We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Early in the story teams were the “bottom-up” vector for agile spread. Next the way agile spread started to shift away from teams to executives and “management”. Recent developments move us towards consultancy for bring agile to larger enterprises that struggle with change. Which way is agile going to go next?
In this article, authors summarize the information published in "Tools of the Trade" column series in IEEE Software magazine for last ten years. Tools and best practices are organized into categories like design, developing code, tooling, builds, and operations.
Knowledge about system and domain, which is important for both effectiveness and good quality, is best acquired through a dialog, face2face. Unfortunately, there are situations when a dialog is not possible and our only rescue is lean documentation. This article gives you 6 practices how to maximize information while minimizing the number of words. This makes it easy to use and to maintain.
Stopping after unit testing is like starting automobile production after testing the nuts and bolts. This article investigates some important techniques in integration testing.
With the emergence of the WebRTC API standard, developers without any experience in telecommunications technology are enabled to easily integrate real-time comms into their applications.
Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.
The Cynefin model can be used in different ways - this article examines the situation where there is a need to make sense of situation as we have found that there are a large number of issues.
In this article, authors reflect on Credit Suisse's adoption of SOA principles and the organization's transition from mainframe programs to open SOA services with interface contracts and governance. 2
Estimating story points can be a tedious process and some teams abandon doing story points to help predict their velocity. This is a way to make the process of estimating points much faster.
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
Faced with the lack of solutions for secure distribution of AWS access keys to developers, AdRoll decided to build their own open source Hologram. Adair details the process, design and main features.
Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4