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  • Agile at the Office of Personnel Management

    by Richard Cheng on  Nov 30, 2010

    In its attempts to modernize retirement claims processing the Office of Personnel Management had several versions of this project cancelled. The most recent of which used "requirements, design, implement, and test cycles to develop the system. During the testing phases, serious issues became evident". In trying again the director said that they weren't going to repeat the mistakes of the past.

  • JetBrains Developer Tools

    by Michael Hunger on  Nov 25, 2010 5

    JetBrains is one of the few companies that thrives selling developer tools. In this interview you get some insight in their strategies, current and new products and future plans.

  • Introducing New Technology in Agile

    by Paritosh Ranjan on  Sep 14, 2010 5

    This article combines the case-study experience of the author and a general decision-making framework for agile teams facing the challenge of introducing a new technology, mid-stream in a project.

Confessions of A New Agile Developer

Posted by Rahul Sharma on  Sep 06, 2010

This short article is a first-person case history of someone taking up Agility for the first time. It covers the problems and reactions that are common to most teams and most developers. 13

The Story of a Project

Posted by Olivier Mallassi on  Sep 01, 2010

Olivier Mallassi shares a story of a typical software development project, some typical problems and what he learned from Tom Demarco about addressing those problems, and an alternative story.

Agile Finance: Story Point Cost

Posted by Christopher Goldsbury on  Aug 18, 2010

This article ties a rather abstract and developer centered concept (story points) to the real world of business (spreadsheets and ledgers). Making this connection is essential for management. 5

Fred Brooks on The Design of Design: Interview and Excerpt

Posted by Dave West on  Jun 30, 2010

A review of Frederick P. Brooks' latest book, The Design of Design. Few individuals have had as much influence on the 'practice' of software development, and his newest book adds valuable insights. 10

Enhanced Detection of Malware

Posted by Carlos Rozas, Hormuzd Khosravi, Divya Kolar Sunder,and Yuriy Bulygin on  Sep 30, 2009

This article discusses significant new threats to host agents, outlines a generic architecture for malware detection, based on enhanced cloud computing, and outlines enhanced computing solutions.

Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Sep 18, 2009

In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

The Hidden Face of Agile

Posted by Mukund Srinivasan on  Jun 23, 2009

This hidden side of an Agile transformation includes many soft skills that are at least as important as the more visible practices of Agile adoption. 4

Case study: Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform Use at CAS Software AG

Posted by Craig Wickesser on  Feb 01, 2009

Eclipse RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) in the real world is covered, in this case study which looks at how CAS Software AG used RAP on a recent new product offering. 3

Case study: Distributed Scrum Project for Dutch Railways

Posted by Marco Mulder and Martin van Vliet on  Aug 12, 2008

Success/failure with Scrum can hinge on how we adapt it. Here's the story of a successful, large, distributed Scrum project (already scrapped once under a traditional approach) with lessons learned. 11

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