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  • Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

    by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

    "Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

  • Tradeoffs: Giving up Certainty

    by Paul Dolman-Darrall on  Dec 20, 2012

    While organizations operate under an illusion of certainty, tradeoffs are inevitable. Giving up certainty does not mean giving up predictability. This article examines four flow choices for software delivery and presents three choices for IT Delivery: Throughput, Flexibility and all out speed.

  • My Experience as a QA in Scrum

    by Priyanka Hasija on  Jul 17, 2012 32

    The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team. She explains how QAs not only perform agile tests but also fill many other roles and responsibilities, earning them a place of importance on the team.

The Developer-Tester Divide

Posted by Gil Zilberfeld on  Apr 25, 2012

The software industry has created two separate roles: The developer and the tester. Traditional software development put these two at odds. Now, agile practices are bringing them together again. 2

The Rise of Application Analytics: A New Game Demands New Rules

Posted by Sebastian Holst on  Dec 27, 2011

When developers know how their applications are really being used “in the wild,” they will build better software. Sebastian Holst shows you how using application analytics.

Implementation Decision Rationales – Program Comprehension in Agile

Posted by Fabian Kiss on  Feb 28, 2011

Fabian Kiss makes the case for a lightweight approach to documenting the rationale and decision process behind design decisions to tie the source code to its meaning in the application domain. 4

Agile Team Meets a Fixed Price Contract

Posted by Marcin Niebudek on  Jun 30, 2010

Fixed price contracts are often decried as evil, however they are something which many agile teams face. How can a company execute one using agile practices to achieve better results with lower risk? 15

Are You a Software Architect?

Posted by Simon Brown on  Feb 09, 2010

The line between development and architecture is tricky. Does it exist at all? Is an ivory tower actually needed? There's a balance in the middle, but how do you move from developer to architect? 39

Agile Lessons from a Management Guru

Posted by Ahmed Yousuf on  Sep 08, 2009

This article takes a look at Edward Deming's work and it's applicability to Agile methods. 2

Deployment is the Goal

Posted by Julian Simpson on  Aug 13, 2009

To turn code into working software we need to deploy and test it. Often, we fail to emphasize the latter as well as the former. 2

Layered Architecture for Test Automation

Posted by Bei Li on  Aug 11, 2009

In this article, the layered architecture of test automation is presented to solve the problem of test logic getting buried in unrelated supporting code. 9

Book Excerpt and Review: Release It!

Posted by Ryan Slobojan on  Dec 20, 2007

'Release It!: Design and Deploy Production-Ready Software' by Michael Nygard discusses what it takes to make production-ready software and explains how this differs from feature-complete software. 4

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