• Pair Programming Is No Panacea

    by Wes Higbee on  Jun 09, 2016 3

    Is pair programming all that it's cracked up to be? Contrary to popular belief, pairing can lead to a decrease in creativity, groupthink, inappropriate feedback, and can be demoralizing. Wes Higbee explores why it definitely shouldn't be mandated, and why you should consider other options where it could be beneficial.

  • Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

    by Ste Nadin on  Jun 04, 2016

    Fujitsu UK is using a large number of processes and methods which have developed over the period of many years. Looking for a way of combining agile and traditional methods, they became aware of SEMAT and the Essence Kernel. This article explores how they applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, and used it to look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

  • Building a Team with Complementary Testing Skills

    by Sanjay Zalavadia on  May 23, 2016

    Imagine meeting with a group to implement a high-level test strategy, then coming back in six months and finding there has been little progress because the director-level executives have been trying to staff projects. I wish I could tell you this was uncommon. Today we'll talk about how the delivery team can acquire all the skills it needs to release software when the number of testers are low.

Taking Agile to Marketing: Process, Teams, and Success Stories

Posted by Bhoomi Mehta on  May 07, 2016

Agile Marketing, as a concept, has been talked about quite a lot in the recent past and it is much more than just a hot new buzzword. The author explains how effective is it and why we need it.

Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Hybrid Agile” Method?

Posted by Mirco Hering on  May 04, 2016

There are dozens of Agile methods nowadays and more and more often we hear about Hybrid Agile, but what does that mean? The author presents some thoughts on what Hybrid Agile actually means. 2

Unfreezing an Organization

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Apr 30, 2016

Ahmad Fahmy provides an authentic retrospective of a large scale agile transformation at a large bank, looking at what worked, what didn't and lessons which can be applied at other organizations. 6

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Ten Ways to Successfully Fail your Agility

Posted by Oren Kdoshim and Ilan Kirschenbaum on  Apr 13, 2016

This article provides 10 ways to successfully fail your agility. By replacing these practices with ones that do the opposite, you will increase agility and improve the odds of being successful.

Q&A on the Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2016

The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. 1

Test Management Revisited

Posted by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

Agile, with cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

Posted by Abby Bangser on  Apr 01, 2016

When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on developing team behaviors.

The Lean Business Analysis Manifesto Explained

Posted by David Morris on  Mar 25, 2016

David Morris explains the Lean Business Analysis Manifesto how Lean Business Analysis responds to the ever-increasing pace of change in an age of digital disruption.

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