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Global Software Delivery with Distributed Agile

Posted by Matthew Simons and Steven Boswell  on  Oct 21, 2010 1

Matthew Simons and Steven Boswell consider that distributed software development is a strategic capability for a company, presenting a framework and Agile practices for building such an environment.

Rapid and Reliable Releases

Posted by Rolf Russell and Andy Duncan  on  Jun 22, 2010

Rolf Russell & Andy Duncan discuss rapid and reliable releases from the build/release/devops perspective, considering relationships, metrics, required skills, and the need to cut waste and bottlenecks

Strategies for Effectively Managing Legacy Systems

Posted by Amit Uttam and Derek Longmuir  on  Feb 12, 2010 5

Amit Uttam and Derek Longmuir cover what legacy systems are, typical approaches to dealing with legacy systems, replacement strategies/techniques, migration plans, and continually evolving a system.

The Agile PMO: Real Time Governance

Posted by Ross Pettit and Jane Robarts  on  Oct 09, 2009

Learn how you can create a real-time governance capability that anticipates challenges, makes timely course corrections, and seizes opportunities to maximize the business impact of IT investments.

Three Years of Real-World Ruby

Posted by Martin Fowler  on  Jul 12, 2009 12

Martin Fowler talks about ThoughtWorks's experience with using Ruby on client projects for the past three years.

Lean Concepts for IT Professionals

Posted by Richard Durnall and Kraig Parkinson  on  Jun 17, 2009 3

This presentation provides background for Lean principles and introduces the idea of using those principles as a foundation for "Lean Thinking" and show how this can be applied to IT development.

Democratic Political Technology Revolution

Posted by Martin Fowler and Zack Exley  on  May 29, 2009 1

This presentation explores the radical evolution in political technology 2004-2008 and how political start-ups built innovative social applications that raised $1/2 billion and elected a President.

Agile Methods and User Centered Design

Posted by Dave Robertson, John Johnston  on  Feb 02, 2009

Dave Robertson and John Johnston explain what the Agile and User Centered Design’s (UCD) common denominators are, common values being the most important one in their opinion.

Shaw and Fowler About Forging a New Alliance

Posted by Scott Shaw and Martin Fowler  on  Oct 06, 2008 10

Shaw and Fowler talk about the need for a new relationship between the business department and the IT department. Studies have shown that projects mostly fail due to miscommunication between the two.

Do the Hustle

Posted by Obie Fernandez  on  Aug 17, 2008 8

Obie Fernandez shares his experience selling consulting services for both Thoughtworks and Hashrocket and give tips how Ruby developers can work with clients.

Mingle: Building a Rails-Based Product

Posted by Neal Ford  on  Jun 06, 2008

Neal Ford talks about Mingle, Thoughtworks Studios' project management software. Besides Mingle's features, Neal also talks about the experience of building Mingle on JRuby.

Architecture Evaluation in Practice

Posted by Dragos Manolescu  on  Oct 03, 2007 2

Dragos Manolescu shares insights from evaluating several architectures for Global 1000 companies, helpful for others about to embark on an architecture evaluation.

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