10th State of Agile Survey

by Ben Linders on  Sep 17, 2015

The 10th annual state of agile survey is open through October 2, 2015. The survey explores the worldwide adoption of agile.

Business Case for Diversity in Organizations

by Ben Linders on  Sep 12, 2015

There is a positive correlation between diversity and financial performance and in an inclusive workplace, employees are more engaged which is crucial for retention and performance says Regina Chien. Having a diversity of thought and life experiences is going to help engineers create the best products.

State of Testing 2015 Report is Published

by Ben Linders on  Jul 02, 2015 3

The state of testing 2015 report shares results from this year's testing survey that was organized by Joel Montvelisky from PractiTest and Lalit Bhamare from Tea-Time with Testers. It provides insights in the adoption of test techniques and practices, test automation, and the challenges that testers are facing. InfoQ did an interview with the organizers of the survey.

Jurgen Appelo Proposes the Chunking Productivity Technique

by Savita Pahuja on  Apr 16, 2015 1

Jurgen Appelo proposes a new technique of work management called the chunking technique intended to increase productivity.

Scrum for Individuals

by Savita Pahuja on  Feb 15, 2015

Usage of Scrum for individuals or one person projects.

Delivering More Software Without Adding People

by Ben Linders on  Jun 26, 2014

As the need for software products and services increases organizations look for ways to increase their capacity. Often organizations decide to scale up by adding more people. Some question this approach and suggest alternative ways to be able to deliver more software without adding people.

Concerns about Measuring Velocity for Team Improvement

by Ben Linders on  Apr 03, 2014

Agile teams measure the velocity of their sprints. It helps them to plan and track their progress and provides insight for product owners to plan product releases. Can teams also use velocity data when they want to improve themselves? Several authors have written about velocity and shared their concerns on measuring velocity to improve the productivity of teams.

Winning with DevOps

by Aslan Brooke on  May 26, 2013

Rebel Labs recently released a productivity report indicating DevOps is a key initiative for 2013 with tangible benefits for engineers, managers, and businesses. The report includes findings in the following categories: the work week, application failures/responses, tools, and software releases.

ZeroTurnaround Acquires Javeleon

by Victor Grazi on  Mar 22, 2013 2

Java software tools maker ZeroTurnaround has acquired Javeleon, a Denmark based startup that produces a product related to ZeroTurnaround's popular JRebel dynamic Java class-reloading tool.

JustCode Q3 - Improve Productivity by Reducing Keystrokes

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 19, 2012

JustCode Q3 ships with several new features which enables developers to minimize coding by automating frequently used tasks and thereby improving productivity.

Enhance Productivity with Visual Studio 2012 Power Tools

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 12, 2012

Microsoft recently released Power Tools for Visual Studio 2012 with three new features to enhance developers productivity.

The Exact Science of Communication Patterns

by Marta Jasinska on  May 04, 2012

Alex "Sandy" Pentland, professor of MIT, talks about his experiments with sociometric badges in context of teams productivity in his interview for Harvard Business Review. His research can help in defining optimal communication patters that will make you and your team members more efficient and more satisfied at work.

Seven Options for Handling Interruptions on Agile Teams

by Craig Smith on  Jan 26, 2012 1

Interruptions are something that every team has to deal with and, if not managed appropriately, they can potentially have a detrimental affect on their ability to deliver. In a recent post on the Agile Advice blog, Mishkin Berteig described seven options that teams could consider to deal with interruptions when using Scrum or iterative Agile approaches.

Too Much Technology?

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Jan 23, 2012 4

As technologists we often never question how technology is affecting us and our world. This interview with Eric Brende presents an a different view on progress, innovation and technology.

Enabling and Sustaining High Performing Teams

by Shane Hastie on  Nov 06, 2011

Agile practices should foster high-performance self-organizing teams. It is important that high-performance equals value delivery, to ensure that the team solves the right problem. It is also important to create an environment where high-performance can flourish which requires thinking and action at a management level. We examine three commentators perspectives on enabling high performance.

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