Estimating story points can be a tedious process. So tedious in fact that some teams abandon doing story points to help predict their velocity. Instead of letting go of this valid way to predict upcoming work, how about finding a way to make the process of estimating points much faster? Not only faster, but FUN! Yes, story point estimation and fun in the same paragraph!
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by QCon's 1,200 attendees. Over the course of the next 4 months, InfoQ will be publishing most of the conference sessions online, including more then 25 video interviews that were recorded by the InfoQ editorial team.
Faced with the lack of solutions for secure distribution of AWS access keys to developers, AdRoll decided to build their own open source Hologram, a system that brings Amazon's Instance Profile mechanism to developer workstations. Adair details the process, tool 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
Now that 2015 is underway, it’s time to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for a successful future.
If you don't want to analyze all user stories in your project in order to estimate size then Randomized Branch Sampling can be used for portfolio related decisions and quotations on prospect projects.
In this article, authors discuss the Indian Banking Community Cloud (IBCC) that provides cloud-based services to banks to address the financial sector's growing demand for secure cloud-based services.
Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters, focusing on architecture to improve collaboration and using technology to avoid organizational problems.
The 2015 State of DevOps survey is out. Survey's co-author Gene Kim explains what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.
Matt Honeycutt introduces SpecsFor, a .NET unit and integration test framework, explaining how to set it up, how to create the first tests, and provides a few hints on advanced usage scenarios. 4
Java is defined by the Java Language Spec, but the resulting bytecode is defined by a completely separate standard. This article looks at the structure of class files and how to create them directly.
This article introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in management literature, a richer one than servant leadership: host leadership. A metaphor that is more useful for a modern agile organisation. 2