As developers, we all have preferences in the tools we use for work: a powerful machine, one (or two) large screens, having the freedom to choose our OS, our IDE, etc Yet in most companies, we rarely pay the the same level of attention to keyboards.
Productivity depends on the ability to concentrate and to keep that concentration long enough to advance towards your goals and get results. This article explores three strategies to save willpower energy and increase the ability to concentrate, and shows what pieces of Scrum work for which of the three strategies to increase productivity.
Mik Kersten, creator of Mylyn, discusses the evolution of the software lifecycle and developer productivity. He explains how to leverage Agile & DevOps when scaling to large teams needed to build today’s complex software and how to create a first-class software delivery tool chain.
The Internet of Things will seriously impact the economy at large and worker productivity by introducing a host of new solutions, from remote mobile device management to commute adjustments.
How we used Daniel Pink’s principles of Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to create a happier and more productive workplace. We translated his principles into real strategies, trials and experiments.
The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.
The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies which help you to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development.
Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1
Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1
A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles. An interview about agile principles, change, collaboration, and benefits of using agile.
The skills needed to be hyper-productive in an agile project differ from those required by a traditional one. This article identifies behavioral and technical skills required to give a team that edge. 16