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  • Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

    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

    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, supporting teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy the needs of their customers. InfoQ interviewed Gojko Adzic about the format of his new book, when and when not to use user stories, the ideas that the book provides, organizing product backlogs and prioritizing user stories.

  • Three Steps to Success in Delivering Your Offshore Project

    by Andy Jordan on  Nov 11, 2014

    When you think about outsourcing one or more project elements, what are you most concerned about? Missed deadlines? Low quality delivery? Inaccurate or incomplete scope? Increased risk? Everyone worries that the physical separation is going to lead to problems. 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. 5

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.

Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014

What are the practical concerns associated with running microservice systems? And what you need to know to embrace the power of smaller services without making things too hard? 2

Embedding Reflection and Learning into Agile Software Development

Posted by Jeffry Babb, Rashina Hoda, Jacob Nørbjerg on  Oct 26, 2014

In this article, authors discuss the Reflective Agile Learning Model (REALM) that embeds reflective practice into the iterative and agile software engineering development cycle.

Fast track to Kanban - a practical approach from Danske Bank

Posted by Sune Lomholt on  Oct 25, 2014

This article describes how Danske Bank effectively introduced Kanban for development teams in a two day workshop using an “involve me and I learn” method.

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