Scrum software development

  • April 10, 2017 10 Apr'17

    Software salaries -- it's still very good news

    Job site just posted its top 25 highest paying jobs in America and 11 of those jobs were in high tech. And more than half of those, 7 actually, were software related. It's a really ...

  • June 08, 2016 08 Jun'16

    Want to see how Agile works in practice? Here's an inside look

    To really understand how Agile works, you need to try it. Columnist Jennifer Lent spent a day trying Agile on for size. Here are her takeaways on what works and what doesn't.

  • January 31, 2016 31 Jan'16

    The mob programming mindset

    Woody Zuill is careful to say he did not "invent" mob programming. But the career programmer turned consultant certainly played a big role in at least codifying the ideas behind mob programming. ...

  • August 06, 2015 06 Aug'15

    VersionOne surveys Agile development for 2015

    VersionOne's 9th annual survey shows that Agile development teams are more productive, projects are more visible and it's easier to roll with changes. Too bad corporate culture isn't always on Agile's side.

  • August 05, 2015 05 Aug'15

    Keynote at Agile2015: Modify Agile to make it work

    The keynote at Agile2015 emphasized why companies should modify Agile based on needs, rather than following core values.

  • August 13, 2012 13 Aug'12

    Effective team communication strategies: Structured conversations, product partnerships

    Consultants provide insight into logical strategies that aid in team communication in Agile organizations that include structured conversations.

  • June 11, 2012 11 Jun'12

    Mobile app development: New strategies for developers and testers

    Mobile app development demands a more complex set of principles for development, testing and deployment than the traditional software development approaches. Get a preview of Better Software West presenter Todd DeCapua’s session, “Mobile Apps: ...

  • May 24, 2012 24 May'12

    Marrying Scrum methodology with XP and other advice from Agile expert Mitch Lacey

    Author and Agile expert Mitch Lacey discusses his new book, “The Scrum Field Guide - Practical Advice for Your First Year.” Lacey fields questions about mixing Scrum methodology, team size and types of projects that can benefit most from the use of ...

  • May 24, 2012 24 May'12

    Adapting a Scrum framework in the real world: An interview with Mitch Lacey

    In his new book, “The Scrum Field Guide - Practical Advice for Your First Year,” Mitch Lacey describes real world examples of Scrum transition efforts and challenges.

  • May 11, 2012 11 May'12

    Can Scrum change the world?

    Read how Agile evangelist John Miller brought Scrum to a fourth grade classroom, teaching the students valuable lessons in teamwork, decision-making and managing work.

  • April 04, 2012 04 Apr'12

    STAREAST 2012: Session-based exploratory testing with Bob Galen

    Exploratory testing is an unscripted test approach commonly used in the Agile community. At the upcoming STAREAST 2012 conference, consultant and trainer Bob Galen will be speaking about Session-based exploratory testing (SBET), a method of ...

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Agile is a culture, not a process

    Many people think of “Agile” as a methodology such as Scrum, and compare it to a Waterfall style of software development. However, Ken Howard and Barry Rogers explain in their book that Agile is a culture, not a process. In this second part of a ...

  • November 14, 2011 14 Nov'11

    Agile Manifesto interpretations: The importance of individuals and interactions

    Couched in terms of Agile development, Howard and Rogers explore the importance of strong leadership, communication, collaboration and teamwork using techniques such as self-directed teams and DISC analysis to understand communication styles in ...

  • November 02, 2011 02 Nov'11

    Quality metrics: The economics of software quality

    In the first of a three-part interview with co-authors Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour, we are introduced to their new book, “The Economics of Software Quality.” They describe “structural quality” vs. “functional quality,” along with challenges ...

  • August 09, 2011 09 Aug'11

    Contract negotiations evolve with Agile development: Q&A with Angela Druckman

    Standard methods for contract negotiation are changing as organizations adopt Agile development, according to Agile 2011 presenter Angela Druckman. This inteview examines practical considerations for developing contracts in an Agile environment.