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  • My Experience as a QA in Scrum

    by Priyanka Hasija on  Jul 17, 2012 33

    The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team. She explains how QAs not only perform agile tests but also fill many other roles and responsibilities, earning them a place of importance on the team.

  • Interview with Simon Baker, Author of No Bull

    by Marta Jasinska on  May 28, 2012 2

    InfoQ has interviewed Simon Baker, cofounder of Energized Work and the 2009 recipient of the Agile Alliance Gordon Pask Award, author of the "No bull" publication on the past 12 years of Agile.

  • Agile Adoption – Vital Behaviours and Influence Strategies

    by Steve Rogalsky on  Dec 01, 2011

    Steve is interested in uncovering better ways to deliver successful projects regardless of whether or not those ways are ‘agile’. After reading "Influencer, the Power to Change Anything" he found a set of behaviours and influence strategies that are helpful for giving projects the best chance for success and also for helping teams transition to agile.

Laurent Bossavit: Agile Ten Years On

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jul 28, 2011

Laurent Bossavit discusses the importance of learning from history and reflects on the historical influences that have contributed to emergence of agile practices and techniques, and their impact. 6

Git, Gerrit Review and Jenkins or Hudson CI Servers

Posted by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 10, 2011

This article shows how to set up Gerrit with Jenkins/Hudson, allowing you to propose changes and have those proposals automatically compiled/tested/verified before a human review even starts. 10

Interview: William E. Perry - Author iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2011

In this interview, Ben Linders explores with author William E. Perry his motivation for writing the book iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team and the challenges teams face and learn to deal with.

The Art of Creating Whole Teams: how agile has changed the way we work with our customers

Posted by Angela Martin on  Mar 15, 2011

Angela Martin provides advice on practices which encourage team collaboration and cohesion, with some ideas on how to create truly cross functional collaborative teams. 2

Breaking Down Walls, Building Bridges, and Takin’ Out the Trash

Posted by Lisamarie Babik and Richard Sheridan on  Dec 22, 2010

Agile Team Rooms can help double the productivity of an Agile Team. The most common approach the Caves and Commons. At Menlo they do things differently and Lisamarie Babik has documented their setup. 9

Use of Kanban in the Operations Team at Spotify

Posted by Michael Prokop, Mattias Jansson on  Sep 14, 2010

Mattias Jansson, Operations Engineer at Spotify, discusses the adoption of Kanban by the Spotify Operations team and experiences gained during the implementation and use of Kanban. 1

Skills for Scrum Agile Teams

Posted by Prasad Prabhakaran on  Jul 26, 2010

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

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

Agile Teamwork: The Leadership - Self-management Dilemma

Posted by Rowan McCann on  Jan 05, 2010

Self-managed teams are unstable and are successful when the ‘Leadership – Self-Management’ dilemma is understood and dealt with. 5

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