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  • Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

    by Sander Hoogendoorn on  Jul 05, 2014

    There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects. Because executing sprints as small projects often does not lead to the desired results, it is more effective to apply a backlog-item-oriented workflow and to treat sprints as iterations.

  • Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014 1

    Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices using data from Rally’s Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. InfoQ interviewed Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley about their collaboration, measurements from the study, conclusions from the analysis and plans for further research.

  • How to Ideate? Be a Hunter

    by Jeremy Stanton on  Jun 30, 2014 3

    Having a hard time choosing an idea for a business? Have no ideas or worried your ideas are no good? You're in good company. Nearly every first idea is bad. It's not about the ideas but about the process. Keep at it. When you miss, learn from it and take another shot. Study your prey. Be an idea hunter.

Making an Impact on 7000 Orphanages

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Jun 28, 2014

Ahmad presents a set of techniques that can be applied in strategic workshops or an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of a workshop where these techniques were used in Egypt.

Book Review: Integration Testing from the Trenches

Posted by Victor Grazi on  Jun 27, 2014

In this important and thorough treatise “Integration Testing from the Trenches” Nicolas Frankel starts from basics and develops integration testing with a casual formalism that's intuitive and fun.

Agile Architecture Applied

Posted by Wim Heemskerk & Minze Tolsma on  Jun 23, 2014

When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article shows how you can give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials. 3

Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.

Book Review and Q&A of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 16, 2014

An interview about applying strength-based techniques like appreciative inquiry, solution focused, positive deviance and 5-why's with Lean Six Sigma, and measuring performance in organizations.

The Agile Organisation: Are You Ready for Revolution?

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jun 14, 2014

The Agile Organisation: Can Agile really deliver at scale and for the whole organisation; are people ready to make the changes necessary, and do the products and processes on offer deliver results? 7

Video Lesson Introducing Scrum and Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 09, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.

The Original Sin of Software Metrics

Posted by Chen Ping on  Jun 05, 2014

This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3

Using SEMAT in Agile Adoption

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 03, 2014

An interview covering what Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile.

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