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  • Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

    An interview with Gojko Adzic, David Evans and Tom Roden on why they wrote this book, how quantifying quality can support testing, balancing trust levels when testing large and complex systems, why automating manual tests is almost always a bad idea, on using production metrics in testing, how to reduce or prevent duplication in test code, and on upcoming books in the fifty quick ideas series.

  • Q&A on Test Driven Development and Code Smells with James Grenning

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 19, 2015

    InfoQ interviewed James Grenning about why people are not doing technical practices sufficiently or well enough, why he thinks that TDD can be fun, the importance of unit tests, why programmers need to have a good nose for code smells and how they can become better in discovering "bad code”.

  • Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

    by Sven Peters on  Apr 14, 2015 1

    Software developers spend a tremendous amount of time and energy focused on how to build the best possible products. We obsess over what web framework to use or whether to go with a NoSQL or SQL database. While these questions are important, they often neglect to address an equally important aspect of software development: culture.

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

Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb & Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1

Creating a Culture of Quality

Posted by Jonathan Levene on  Sep 18, 2014

We all want to delight customers with a quality product, and many companies focus on process to reach quality goals. But culture eats process for breakfast. How do you create a culture of quality?

Improving Data Management with the DMM

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 15, 2014

The CMMI Institute has launched the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model. It can be used to improve data management, helping organizations to bridge the gap between business and IT.

Seven Changes to Remove Waste From Your Software Development Process

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Jul 21, 2014

A story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house with seven major changes that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process. 4

Building Better Search Engines by Measuring Search Quality

Posted by Ellen M. Voorhees, Paul Over, Ian Soboroff on  Jul 06, 2014

Search engines are developed using standard sets of test cases to measure the effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about TREC project used to measure quality of search results.

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

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

Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Apr 07, 2014

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14

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