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  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

  • Pair Painting

    by Victoria Morgan-Smith on  Mar 27, 2014 1

    Victoria was painting her kitchen last week and it got her thinking about pair programming. She and her partner have painted rooms together before, and they've ended up with something they've been really proud of, but when she did this alone, even though she has the skills and the knowledge, it didn't end up as good. She wondered why?

  • Agile in the Defense Industry

    by Jeff Plummer on  Oct 29, 2012

    The Defense Industry is often viewed as a very “non-Agile” culture. Teams, organized along strict hierarchical boundaries, seldom collaborate freely and are forced to communicate through the handoff of contract-specified artifacts. In this article, Jeff Plummer shares his experience with successfully applying Agile principles and practices to his team working in the Defense Industry.

Naresh Jain: Dealing with Change in an Evolving Contextual World

Posted by Naresh Jain on  Aug 24, 2011

Agile is a great starting place, it is important for organisations and teams to get the fundamentals right; just agile isn't enough for many problems today. Lean Startup is the next logical step. 8

Successfully Adopting Pair Programming

Posted by Jay Fields on  Mar 05, 2009

Jay fields shares several strategies to help you adopt pair programming so it sticks and is valuable. 8

Making TDD Stick: Problems and Solutions for Adopters

Posted by Mark Levison on  Jan 05, 2009

Teams in large organizations still struggle to adopt TDD. In this article Mark Levison shares problems he uncovered when he surveyed teams, and his own strategy to introduce TDD into an organization. 12

Book Review: Agile Adoption Patterns, A Roadmap to Organizational Success

Posted by Ryan Cooper on  Jul 21, 2008

With Agile adoption, context is everything: this book offers patterns and tools to help determine which practices most contribute to meeting your organization's goals. 2

Kent Beck on Agile Adoption & Values

Posted by Kurt Christensen on  Feb 09, 2007

InfoQ editor Kurt Christensen recently had the chance to ask Kent Beck a few questions about the challenges associated with adopting and applying agile values and practices. 8

Case Study: Targeted Practice Adoption using Patterns

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy John Mufarrige on  Jan 29, 2007

Teams new to Agile wonder which practices to start with, and which will most benefit their own context. This article proposes a customized adoption approach to help teams decide where to focus first.

Adopting Agile Development Practices: Using Patterns to Share our Experiences

Posted by Amr Elssamadisy on  Nov 06, 2006

Amr Elssamadisy tells how participants at XPday Montreal focused on the dynamics of adoption, rather than the structure resulting from adoption, to compile Agile adoption patterns helpful to novices. 1

Experience Report: Agile Development Apprenticeship at NMHU

Posted by Pam Rostal Dave West on  Oct 16, 2006

The story of a unique work-study degree program at New Mexico Highlands University, begun in 2004-2005: an apprentice shop where students and customers used Agile practices.

Interview: Jim Johnson of the Standish Group

Posted by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Aug 25, 2006

The creator of the CHAOS Chronicles, Standish Group founder and chairman Jim Johnson, spent some time with InfoQ discussing his research, and the role of Agile in changing the IT industry. 11

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