InfoQ did an interview with Menno Vis, IT director of bol.com, about the benefits of increasing agility, how bol.com deploys Scrum, using roadmaps with agile, the challenges that have been faced when scaling agile, the main focus area's at bol.com for agile scaling, establishing loosely coupled teams, and the things that bol.com does for their people to have fun while doing their work.
DevOps promises to break down the barriers between the developers and the systems operators, but success with DevOps hinges on the company's culture and flexibility.
In February 2015 both Gartner and Software Advice released research and analysis into agile lifecycle management/project management tools. The Gartner Magic Quadrant identifies that the big players have a competitive advantage and the Software Advice study found which aspects of the tools projects managers find most useful.
Development and collaboration software vendor Atlassian recently launched HipChat Server, an on-premise version of its text, audio and video chat, file and screen sharing, as well as third party integration offering for team collaboration.
Atlassian introduced Atlassian Cloud in December 2014.Atlassian Cloud delivers the power of Atlassian software in a flexible development and collaboration platform for teams of any size. With no downloads and simplified user and site administration, team can securely work together wherever there is internet access.
Ryan Mckergow explains various ways to set up story walls for agile team. This post includes setting up columns, rows, selecting colors and avatars for the story wall.
LiquidPlanner, a PPM tool, added features like card view to make it suitable for agile teams. InfoQ spoke to Liz Pearce, CEO of LiquidPlanner to explore more about tool and its functionalities.
Tasktop released a new tool called taktop sync 3.5 for agile at scale. InfoQ spoke to Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies about the product release.
Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt, enumerates some practical points on individual procutivity. This article wonders how well these apply to software development and contrasts his list with that of other lists.
The new release of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool Tasktop supports an ALM synchronization solution that addresses the visibility and traceability needs of the software development teams. Tasktop team announced the release of Tasktop Sync 1.0 version last month. They also recently released Tasktop Dev 2.1 version which builds on Eclipse Indigo release of Mylyn 3.6.
As the discussion in Agile development moves from continuous integration (CI) to continuous deployment, CI servers are doing more to automate the overall build process. Atlasian, which today released Bamboo 3.1, has implemented a new feature called Tasks that the company hopes will aid developers in their continuous deployment efforts.