Angela Martin earned her PhD examining how agile methods work in practice and what is different about this way of working. She shares some of the key practices which organisations can implement to increase their likelihood of successful cultural change through creating Whole Teams - truly cross functional collaborative teams working well together to deliver products which meet customer's needs
Johanna Rothman reflects on her journey to pragmatic agility. She discusses the way in which agile practices work together to improve project outcomes, and how this is not restricted to software development. She challenges teams to embrace the transparency that agile brings and stop talking about becoming agile and start doing it properly.
Mike Cohn reflects on the changes in software development over the last 10 years, as agile has gone from fringe to mainstream and his hopes that we will move from seeing agile as something different or special, to being simply the way we work. In the same way that the Magna Carta influences our lives without being in the forefront of thinking so the Agile Manifesto should fade into the background
James Coplien looks at the Agile Manifesto as a checkpoint in the cycle of fashion and change, and a tool that became an instrument of broad mainstream acceptance of prevailing technical practices. 4
Stephen J Mellor is one of the original signatories of the Manifesto. His focus is on the use of models in software development works to overcome the perceived conflict between Agile and modelling. 6
Chris Matts who has been part of the Agile Conference submission review team gives advice to submitters of Agile 2011 candidate sessions on how improve their changes of acceptance. 1
More development teams are putting testing front and center, and using TDD. Lisa Crispin covers how attitude and curiosity have shaped her career and kept her passion for testing software fresh. 3
This article covers Apache Shindig, an OpenSocial implementation which can be used to alleviate issues with implementing OpenSocial gadgets like proprietary APIs and different OpenSocial versions.
Our panel of leading experts explores some of the challenges and thought processes that go into making their apps as scalable and performant as possible. 1
"So you want to be a famous Agilist?" The 2007 AgileAdvert contest winner was announced at Agile2007 last week: it is "Matthew", sadly a victim of "Developer Abuse". See all the winners here!