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  • Q and A on The Scrum Culture

    Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that are using Scrum. He published the findings of his research, together with principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply these principles and a case study of a Scrum transformation, in the book The Scrum Culture.

  • Q&A on the Book More Fearless Change

    The book More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen by Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising provides patterns that can be used to drive change in organizations in a sustainable way. It contains updated descriptions of the 48 patterns from the book Fearless Change and provides 15 new patterns.

  • What We Do and Don't Know about Software Development Effort Estimation

    In this article, author talks about how to improve the accuracy of software development effort estimations. He suggests to use relevant historical data improve estimation accuracy and to avoid early estimates based on incomplete information. He also discusses how to measure and predict productivity in software projects.

  • Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

    Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices using data from Rally’s Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. InfoQ interviewed Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley about their collaboration, measurements from the study, conclusions from the analysis and plans for further research.

  • Agile Research

    The article applies the Agile Principles to the field of qualitative academic research, with the emphasis on conducting the investigation using the Grounded Theory Methodology. An “Agile Research” approach identifies the “customers” of the research, delivers publication draft at the end of short iterations, and carries out the research in sprints that focus on defined research activities.

  • Sustainable Architectural Design Decisions

    Software architects must create designs that can endure throughout software evolution. In this article, based on a research study the authors discuss the criteria that can help architects assess architectural design decisions’ sustainability. They describe the challenges to achieving sustainable decisions, criteria for such decisions, solutions they tried, and lessons learned.

  • The Essence of Software Engineering: Book Review and Interview with Ivar Jacobson

    The essence of software engineering introduces the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative, and describes how it can be used in software development to understand and improve the way of working. It uses agile principles to support self-organizing teams in adopting agile and lean development practices. An interview with Ivar Jacobson, one of the authors and leaders of SEMAT.

  • Designing a World at Your Fingertips: A Look at Mobile User Interfaces

    User interface (UI) is a critical component of any successful mobile application. In this article, Forrest Shull presents his interview discussion with Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers about mobile UI principles and other areas of ongoing research including multiple devices, privacy and security, and voice. He also talks about the challenges when developing mobile user interfaces.

  • The Elephant in the Room: Using Brain Science to Enhance Working Relationships

    The new brain science (social neuroscience, positive psychology, and imaging techniques) give us tools for understanding and enhancing the ability of men and women to work together. Companies like Deloitte & Touche and IBM have seen financial results including increased retention of women by training their managers to use gender intelligence.