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  • Reflections on the Dare Festival – Melbourne, 2014

    by Anton Rossouw on  Dec 07, 2014

    Dare Festival Melbourne is a one-day fast paced event about workplace innovation, change and happiness - Anton summarises the talks with help from some visual recordings by Lynne Cazaly with Marcel Van Hove. Talks covered topics focusing on organisational change and leadership needed to create great places to work.

  • No Projects - Beyond Projects

    by Allan Kelly on  Dec 05, 2014 3

    Applying the project lifecycle model to software development complicates both and makes developing good software harder. Allan Kelly presents ideas on how to move beyond projects and into what he calls a Continuous Work, or Steady State Work Model.

  • #NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Dec 01, 2014 10

    Customers come to us with a new product idea and they always ask the questions - how long will it take and how much will it cost us to deliver? Reality is uncertain, yet we as software developers are expected to deliver new products with certainty. This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts.

Natural Course of Refactoring – a Refactoring Workflow

Posted by Mariusz Sieraczkiewicz on  Nov 30, 2014

This article provides ideas about how to approach refactoring based on the complexity and stability of the codebase (Feather's Quadrant) and proposes a refactoring process workflow 3

Building Relationships Between Agile Teams and Stakeholders

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 26, 2014

Results from neuroscience research can be used in our daily work to strengthen relationships in the workplace and improve collaboration between agile teams and their stakeholders.

Behavioral Analysis for Mobile Apps

Posted by Zac Aghion on  Nov 24, 2014

Mobile channels are getting more and more important - consequently, the concepts of website optimization and customer behavior analysis are being transferred to field of mobile applications.

Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals. Part 1

Posted by Michał Bartyzel on  Nov 22, 2014

All too often we that the business people we deal with do not know what they want, Michael presents some ideas on how to talk to them and how to explore their needs.

The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

Posted by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.

Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

Posted by Craig Smith on  Nov 17, 2014

"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

Q&A with Gojko Adzic on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2014

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.

Git and GitHub LiveLesson Review and Q&A with the Author

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 14, 2014

Git and GitHub LiveLessons is a video course based on a live workshop given by Peter Bell. Here, we present the course content and finally ask a few questions to the course's author.

Three Steps to Success in Delivering Your Offshore Project

Posted by Andy Jordan on  Nov 11, 2014

When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.

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