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  • Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

    Capers Jones wrote the book The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering in which he provides an overview of the evolution of information technology and software development. InfoQ interviewed Capers about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.

  • Quality Code - Book Review and Interview

    by Srini Penchikala on  Feb 25, 2014

    Quality Code book, authored by Stephen Vance, covers the different aspects of software development lifecycle with focus on delivering quality product. In the book, Stephen discusses the practices for supporting software craftsmanship testing. InfoQ spoke with the author about the book and the best practices for testing application code.

  • No More Technical Debt - Invest in Quality

    by Eberhard Wolff & Felix Müller on  Feb 14, 2014 4

    Handling Technical Debt in a software system is a complex challenge. Code can always be improved – but customers only care about features. This article discusses the new metaphor “Quality Investments”. It helps to better communicate the quality of the system and guide improvements by focusing on their pay off and return of investment.

Intelligent Evolution: Making Change Work

Posted by Peter Leeson on  Jan 13, 2014

Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.

Meet Elaine: A Persona- Driven Approach to Exploring Architecturally Significant Requirements

Posted by Jane Cleland-Huang on  Dec 15, 2013

This article shares a simple technique used to address problems such as a system’s intended functionality but also qualities such as performance, reliability, portability, and availability.

Applying Lean Thinking to Software Development

Posted by Steven Peeters on  Dec 05, 2013

Lean’s major concept is reducing waste: removing anything that is not adding value to the customer from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment. 2

Book Launch of “Commitment”, and an Interview with Olav Maassen, Chris Matts and Chris Geary

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 02, 2013

Commitment is a graphical business novel about managing project risks with “Real Options”, a way to improve decision making. InfoQ spoke with the authors about decisions, risks and technical debt. 1

Interview with Capers Jones on Measuring for Agile Adoption

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 30, 2013

Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

Tradeoffs: Giving up Certainty

Posted by Paul Dolman-Darrall on  Dec 20, 2012

Giving up certainty doesn't mean giving up predictability. This article examines 4 flow choices for software delivery and presents 3 choices for IT Delivery: Throughput, Flexibility & all out speed.

Automated Error Reporting: The Gateway to Better Quality

Posted by Laila Lotfi on  Aug 28, 2012

Laila Lotfi explains how using automated error reporting results in greater customer trust, higher renewal rates, lower maintenance costs, and fewer opportunities for the competition. 2

Using Kanban to Turn Around Distressed Projects

Posted by Steve Andrews on  Aug 22, 2012

This case study describes how Kanban and lean development techniques were used to rescue a distressed project that had violated its budget, schedule, and quality constraints. 13

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