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  • Leading a Culture of Effective Testing

    by Wes McClure on  Aug 06, 2014 3

    We all want to have confidence in the software we create. We know that testing plays an important role. Assuming we've overcome the hurdle of learning the various ways to test, what's still missing that inhibits us from having confidence in what we do? How do we go about leading a culture of effective testing?

  • How Kanban Works

    by Amr Noaman Abdel-Hamid on  Jul 31, 2014

    Recently, there has been more and more interest in Kanban as a simple and effective method for managing software development. But how does Kanban work? This article digs into details to try to understand the dynamics of Kanban in the light of queuing theory. It analyses three case studies to reveal some basic and insightful ideas about how Kanban works.

  • Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

    Retrospectives help teams to learn from their experiences and improve continuously. In this interview Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about how to balance flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying agile retrospectives for continuous improvement.

Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 24, 2014

The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile.

Seven Changes to Remove Waste From Your Software Development Process

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Jul 21, 2014

A story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house with seven major changes that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process. 4

What Are Self-Organising Teams?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Jul 18, 2014

This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are. 3

HaMIS: One 24/7 Product and Four Scrum Teams, Four Years Later

Posted by Viktor Grgic on  Jul 17, 2014

This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users.

A Roadmap to Agile Documentation

Posted by Ester F. Gonçalves on  Jul 15, 2014

This article presents an agile approach to the production of different types of documentation, in different phases of an application lifecycle, and adapted to the different target audiences.

Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

Posted by Sander Hoogendoorn on  Jul 05, 2014

There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects, with a backlog-item-oriented workflow treating sprints as iterations.

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

Making an Impact on 7000 Orphanages

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Jun 28, 2014

Ahmad presents a set of techniques that can be applied in strategic workshops or an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of a workshop where these techniques were used in Egypt.

Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.

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