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  • Shaping Big Data Through Constraints Analysis

    by Carlos Bueno on  May 12, 2015

    In this article, author Carlos Bueno describes a method for analyzing constraints on the shape and flow of data in systems. He talks about the factors useful for system analysis like working set & average transaction sizes, request & update rates, consistency, locality, computation, and latency. He also discusses big data architecture details of two use cases, movie streaming and face recognition.

  • How Agile Has Changed Test Management

    by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

    Agile methods have many traditional test management activities built into them. With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, the nature of test management is changing. We have to question whether the role of Test Manager should exist in effective agile organisations and how the activities which have long made up the role are divested?

  • Interview and Book Review: BDD In Action

    by Craig Smith on  May 10, 2015 3

    "BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests.

Emotion and Cognition

Posted by Michael de la Maza and David Benz on  May 07, 2015

Agile values "individuals and interactions over processes and tools." Understanding individuals and how they interact requires emotional intelligence - insight into how and why they make decisions. 2

Continuous Quality and the Cloud: How You Should Be Testing Mobile Apps

Posted by Eran Kinsbruner on  May 05, 2015

Cloud based test labs provide an infrastructure to automatically test your software on a great number of devices. Leverage this in your build to reach to goal of continuous quality.

Staying Connected When Working Remote

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 04, 2015

Working remote can give you freedom and independence as you can work when and where you want. But working alone and being distant from people can result in loneliness and make you feel disconnected.

The Swiss Army Knife for Technical Leads

Posted by Luca Mezzalira on  May 01, 2015

Working as Technical Lead is very exciting, every day you have new challenges, new problems to solve and a lot of satisfactions. Here are some tips order to help improve and empower your teams. 3

Why Companies Need to do a Better Job of Prioritizing Features

Posted by Tirrell Payton on  Apr 29, 2015

Why companies need to do a better job of prioritizing features. When everything is high priority, nothing is high priority, and we fall into a miasma of finger pointing and misplaced expectations.

Total Talent Management: A Systems Approach to Agility

Posted by Jas Chong on  Apr 27, 2015

Core HRM responsibilities normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.

Q&A with Sandro Mancuso about The Software Craftsman

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 25, 2015

The book The Software Craftsman contains stories, examples and practical advice for software developers and other project professionals to achieve technical excellence and customer satisfaction. 1

Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons : Video Review and Interview

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Apr 23, 2015

Tommy Norman’s Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons training videos help beginners to understand the basic agile and Scrum concepts. The video sessions use animations to explain the concepts.

Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2015

Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities.

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