The intersection of business process and agile development: management strategies and best practices
Tue, November 05, 2013 - The idea behind the #NoEstimates approach to software development isn't to eliminate estimates but, rather, to explore other ways to solve problems without specifically asking, 'How long will it take?' Here are five real-world examples of teams that are doing just that.
Tue, October 15, 2013 - Ask an 'agile coach' what he or she does and the answer could range from write code to run meetings. It's not what you'd necessarily expect an agile coach to be doing, but that doesn't mean the role is unnecessary.
Mon, September 09, 2013 - If software development teams can take the time they spend estimating how long a project will take and start to execute that project instead, they can go that much faster. But what does a world without estimates look like -- and what might it mean for the business?
Tue, August 13, 2013 - If it's true that the best CRM systems are built, not bought, then which features should you be building? And how should you build them? As with riding a bike, implementing a CRM system gets much harder once you take off the training wheels--or, in this case, the out-of-the-box features.
Mon, August 12, 2013 - Today's software development industry views object-oriented programming as 'just another tool.' Is agile development headed the same way?
Mon, July 15, 2013 - What does a lead designer for a Madison Avenue technology firm think every programmer should know about design? Sneak preview: Interfaces actually matter less than you might think. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Tue, July 02, 2013 - With massive amounts of data, low latency, hundreds of connection points and no margin for error, financial trading is grown-up IT. Liquidnet does it in more than 40 markets with a staff of just 300. Here's how the company makes it work.
Wed, June 12, 2013 - Starting with data and using it to get to the heart of the matter isn't the way IT conference sessions go. Then again, the invitation-only Workshop on Performance and Reliability isn't your typical IT conference. The real value is what happens when it's 'open season' on the presenter and the real 'sense making' can begin.
Tue, June 04, 2013 - Agile promises many things, but the reality in the field is often very far from the expectations. Is it agile we need--or an agile way of thinking?
Thu, May 30, 2013 - Everyone knows agile is better. But if you do it just right, agile can be fragile, too. Follow these 10 'tips' and your project is bound to come off the rails.
Tue, May 07, 2013 - If DevOps means infrastructure as code,' then that code very well could have bugs. DevOps also means you may not see those bugs in a test environment because, well, there is no test environment. Here's what you can do to manage this risk.
Tue, April 16, 2013 - When it comes to developing enterprise applications, organizations are increasingly realizing that user experience is as important as functionality. In response, vendors are taking a more agile approach to building those apps in order to better meet users' needs.
Thu, April 11, 2013 - George Carlin made phrases like 'jumbo shrimp' famous. But the need to control agile projects is no joke. Ask the right questions along the way, though, and you'll bring order to a process than can easily turn chaotic.
Tue, April 09, 2013 - The work is due next month, but you know it won't be done for three months. Now what? A group of programmers and consultants met at a recent software development conference to swap war stories and discuss management and firefighting challenges.