The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of Architecture Trade-Off Analysis Method (ATAM) data across 31 projects that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.
Bas Vodde and Craig Larman framed and introduced Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), the scaling model. Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is Scrum applied to many teams working together on one product. InfoQ interviewed Bas Vodde to discuss more about LeSS framework.
Larry Maccherone is a researcher who has focused on collecting and presenting real metrics for agile teams and using analytics to help teams get better at forecasting in uncertain environments. He recently joined AgileCraft as their Director of Analytics - he discussed the move, how AgileCraft is designed to gather data from many ALM tools and how analytics can be used effectively.
In the fifth article in the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michał Bartyzel explores nonviolent communication and shows how important it is to build and maintain rapport.
The book Software Development Metrics by Dave Nicolette explores how to use metrics to track and guide software development. It describes metrics for steering work and for managing improvement.
Agilists from Cox Automotive decided to organize their own, internal Agile Open conferences. Now approaching their 3rd year, these events have been quite successful and really brought people together.
This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
The 2015 Standish Group Chaos Report has been released which shows some improvement and lots of opportunity for improvement in the software development industry. Jennifer Lynch discussed the findings. 4
The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.
Book review and interview with Steve Smith and Matthew Skelton, authors of "Build Quality In", a collection of experience reports (including their own) on Continuous Delivery and DevOps initiatives.
Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work. A Q&A with Susana Jurado Apruzzese on innovation and creating digital products.
As infrastructure becomes code, reviewing (and testing) provides the confidence necessary for refactoring systems. Reviews also help spread consistent best practices throughout the organization.