The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories, supporting teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy the needs of their customers. InfoQ interviewed Gojko Adzic about the format of his new book, when and when not to use user stories, the ideas that the book provides, organizing product backlogs and prioritizing user stories.
When you think about outsourcing one or more project elements, what are you most concerned about? Missed deadlines? Low quality delivery? Inaccurate or incomplete scope? Increased risk? Everyone worries that the physical separation is going to lead to problems. Working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.
The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.
Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.
This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.
The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations.
Lisette Sutherland and Elinor Slomba are sharing stories on working in remote teams. They show how remote teams collaborate, bridge distance, build trust and get things done together.
In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.
The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2
Once the cultural DevOps transformation is under way, how can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? 4
The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.
Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2