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  • No Projects - Beyond Projects

    by Allan Kelly on  Dec 05, 2014 3

    Applying the project lifecycle model to software development complicates both and makes developing good software harder. Allan Kelly presents ideas on how to move beyond projects and into what he calls a Continuous Work, or Steady State Work Model.

  • #NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Dec 01, 2014 11

    Customers come to us with a new product idea and they always ask the questions - how long will it take and how much will it cost us to deliver? Reality is uncertain, yet we as software developers are expected to deliver new products with certainty. This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts.

  • 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

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Nov 22, 2014

All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, Michael presents some ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs.

The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

Posted by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.

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. 5

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