Working remotely presents a unique set of challenges for web developers. However, by using the right tools and taking a ‘remote first’ attitude, you’ll find yourself being more productive than teams working face-to-face. Here are 10 tools for bug tracking, collaborative coding and knowledge management.
In this IEEE article, authors provide an overview of current technologies for crowdsourcing in software development. They talk about the requirements, current practice and trends in collaborative platforms.
Agile Team Rooms can help double the productivity of an Agile Team. Most people are familiar with the Caves and Commons approach where the team has a common area on the inside of the room and private desks on the outside. Some teams dispense with the private spaces in the room, but few go as far as Menlo dispensing with the rooms altogether.
Feature teams are key to scaling agility for large teams. In an excerpt from "Scaling Lean and Agile Development," Larman & Vodde show how feature teams resolve traditional problems & raise new issues 2
The "self organising team" paradigm demands new skills of team members – people skills they may not already possess. Here are some strategies and resources leaders can use to impart these skills. 2
Given their increasing frequency, the ability to effectively facilitate meetings utilizing teleconferences and desktop sharing tools is an important skill. This article offers tips and tricks. 13
A bare Agile teamroom is not enough - the comforts left behind in our traditional spaces were there for good reasons. Several experienced coaches offer advice on creating team spaces that work. 8
Sometimes, a new requirement is actually a changed business rule. James Taylor looks at how a business rules engine can help Agile teams work more effectively in certain situations.
Retrospectives are traditionally held at the end of a project - too late to help. Agile teams need retrospectives that are iterative and incremental, so improvement can start as soon as possible.