This article ties a rather abstract and developer centered concept (story points) to the real world of business (spreadsheets and ledgers). Making this connection is essential for management. 5

Ars Magna: the revolution is overdue

Posted by Dave West on  Aug 04, 2010

This essay is an intentionally provocative and controversial call for a real revolution in how we conceive of and practice software development. The intent is to stimulate discussion. 32

Who Moved my Product Value?

Posted by Mukund Srinivasan on  Jul 05, 2010

Agile seems to be all about short-term focus and a product life cycle is typically the polar opposite. How does one compare the relationship between the two? This is where product value comes in. 3

Agile Team Meets a Fixed Price Contract

Posted by Marcin Niebudek on  Jun 30, 2010

Fixed price contracts are often decried as evil, however they are something which many agile teams face. How can a company execute one using agile practices to achieve better results with lower risk? 15

Are You a Software Architect?

Posted by Simon Brown on  Feb 09, 2010

The line between development and architecture is tricky. Does it exist at all? Is an ivory tower actually needed? There's a balance in the middle, but how do you move from developer to architect? 39

Agile Lessons from a Management Guru

Posted by Ahmed Yousuf on  Sep 08, 2009

This article takes a look at Edward Deming's work and it's applicability to Agile methods. 2

Deployment is the Goal

Posted by Julian Simpson on  Aug 13, 2009

To turn code into working software we need to deploy and test it. Often, we fail to emphasize the latter as well as the former. 2

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