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  • Building Relationships Between Agile Teams and Stakeholders

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 26, 2014

    Neuroscience tell us that humans are wired to connect with each other says Jenni Jepsen. Results from neuroscience research can be used in our daily work to strengthen relationships in the workplace and improve collaboration between agile teams and their stakeholders.

  • Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 1

    by Michał Bartyzel on  Nov 22, 2014

    All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, in this first article in a series Michael presents some ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs. In this article he discusses how to manage a conversation, explore the needs and clarify expectations.

  • The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

    by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

    Product risk analysis (PRA) is not only useful in testing but is also applicable during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article introduces a different application of PRA that elevates it from project level to domain level. It shows how you can go from risk and requirement-based testing to risk and requirement-based development.

Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

Posted by Craig Smith on  Nov 17, 2014

"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

Q&A with Gojko Adzic on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2014

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.

Three Steps to Success in Delivering Your Offshore Project

Posted by Andy Jordan on  Nov 11, 2014

When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.

Testing the Internet of Things: The Human Experience

Posted by Gerie Owen on  Nov 09, 2014

This article discusses “human experience” testing and uses concepts from human computer interaction design theory to establish a framework for developing “human experience” test scenarios.

Getting the most out of impact mapping

Posted by Gojko Adzic, Ingrid Domingues & Johan Berndtsson on  Nov 08, 2014

This article presents a new model proposing two key factors to consider for software delivery using impact maps, and why recognising the right context is crucial to get the most out of this method.

Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 05, 2014

In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.

Introducing Pair Programming

Posted by Melinda Stelzer Jacobson on  Nov 02, 2014

Pair programming can increase quality, velocity and even job satisfaction, and yet it is not a widely used practice today. Melinda shows how and why you should bring this practice into your team. 4

Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.

Q&A about the book Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 28, 2014

Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls provides 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. It aims to help you to avoid falling into pitfalls or dealing with the consequences.

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