Why are some teams successful while others are less than stellar? Can teams use processes to do their work? How can managers help teams to become better? And do we need incentives to improve the quality of software? InfoQ did an interview with Simon Brown about sustainable competence for continuous improvement, balancing people and processes, and software quality and architecture.
Why would you want to use measurements if you are adopting agile? Because top executives would like to know how projects will turn out before spending money on them, and measuring results helps to improve future predictions. Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams.
A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles. An interview about agile principles, change, collaboration, and benefits of using agile.
Miko Matsumura discusses why people are pursuing SOA, whether SOA is dead, what SOA Governance is, the relationship to SOA itself, how it differs from management, and how SOA differs from integration. 12
The story of a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University, begun in 2004-2005: an apprentice shop where students and customers used Agile practices.