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  • Cynefin 101 – Shared Context and Sense Making

    by Greg Brougham on  Apr 04, 2015

    The Cynefin model can be used in different ways; for categorisation which is useful from a situational perspective; for contextualisation which is useful in taking a rain check point and deciding what you want to do and also from a dynamics perspective. This article examines the situation where there is a need to make sense of situation as we have found that there are a large number of issues.

  • A Fast Story Point Estimation Process

    by Mary Ann Michaels on  Apr 02, 2015

    Estimating story points can be a tedious process. So tedious in fact that some teams abandon doing story points to help predict their velocity. Instead of letting go of this valid way to predict upcoming work, how about finding a way to make the process of estimating points much faster? Not only faster, but FUN! Yes, story point estimation and fun in the same paragraph!

  • Key Takeaway Points and Lessons Learned from QCon London 2015

    by Abel Avram on  Apr 01, 2015

    This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon London 2015 as blogged and tweeted by QCon's 1,200 attendees. Over the course of the next 4 months, InfoQ will be publishing most of the conference sessions online, including more then 25 video interviews that were recorded by the InfoQ editorial team.

Creating a Creative and Innovative Culture at Scale

Posted by Matti Klasson on  Mar 31, 2015

Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4

Creating a Mobile Development Strategy for 2015

Posted by Fima Katz on  Mar 30, 2015

Now that 2015 is underway, it’s time to consider a mobile strategy framework for a prosperous year. We will be discussing some key points to consider as you plan your strategy for a successful future.

Probabilistic Project Sizing Using Randomized Branch Sampling (RBS)

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Mar 29, 2015

If you don't want to analyze all user stories in your project in order to estimate size then Randomized Branch Sampling can be used for portfolio related decisions and quotations on prospect projects.

Making Agile Deliver Good Software

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 27, 2015

Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters, focusing on architecture to improve collaboration and using technology to avoid organizational problems.

Intro to .NET Unit & Integration Testing with SpecsFor

Posted by Matt Honeycutt on  Mar 25, 2015

Matt Honeycutt introduces SpecsFor, a .NET unit and integration test framework, explaining how to set it up, how to create the first tests, and provides a few hints on advanced usage scenarios. 4

I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile?

Posted by Pierluigi Pugliese on  Mar 23, 2015

This article introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in management literature, a richer one than servant leadership: host leadership. A metaphor that is more useful for a modern agile organisation. 2

Refactoring Coderetreats: In Search of Simple Design

Posted by David Parsons on  Mar 20, 2015

Developers across the globe attend coderetreats to learn from each other and refine their software design skills, but how do they work? What do people say about them? How can we make them even better? 3

Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

Posted by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.

Q&A on Conscious Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown.

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