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  • Predictable Agile Delivery

    by Russ Lewis on  Nov 09, 2016

    Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play: encouraging the development of predictability; understanding the needs of their teams; and rolling-up their sleeves to clear the blockages themselves or by escalating the problem promptly and responsibly.

  • How to Boost Your Skills to Become a Better Developer

    by Houssam Fakih & Boris Gonnot on  Nov 03, 2016

    Katas are great for learning new skills or to improve existing ones but don't address the intensity we face at work when there is a raging fire such as a deadline, release date, fixing a bug in huge legacy code, etc. This article covers the skills of good developers and highlights changing your training approach to improve your skills for high-intensity and challenging environments.

  • Q&A with the Author on "Designing the Requirements”, an Alternative Approach

    by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Nov 02, 2016

    In the book “Designing the Requirements: Building Applications that the User Wants and Needs”, the author Chris Britton proposes an alternative path that goes from understanding the requirements to deliver spot on solutions.

But is it Safe?

Posted by Gary K. Evans on  Oct 31, 2016

While it is rare to hear the question, "Is this software safe?", the safety aspects of software are becoming increasingly important. How can developers improve the safety of the software they develop?

Actionable Agile Tools

Posted by Jeff Campbell on  Oct 27, 2016

Many people find the world of Agile too full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. Campbell presents some ideas and tools you can try out immediately. 1

Agile Manufacturing: Not the Oxymoron You Might Think

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Oct 26, 2016

Digital manufacturers start with the customer and deliver creatively on market opportunities, whatever they happen to be. Profits are a consequence of providing value to customers, not the goal.

How to Successfully Install Agile/DevOps in Asia

Posted by Tsuyoshi Ushio on  Oct 22, 2016

Installing Agile / DevOps in Asia is very difficult. This article presents five steps to help overcome the cultural barriers and be successful. 2

An Introduction to Modern Agile

Posted by Joshua Kerievsky on  Oct 20, 2016

Modern Agile is four guiding principles that define a simpler, safer, speedier way to achieve awesome results. It has no roles, rituals or anointed practices. You choose how to act on the principles. 3

Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Oct 19, 2016

The Kanban-Ace Framework welcomes Scrum, and helps teams improve their level of agility. This article introduces the Akashi Bridge, a new Kanban-Ace tool for Scrum teams. 1

Agile Development at the Enterprise Level: Misconceptions That Jeopardize Success

Posted by Ruth Zive on  Oct 15, 2016

Companies struggle with Agile in the face of compliance demands, long funding cycles, and complexity. Are user stories enough? BAs irrelevant? Working around these misconceptions is key to success.

Teaching Modern Software Development Techniques at University

Posted by Robert Chatley on  Oct 11, 2016

Imperial College London is providing students with relevant skills for industrial software engineering careers, and teaching tools and techniques for professional developer working in a modern team. 3

Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

Posted by Matthew Skelton, Victoria Morgan-Smith on  Oct 10, 2016

Matthew Skelton and Victoria Morgan-Smith discuss how to use internal conferences to boost your organisation’s social capital, the currency by which relationships flourish and businesses thrive.

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