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  • The Original Sin of Software Metrics

    by Chen Ping on  Jun 05, 2014 3

    This article argues it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process. Using a fictitious scenario, this article explains the reasons why it is wrong, the damages it may cause, and offers some alternatives for managing software development.

  • Using SEMAT in Agile Adoption

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 03, 2014

    The article Agile and SEMAT-Perfect Partners describes what the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile. InfoQ interviewed Ivan Jacobson and Ian Spence about what SEMAT is and how agile teams can use it, and on combining Essence from SEMAT with other software engineering frameworks like SAFe, CMMI, etc.

  • Taking Back Agile

    by Ben Linders on  May 29, 2014

    Tim Ottinger's blog post I want Agile back earlier this year led to discussions in the agile community about the way that organizations are adopting agile and the services that the industry provides to supports them. Together with Ruud Wijnands he started "take back agile" which focuses on technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.

An interview with Matt Winn on JP Morgan’s Agile Transformation

Posted by Stuart Turner on  May 27, 2014

Matt Winn, from J.P. Morgan’s securities group, Singapore describes his own perspective of using Large-Scale Scrum to create significant change within a tier-one financial services firm.

Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.

From MDM to MDM: From Managing Devices to Apps to Data

Posted by Jesus Rodriguez on  May 22, 2014

Mobile operations management is one of the top priorities of modern enterprise and after establishing solutions for device management, the next challenge is to manage and secure mobile business data.

5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Agile Engineering Practices Today

Posted by Debbie Madden on  May 20, 2014

Companies that master the art of building software will have a great competitive advantage. Learn 5 ways your business can use Agile Engineering Practices to gain this competitive edge. 3

Q&A on the Book: The Agile Culture - Leading through Trust and Ownership

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 17, 2014

The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations. 3

Towards Agile CMMI Level 3: Requirement Development and Verification

Posted by Víctor Javier Jara López & Nicolás Afonso Alonso on  May 16, 2014

This article shows how to do requirement development in agile environments, covering concepts and offering examples of how an agile team could run CMMI for Development targeted at level 3.

Agile Research

Posted by Professor Orit Hazzan & Sergey Tozik on  May 14, 2014

The article applies the Agile Principles to the field of qualitative academic research, with the emphasis on conducting the investigation using the Grounded Theory Methodology 4

Distributed Agile: 8 ways to get more from your distributed teams

Posted by Keith Richards on  May 07, 2014

Keith Richards looks at how to succeed with agile in a distributed context. His findings are sometimes surprising and he asserts that to some extent nearly all work is ‘distributed’ in some form.

*-Driven* do not change anything

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  May 02, 2014

Michał Bartyzel challenges the need to master a *Driven* approach to be Software Professional. These might be: DDD, TDD, BDD, MDD or other frameworks which can be responsible for cognitive biases. 7

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