While the agile community has come up with refreshingly new approaches to scale agile methods, these models still seem to fall short in addressing the organizational complexity around large projects. This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects.
This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of the discipline of agile coaching. She explains how using biased views can help us to look out wider and farther to develop a "Yes AND" approach, combining SAFe with Scrum.
A practical approach to implementing eXtreme Programming as a methodology. This article first sets the stage regarding the values, roles, plan & manage, and design & development principles of XP are. Then it discusses a personal experience from an Agile Coach perspective implementing eXtreme Programming followed by recommendations, and conclusion.
David Josephsen recently published this book which contains best practices, lessons in operational theory focused on the usage of Nagios, and practical guidance for implementing Nagios. 2
Implementing Domain Driven Design, has brought clarity to an important but little understood area of software design. As a measure of Software Design literature, Vaughn's work is educational and fun.
Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
Capers Jones compares the effectiveness of Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics. 19
Most boilerplate code stems from repetitive implementation of design patterns that are so well-understood that they could be implemented automatically if we had a way to teach it to compilers. 8
To refactor legacy code, the ideal is to have a suite of unit tests to prevent regressions. However it's not always that easy. This article describes a methodology to safely refactor legacy code. 7
Last month we introduced Simon Cropp’s Notify Property Weaver. Since then we’ve had a chance to talk with Simon about IL weaving in general and his other project, the extensible AOP tool Fody.
In this IEEE article, authors talks about how a codesign methodology using modeling can benefit exascale computing systems with improved performance, power efficiency, and reliability.
Testing is an important means to obtain information about code. What is common for code, can't be neglected for software architecture. This is where software architecture assessment comes to help. 2