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  • July 01, 2008 01 Jul'08

    Software development groups take many routes to Agile

    More software development groups are implementing Agile methodologies, but their routes to adoption are far from straight and narrow. Many select parts of Agile methodologies that work for them, such as Scrum and XP, while others hold on to ...

  • June 30, 2008 30 Jun'08

    Tools of the Agile trade

    Index cards have long been a core tool in Agile software development, but practitioners also consider automated testing tools, bug tracking tools, and requirements management tools essential.

  • June 27, 2008 27 Jun'08

    Agile practitioners face challenges, but see process improvements

    Despite challenges to using Agile development, SearchSoftwareQuality.com's 2008 Agile Trends survey found that 67% of Agile practitioners have seen process improvements. Those improvements include faster time to market and increased productivity.

  • June 27, 2008 27 Jun'08

    Survey: Agile interest high, but waterfall still used by many

    While there's a strong interest in new software development techniques and processes, SearchSoftwareQuality.com's 2008 Agile Trends survey found that many people still follow waterfall practices.

  • June 09, 2008 09 Jun'08

    Even Shatner says development needs to be flexible

    People praise Agile development processes for their flexibility, but practitioners must also be flexible when implementing Agile. Select practices that solve the problem at hand.

  • May 28, 2008 28 May'08

    Ivar Jacobson: Useful app dev practices trump full-blown processes

    In this profile article, Ivar Jacobson, the father of use cases and a founder of UML, advocates adopting useful software development practices over full-blown processes such as RUP and CMMI.

  • May 26, 2008 26 May'08

    The role of architecture in agile development

    Reading through some of the writing on agile development it is easy to be left with a sense that architecture is unimportant or something that just emerges serendipitously. Kevlin Henney clarifies the significance of architecture, what it means in a...

  • May 14, 2008 14 May'08

    Five agile testing perils to watch out for

    Agile testing is full of perils, but if you are aware of them and watch for them you can prevent them from becoming problems. Consultant Janet Gregory explains what to look out for and how to handle situations should they occur.

  • April 15, 2008 15 Apr'08

    Automated software builds save time, money for Portico

    Looking to improve its software development process with automation, Portico turned to AnthillPro from Urbancode. With it, the company now has consistent builds and faster problem resolution.

  • April 02, 2008 02 Apr'08

    Using iterations to help balance priority and risk

    Iterative development allows you to get feedback on requirements, which allows you to determine the priority of a requirement and reduce the risk and uncertainty in a project.

  • March 31, 2008 31 Mar'08

    Agile development: Not just for 'agilists' anymore

    Agilist Scott Ambler says adoption of agile software development may be hitting a plateau, but a Forrester Research study shows agile adoption increased 53% year-over-year between 2006 and 2007 -- and there's still room to grow.

  • February 14, 2008 14 Feb'08

    Jazz opening: IBM invites developers to collaborate on software

    Via IBM's Jazz.net Web site, developers are invited to collaborate on the development of IBM's Rational Team Concert Express platform, mid- and small-sized development team software that's due out later this year.

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    Agile development and Grails a dynamic duo

    By using Agile development and the Grails framework, you can better develop software that solves a customer's problem, says Venkat Subramanian. Below is an excerpt from a conversation with him at the 2007 Grails eXchange conference. Download the ...

  • February 04, 2008 04 Feb'08

    Case study: Agile development moves at Rackspace

    At Rackspace, a managed hosting company, process innovation that enables better development is a top goal. It's through Agile development that the company strives to achieve that goal.

  • January 02, 2008 02 Jan'08

    Agile tools for Agile development

    Agile development doesn't necessarily endorse tools. You can be agile and use just a command line interface, a unit tester and some index cards. But tools, including Rally's Release 2007.7, TargetProcess v.2, VersionOne's V1, and ThoughtWorks' ...

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