• Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2015 1

    In the book The Software Craftsman, Professionalism, Pragmatism, Pride Sandro Mancuso explores how craftmanship plays a role in agile software development. The book contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other professionals involved in software projects to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction.

  • Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

    by Sven Peters on  Apr 14, 2015 1

    Software developers spend a tremendous amount of time and energy focused on how to build the best possible products. We obsess over what web framework to use or whether to go with a NoSQL or SQL database. While these questions are important, they often neglect to address an equally important aspect of software development: culture.

  • Refactoring Coderetreats: In Search of Simple Design

    by David Parsons on  Mar 20, 2015 3

    In cities all over the world, groups of software developers have been getting together at weekends repeatedly trying to write code for a given problem, but never completing a solution. At coderetreats, developers learn from each other and refine their software design skills. In this article David examines how they work? What do people say about them? How to make them even better?

James Grenning on Technical Excellence

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Feb 27, 2015

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. 3

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

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