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Miguel de Icaza’s Keynote at Monospace

by Abel Avram on  Oct 29, 2009 3

Michael Cote, aka RedMonk, has provided an audio recording of Miguel de Icaza’s keynote at Monospace. Miguel talked about Mono’s history, some plans for the future, Silverlight, and he gave a demo of building a Linux appliance.

DeMarco Reflects on 40 Years of Software Engineering Evolution

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Aug 20, 2009 3

40 years after the NATO Conference on Software Engineering, Tom DeMarco paused to reflect on the discipline's evolution, wondering whether the metrics orientation he championed has distracted from the real point of computing: "transformation, creating software that changes the world." Is his earlier advice valid, though? "No", he said, in Software Engineering: An Idea Whose Time Has Come and Gone?

Article: Harvesting SOA

by Stefan Tilkov on  Nov 24, 2008

In a new article, Wil Leeuwis explores lessons that can be learned from a historical perspective when thinking about SOA. He argues there's a lot of old, well understood and practically applied theory that can help us harvesting the profits of the innovation part of the services-world.

Lord Of The Rings: Web Style

by Mark Little on  Nov 03, 2007

Paul Downey has produced a Lord of the Rings style adventuring map for SOA, titled The Web Is Agreement.

InfoQ Presentation: DSDM and Lean Explained

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jul 12, 2007

This second Agile2006 Agile Styles video looks at DSDM and Lean. Jean Tabaka covered the history and principles of the venerable DSDM methodology, founded in 1994 and now accepted in the UK for use on government contracts. Mary Poppendieck gave real examples of how the 7 Lean principles provide competitive advantage, and discussed the relationship between quality, speedy delivery and low cost.

Billy Hollis on the Future of Software Development

by James Vastbinder on  Nov 03, 2006 1

Infoq sits down with Billy Hollis to talk about the state of the .NET world and sofware development. Billy talks about topics from Data Access to 3D interfaces.

Book Excerpt: Agile Software Development, 2nd ed.

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 30, 2006 1

In this updated classic on Agile software development, Alistair Cockburn adds reflections from five more years of practice and research. InfoQ brings you Chapter 1, in which he's compared software development with another team-cooperative game - rock climbing - and two common comparison partners, engineering and model building, in order to explore alternate ways of thinking about the work we do.

2nd Edition of Alistair Cockburn's Classic Book Published

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 27, 2006

Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game (2nd ed.) by Alistair Cockburn launched this week, adding new insights in several new "Evolution" chapters. This seminal book for Agile practitioners is now expanded, addressing timely topics like: the controversial relationship between Agile methods and user experience design, Agile and CMMI, and writing "custom contracts."

Interview: Ivar Jacobson on the UP, UML, MDA, and the future of methodologies

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 24, 2006 5

Ivar Jacobson, one of the creators of the Unified Process, UML, and use cases, introduces his vision for a next generation development methodology that is both agile and comprehensive like the Unified Process (UP). His vision includes 'Intelligent Agents' which make customization recommendations based on tool usage patterns. Jacobson also talks about his views on UML, MDA, AOP, and the future.

Why 1994 and 1998 CHAOS Stats Differ Widely

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Oct 03, 2006 13

Jim Johnson, creator of the CHAOS Chronicles on project failure, answers a question outstanding after our August interview: How does he explain the amazing change in cost overrun from 189% in 1994 to 69% in 1998? Apparently Standish planned to publish a CHAOS report in 1996 but held it back due to these unexpected results. Johnson shares what their research revealed happened.

Practitioners Adapt Agile to Local Constraints

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Sep 21, 2006

Some people think they can only be Agile with small, co-located teams and full management support, but most teams aren't that lucky. So, should they should give up on Agile techniques? Scott Ambler's answer is a resounding "No!" His Dr. Dobbs article "Imperfectly Agile: You Too Can Be Agile!" outlines how Agilists overcome common challenges that others use as excuses for not being Agile.

Presentation: Jeff Sutherland on The Roots of Scrum

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Sep 20, 2006 1

Jeff Sutherland, an Agile Manifesto signatory, ran the first Scrum at Easel Corp. in 1993. At JAOO 2005 he covered the history of Scrum from its inception to its impact at Easel, Fuji-Xerox, Honda, WildCard, Lexus, Google. Along the way Sutherland shared interesting stories & looked at Scrum types A, B, and "all at once" type C, reminding listeners that cultural change is the hard part of Scrum.

Series: Churchill, the Agile PM

by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Jun 14, 2006

Mark Kozak-Holland is the author of the book "Churchill's Adaptive Enterprise: Lessons for Business Today". In his Gannthead.com series, he studies Churchill's history and habits, and draws parallels between events in World War II and today's business challenges. In episode 2, Mr. Churchill inherits his "project" from hell...

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