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Why India Loves Scrum

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2015 Resolution: Stop Dumb Procurement Practices for Consulting Services

What if everything you know about choosing a consultant and buying consulting services is wrong? What if your best practices are actually hurting you, and you don’t even notice?

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Learning Scrum: An Empirical Approach to Product Development

To understand why scrum has become such a popular agile development method, it's worth examining where it comes from, what it tries to solve and how it has changed over time.

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Agile Meets Collaboration for Better, Faster Software Product Delivery

A new alliance between agile workflow solutions company Jama and enterprise collaboration and integration solution firm Tasktop aims to allow enterprises to gain better insight into their software development lifecycle and speed up...

7 Tools Tuned for Agile Development Success

Dev shops versed in agile development can choose from a wealth of rapidly improving project management tools to hone their processes

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Why It Sometimes Makes Sense to Go Slow With Mobile Development

At Westinghouse, developers work slowly and steadily to avoid bugs in mobile apps used for testing the nuclear power plants that the company builds for electricity providers around the world.

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How to Attract Agile Development Talent

The agile framework for software development brings speed, flexibility and efficiency to IT-focused organizations. But finding and hiring agile talent requires that you shift your outdated mindset and change your hiring practices. ...

How to Expedite Continuous Testing

Continuous testing automatically executes tests in the background. Using a combination of Jenkins and Circle CI, plus some Ruby and GitHub know-how, will make for a smooth process.

How to Install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows

This article provides supplemental instructions to a piece on expediting continuous testing by explaining how to install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows (as opposed to a Mac or Linux environment).

3 Good Ideas From Government Software Projects

Yes, many of the worst examples of software projects come from the public sector. But good news doesn't necessarily make for good headlines. Here, then, are three positive lessons to be learned from government software projects.

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Getting Started With Ruby: A Tour of the Scripting Language

Power tools are great, but if you're just tightening a screw, you don't need a cordless drill. In the world of programming languages, Ruby is the screwdriver that gets the job done with no fuss and no muss. This article will help you...

Is Your CRM Implementation Architecture or Interior Design?

Just because your CRM project involves software, infrastructure and the cloud doesn't mean it's just an engineering project. There's some design work involved, too -- and, as any homeowner can tell you, sometimes the window dressing...

How to Save the Daily Standup Meeting

Scrum introduced development teams to the daily standup. In many organizations, though, this replacement for the weekly status meeting has turned into a daily status meeting. It doesn't have to be that way.

How Story Mapping Complements Agile Development

Story mapping offers a visualization of the steps, or stories, which make up a software development project. This conversation with several experts on the topic discusses how story mapping works, how maps are created and how...

Why Software Testing Can't Save You From IT Disasters

Some software bugs are like the cicadia, emerging only under the 'right' conditions and wreaking havoc until they're stopped. Without the right tools, no amount of software testing can stop these bugs from causing a meltdown. Just ask...

How Code Marketplaces Can Cut Application Development Costs

Buying code modules from a curated marketplace can help usher applications into production on time and on budget. Because code marketplaces guarantee that developers will actively maintain modules, concerns about support are largely...

7 Tech Acronyms and Abbreviations That Need to Go Away

IT is full of shorthand. (Hey, there's one example.) Many abbreviations and acronyms have become standard terms in tech, if not everyday language. But some terms just need to be retired.

U.S. CIO Urges Feds to Fail Fast, Not Fail Big

Taking a page from the private sector, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel calls for a more agile, iterative approach to government IT projects.

23 Signs Your Cloud Project May Be in Trouble

On many an old map, unknown territories were marked, 'Here be dragons!' Sure, it's actionable, but it's not very informative. Centuries later, do we have the same problem with software project management? Here's how to slay the...

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