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  • The Way to No-Hotfix Deployment

    by Adam Pahlevi on  Mar 11, 2016 2

    Hot-fix redeployment is a waste of time and effort at best, and often a source of further regression, Adam discusses some ready-to-use techniques that helped he and his team reduce the frequency of hot-fix deployments to almost zero.

  • Agile Approaches in Test Planning

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 21, 2016

    At Agile Testing Days 2015, Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei explained how to satisfy the needs of stakeholders who ask for test cases, test plans, and other comprehensive test artifacts without writing large test plans. An interview about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.

  • Faster, Smarter DevOps

    by Derek Weeks on  Feb 18, 2016 2

    Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. Derek Weeks discusses some of the benefits and approaches to getting there.

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2015

Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.

Toward Agile Architecture: Insights from 15 Years of ATAM Data

Posted by Stephany Bellomo Ian Gorton Rick Kazman on  Oct 17, 2015

The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of ATAM data that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.

The Most Common Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

Posted by Taylor Putnam-Majarian Doug Putnam on  Jul 13, 2015

Projects can be categorized as failures because of cost overruns, late deliveries or poor quality, but the right estimation processes can increase the likelihood of project success 16

Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

The book Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests provides suggestions that cross functional teams that are doing iterative delivery can use to manage and improve their testing activities.

Q&A on Test Driven Development and Code Smells with James Grenning

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 19, 2015

James Grenning talks about why people are not doing technical practices sufficiently or well enough, TDD and unit tests, and on becoming better in discovering "bad code”.

Coding Culture: How To Build Better Products by Building Stronger Teams

Posted by Sven Peters on  Apr 14, 2015

Software developers spend time and energy on building the best possible products looking at web frameworks, using a NoSQL or SQL database, etc. There's another equally important aspect: culture. 1

Refactoring Coderetreats: In Search of Simple Design

Posted by David Parsons on  Mar 20, 2015

Developers across the globe attend coderetreats to learn from each other and refine their software design skills, but how do they work? What do people say about them? How can we make them even better? 3

Evo: The Agile Value Delivery Process, Where ‘Done’ Means Real Value Delivered; Not Code

Posted by Tom Gilb Kai Gilb on  Jan 26, 2015

This article describes what ‘Evo’ is at core, and how it is different from other Agile practices, and why ‘done’ should mean ‘value delivered to stakeholders’. 1

Creating a Culture of Quality

Posted by Jonathan Levene on  Sep 18, 2014

We all want to delight customers with a quality product, and many companies focus on process to reach quality goals. But culture eats process for breakfast. How do you create a culture of quality?

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