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How to pick a project management methodology

There’s an overwhelming choice of different project management methodologies. Knowing which ones will work best for you can be as challenging as the project itself.

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8 free sites that teach you how to program

Want to learn to code, but aren't interested in paying pricey fees? Here are eight great websites that will teach you how to program -- on your own time, from the comfort of your own home and for free.

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Are you over-testing your software?

Is it possible to reduce – or even eliminate – the human factor when it comes to testing software releases? In a word, yes. Here’s how.

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Introducing Mob programming: The best team technique you've (probably) never heard of

Adopting a mob mentality may give your development team a productivity boost and improve software quality to boot. The reason, proponents say, is that working as a team allows for faster feedback loops and avoids problems associated...

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Making the case for agile in the enterprise

In part 1 of our three-part series on how IT leaders can make sense of agile methodologies, we look at how to make the business case for agile (Includes video).

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The case for agile in the enterprise

In part 1 of our instructional video series, 'Making Sense of Agile,' Joe Mack discusses the eight benefits of using an agile methodology in your development environment.

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Introducing the scaled agile framework

SAFe is a programming knowledge base that aims to enable you to apply lean-agile practices at enterprise scale. Will it take your development projects where they need to go?

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Why agile skills are more valuable than certifications

Businesses struggling to align their IT projects with larger business goals and strategies are emphasizing agile project management skills over traditional project management certifications.

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Why Fortune 1000 CIOs and CEOs should make DevOps investments a priority now

As CIOs and their teams better understand DevOps practices they will discover how they can drive speed, quality and increased business outcomes from the delivery of IT services through DevOps.

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Cloud computing more about agile development than cost

Experts tout the importance of bringing together business, financial and tech teams when considering a move to the cloud.

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Agile security lessons from Aetna and the state of Texas

The move to agile development practices poses both challenges and opportunities to security teams -- with the challenges often dominating. But some organizations have found ways to make it work. What is agile security? And how can you...

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How Aflac put claims processing in the fast lane

Aflac, an insurer with $120 billion in assets, can now receive, process and pay most individual claims in just one business day, thanks to streamlined IT systems.

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4 warning signs that your team is not agile

Agile projects get the most out of people, with huge payoffs in productivity and effectiveness. But you have to choose those people carefully to avoid blow-ups.

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2015 Resolution: Stop Dumb Procurement Practices, Part 2

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

Why India Loves Scrum

Why India Loves Scrum

India's culture of erratic change perfectly matches the West's lust for 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...

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