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  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

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

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 28, 2014

    The book Common System and Software Testing Pitfalls by Donald Firesmith provides descriptions of 92 pitfalls that make testing less efficient and effective. The descriptions explain what testers and stakeholders can do to avoid falling into the pitfalls and how to deal with the consequences when they have fallen into them.

  • Sam Newman: Practical Implications of Microservices in 14 Tips

    by Sergio De Simone on  Oct 28, 2014 2

    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? At last GeeCon 2014 in Krakow, Sam Newman tried to answer those questions by giving 14 tips about how microservices can interface, how the can be monitored, deployed, and made safer.

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.

How to Select the Right People

Posted by Zhenya Rozinskiy on  Oct 22, 2014

People are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.

An interview with Sam Guckenheimer on Microsoft's Journey to Cloud Cadence

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 17, 2014

At the recent Agile 2014 conference Sam Guckenheimer gave the opening keynote on Microsoft Developer Division's transition to a continuous delivery model. After the talk he sat down with InfoQ.

Q&A with Mike Burrows about the book Kanban from the Inside

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 14, 2014

In the book Kanban from the Inside Mike Burrows describes the Kanban Method, explores various models that can be using with Kanban and provides a process for implementing Kanban in organizations.

More Than LeSS

Posted by Thomas Spielhofer on  Oct 12, 2014

This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects.

Three Practical Guidelines for Business Decisions

Posted by Michael Nir on  Oct 09, 2014

Learn to connect local Agile Kanban decision with a global constraining rule 3 best practices; find it in this extract from Michael's: Agile Decisions, Driving Effective Agile Decisions in Business

Shadow IT Risk and Reward

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Oct 08, 2014

Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.

The Agile Coaches' Coach Shares Her View on SAFe

Posted by Lyssa Adkins on  Oct 06, 2014

This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 18

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