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  • Total Talent Management: A Systems Approach to Agility

    by Jas Chong on  Apr 27, 2015

    With increasing corporate reliance on contract and temporary workers come more challenges for HR departments. Core HRM responsibilities like training/development, compensation/benefits, and mobility normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.

  • How to Start With Security

    by Rémon (Ray) Sinnema on  Mar 14, 2015

    Computer security, or the lack thereof, has made many headlines recently. In this article we'll look at how bad things are and what you, as a software developer, can do about it. It will help get you started or hopefully give you some new ideas if you're already doing some security work.

  • How to Select the Right People

    by Zhenya Rozinskiy on  Oct 22, 2014

    Your team will make you succeed or fail. Many look at outsourcing as a way of solving a technical problem while maintaining or even cutting costs. But people are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. In this article Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.

Video Lesson Introducing Scrum and Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 09, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.

Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? An interview on the change approach, culture and trust, and lessons learned from an agile journey.

Agile's Teenage Crisis?

Posted by Philippe Kruchten on  Jun 20, 2011

Philippe Kruchten attended the 10 year anniversary event in February. He identifies a number of topics that the agile community needs to address that were identified at the meeting. 12

Learning Ruby on Rails with Michael Hartl

Posted by Robert Bazinet on  Apr 12, 2011

Learning a new programming language can be a daunting task and at times difficult to know where to start. Now try to learn a new web framework at the same time and you have a recipe for confusion. 3

Excerpts from an Interview with James Bach

Posted by Abel Avram on  Sep 12, 2009

In this interview James Bach covers topics like: engineering, why we should be telling success stories, opening our minds to other scientific domains, automated testing and exploratory testing.

"Systems Development": a New Discipline for a New Education

Posted by Dr. Dave West on  Sep 12, 2008

A new computing discipline, “Systems Development”, emphasizes humanity, craft, design, creativity, innovation, and emergence, and replaces today’s sterile classrooms with the workshop, or “bottega.” 3

A Leaner Start: Reducing Team Setup Times

Posted by Pat Kua on  Nov 22, 2007

How long before a new team member is effective? In a Scrum, "I did (unintelligible) yesterday" offers them more questions than answers! Pat Kua suggests practices to reduce newcomer "setup time". 13

Experience Report: Beginners and Experts All Benefit in Open Space

Posted by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Nov 20, 2006

Agile events are receiving an influx of novices - should new conferences be organized for beginners? A report from XPday suggests that mixing up expertise levels creates a valuable experience for all. 1

Experience Report: Agile Development Apprenticeship at NMHU

Posted by Pam Rostal & Dave West on  Oct 16, 2006

The story of a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University, begun in 2004-2005: an apprentice shop where students and customers used Agile practices.

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