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Improve DevOps Cultures with Information Consolidation

by Aslan Brooke on  Apr 04, 2013 2

The Appsecute platform aims to improve collaboration and increase productivity through consolidating information associated to an applications lifecycle. The software as a service platform accepts messages directly from people and from integrated technology platforms, then it aggregates those events online for viewing by everyone within an organization.

Open Office Layout is Bad for Brain !

by Vikas Hazrati on  Aug 11, 2011 14

Open office layout is usually considered the default layout for Agile teams. Cubicle farms are boring and a thing of the past. Open office is known to improve communication, collaboration and build stronger teams. Is it all as good as it sounds?

US Scrum Gathering 2010 Kicks Off With a Day of "Deep Dives"

by Mike Bria on  Mar 08, 2010 2

The 2010 US Scrum Gathering kicked off Monday in Orlando with a buzzworthy day of "deep dive" learning, collaboration, and healthy debate.

Agile Team Spaces: Do's and Don'ts

by Vikas Hazrati on  Feb 23, 2010

Many of us, who are new to Agile, would believe that putting an Agile team together in a room gets the job done. A few of us would actually pay attention to what makes a room a team room which can enhance productivity and motivation. Many Agile teams have already shared their perspective on what would make an ideal team room. Here are a few recent ones.

IBM Rational and InfoQ eBook: Scaling Agile with C/ALM

by Dave West on  Jun 29, 2009

IBM Rational and InfoQ preent an eBook, Scaling Agile with C/ALM, "dedicated to all of the functional and dysfunctional organizations that are eager to break down the organizational and cultural silos, and become a finely tuned software delivery machine." The eBook explores the barriers to team integration and scaling and then shows, in detail, how to overcome these obstacles.

Gizmox Releases Visual WebGui 6.4 Preview Version

by Dave West on  May 27, 2009

Gizmox announces the release of a free preview version of its Visual WebGui, version 6.4, product. VWG promises a point-and-click tool for RIA development (DHTML or Silverlight) that requires no HTML, CSS, or XAML coding; and that can be integrated with Photoshop, Expression Blend, and Flash CS.

MindTouch 2009 Includes Publishing from MS Desktop Applications

by Dave West on  May 14, 2009

MindTouch announces the ability to publish content from any Microsoft Desktop application to its collaborative industrial wiki. New user functionality includes: one-click publishing from any MS application and in-place editing of Microsoft Office. The new functionality is delivered as, Aurelia Reporter, Desktop Connector, and MS Word and MS Outlook connectors.

Workspaces for Effective Agility

by Shane Hastie on  Mar 13, 2009

Author and Agile consultant, Mike Cohn recently wrote a blog entry summarizing a chapter in his new book Succeeding With Agile talking about the ideal Agile workspace. He points to things that need to be visible in the space an Agile team works in to help them be more effective.

Github Gist: Versioning For Pasted Code

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 24, 2008

Demoed at RubyFringe, Github introduced a new service called Gist. While similar to popular paste services, it adds a twist: pasted snippets can be accessed like git repositories, which can be updated from the web interface.

SPARQL Update to Complete RESTful SOA Scenario

by Thomas Bandholtz on  May 06, 2008

The Linking Open Data Community Project has accomplished a global RESTful SOA giving access to over two billion interlinked statements (RDF triples) from some 50 distributed providers with one serious limitation: this stunning network provides read access only. The upcoming SPARQL Update language is going to overcome this.

Cool URIs in a RESTful World

by Thomas Bandholtz on  Apr 08, 2008

What might this be: "envisioned as a decentralised world-wide information space for sharing machine-readable data with a minimum of integration costs"? Is this about REST? Nope. According to SWEO, it is about the Semantic Web. Cool URIs will help making this way. So it might be worth looking whether RESTful SOA URIs can also be "cool".

Teleconferencing: How To Keep 'Em Engaged

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Dec 10, 2007 13

While Agile processes recommend to colocate team members for synergy, it's not always possible. More and more projects are utilizing talent from locations all over the world to solve various problems. In these cases leaders and facilitators can contribute significantly to teamwork by mastering the ability to run effective remote meetings.

Debate: Scaling teams up in productivity rather than in personnel

by Sadek Drobi on  Nov 28, 2007 4

Larger team size prevents from adopting the whole range of language abstraction tools and puts constraints on productivity. Reg Braithwaite believes that tools should not be tuned to the size of the team. He advocates for building teams around the tools and keeping them small. It appears however that team growth is often inevitable. What can be done then to maintain quality and productivity?

High abstraction level of DSLs to reduce the testing burden?

by Sadek Drobi on  Oct 18, 2007 1

Inconsistencies between the user interface and user’s expectations can be an important source of bugs. According to Leonardo Vernazza, this is due the fact that the user and the UI do not talk the same language. Using a DSL, characterized by a high abstraction level, would be instrumental for avoiding the risk of translation errors and would therefore reduce the testing burden.

InfoQ Article: Lean Kanban Boards for Agile Tracking

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Aug 25, 2007 14

"Big Visible Charts" aren't unique to Agile - Lean manufacturing also has its Kanban Boards. "Kanban" roughly means "card or sign," and each Kanban card is "pulled" onto the board only when the work represented by an "in progress" card is retired. In this InfoQ article, Kenji Hiranabe proposes using Kanban Boards to track Agile project status (Time, Task, and Team) to enhance collaboration.

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