How can you combine Scrum with a project constrained by a fixed price and completion date? Tim van Baarsen discusses his experience of completing a fixed-everything tender through continuing to work with Scrum behind the scenes.
Yesterday, a developer on the Jenkins project accidentally triggered a force push on the GitHub repositories that store the Git repositories for the Jenkins codebase, wiping out several months of commits. InfoQ looks at what happened and what needs to prevent this re-occuring in the future.
On November 14 and 15 the SEPG Europe 2013 conference will be held in Amsterdam. The conference program covers experience stories and presentations on using the Capability Maturity Model Integrated™ (CMMI) in agile environments. InfoQ will cover this conference, and did interviews about how the CMMI can support agile adoption and the focus of the SEPG Europe conference.
Last week finalized elections for the open seats with the Java Community Process (JCP) Executive Committee (EC). Receiving the most votes this year for the elected positions is the Eclipse Foundation, which will hold its seat for a two year term within the voting body.
Working in an agile team can sometimes be stressful, when the needs of the customers are unclear, if there is a lot of work to be done, or when team members are having difficulties doing their work. You might ask the question if having fun could reduce the feelings of stress, increase motivation, or increase productivity? And if that is true, then what can you do to have more fun in agile teams?
The Scrum Holy War warns about the religious fervor of Scrum and why it won’t save your company.
Simplicity, feedback, communication, respect and courage, these eXtreme Programming (XP) values still inspire the team of the XP Days Benelux 2013 conference. InfoQ did an interview with two of the conference hosts, Merlijn van Minderhout and Pascal Van Cauwenberghe, about new developments in agile, successful agile transformations and the needs of European organizations in agile adoption.
There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…
Scrum.org announced that it is no longer mandatory to do a Professional Software Developer 1 course to do the PSD 1 assessment and become certified.
Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…
A recent Gartner blog raised the issue of Agile projects driving "death march" behavior as each iteration becomes a drive to deliver more and more.
Google has open sourced Espresso, an Android automated testing framework that enables one to run tests on x86 machines in the cloud in a multi-threaded environment, solving the concurrency issues associated with UI testing.
The 8th annual QCon London (March 5-7) has been announced and registration is open! QCon London has become a mainstay conference for the UK and European software development community. This year continues in our tradition of practitioner-driven high quality content with over 15 tracks and 100 speakers. Register before November 6 & Save £415.
Coming to decisions about which products to build or which features to add to existing products can be difficult. The lean startup approach can help to get insight into the needs of customers, and to build a sustainable business around a set of products and services that serves those needs. How can enterprises adopt the lean startup approach to become more innovative and competitive?
Why do well-tuned, bad systems usually outperform less mature, better systems? Facebook's Keith Adams answers this question in his keynote at the 7th annual QCon San Francisco (Nov 11-15). The full conference schedule is now live with registrations 40% ahead of last year. With only three weeks left before the event, there is still time to save $400 if you register before Oct 25th.