Estimation is often considered to be a black art practiced by magicians using strange rituals. It is one of the most controversial of activities in Agile projects – some maintain that even trying to estimate agile development is futile at best and dangerous at worst. We selected articles which present ways of coming up with estimates as well as some that argue for alternate approaches.
DevOps, DevOps, DevOps. In 2014 DevOps hit the top of the charts in IT lingo. A recurring question that tags along recurrently is: can DevOps be applied in traditional enterprise settings? For this eMag we selected a set of articles that dig deeper into this debate and contextualize the benefits and challenges of DevOps adoption in a traditional enterprise.
This eMag examines topics such as how Twitter re-architected its code-base to improve stability and performance, the approaches Netflix uses to be hyper-resilient, and how Java is replacing C++ for low latency coding. We also look at some lower level tricks such as feedback controls for auto-scaling, and using memory and execution profiling to identify performance bottlenecks in Java.
Continuous Delivery Overview is a concise, yet comprehensive overview of CD. It answers all your questions about the principles, practices, tools, and the business value proposition of continuous delivery. It also contains references to important CD resources and includes anecdotes from real-world implementations of continuous delivery to help you put CD into practice in your organization.
This eMag examines topics ranging from identifying and removing waste in the software process, designing for devops and continuous delivery, the overlap of lean, Kanban and agile, practical implementation of Kanban in software development and how these approaches contribute to innovation.
This book describes how a large organization uses techniques to focus on the right product and to deeply anchor the idea that less output can deliver more outcomes.
This pocket book contains many exercises that you can use to do retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.
The Lean Startup eMag brings together a selection of popular articles, interviews and news recently published on InfoQ.com. Lean startup can be used to determine customer needs and decide which products to develop or services to provide, helping you to deliver business value to your customers.
The Team Collaboration eMag brings together a selection from the deep content that InfoQ has on the topic to provide a snapshot of what is available as well as to provide a stand-alone resource which will be of value to everyone looking to maximise productivity and collaboration in all sorts of teams, irrespective of their role in the organization.
The InfoQ ALM eMag assembles a collection of popular content recently published on InfoQ.com. Learn strategies for automating your build and deployment processes, implementing a continuous integration system, and how to continuously test your mobile applications. Results from the latest InfoQ Research question also show you what ALM tools organizations are adopting today.
Scrum, arguably the fastest-growing Agile methodology, is well described in the original Scrum books, which tend to be read once and put aside. Scrum is a framework with simple rules. This Scrum Checklist will help you to remember these simple rules in the heat of daily work and stress. It enable you to create an enjoyable and productive work environment with your Scrum-Team.
Scrum packages proven product-development concepts in a simple framework, including real, cross-functional and self-managing teams, short iterative feedback loops, and lowering cost of change. These concepts increase agility, enable earlier ROI, and reduce risk. There are many concise descriptions of Scrum available online: This primer provides the next level of detail on the practices.