• August 10, 2011 10 Aug'11

    Embedded systems development gets attention at Agile 2011

    One Agile trend I've noticed is that its practices and techniques are now being accepted in more in areas that traditionally did not use the methodology, such as embedded systems. As evidence of ...

  • August 10, 2011 10 Aug'11

    Behavior driven development (BDD) with Liz Keogh

    At the Agile Alliance 2011 conference in Salt Lake City, there are 268 sessions, so choosing which ones to attend has been a challenge. Behavior driven development (or BDD) is an area that I hadn't ...

  • August 09, 2011 09 Aug'11

    Agile 2011 keynote: Positive emotions will lead to increased awareness

    Tuesday morning's Agile 2011 keynote, "Why Care about Positive Emotions?" by Positivity author Barbara Fredrickson taught us how positive psychology has proven that positive emotions help us become ...

  • August 09, 2011 09 Aug'11

    Decision making and Agile self-directed teams

    Agile 2011 is starting off with a bang here in Salt Lake City. With 16 different tracks and so many high-profile speakers, it's tough to make a decision about which sessions to attend. Perhaps it ...

  • August 09, 2011 09 Aug'11

    Positive psychology on Agile teams

    Everyone, including Agile team members, can benefit from the power of positive thinking. The keynote speaker at this year’s Agile 2011 conference, Barbara Fredrickson, explained how positive psychology relates to success in Agile development, ...

  • 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.

  • August 08, 2011 08 Aug'11

    Tasktop presents new ALM synchronization tool

    Monday Tasktop announced the release of the first real-time ALM synchronization tool, Tasktop Sync, which enables instant communication for collaboration between testers and developers, as well as ...

  • August 08, 2011 08 Aug'11

    Scaling factors for enterprise Agile with Scott Ambler

    Scott Ambler describes the Agile Scaling Model (ASM), a contextual framework that can be used to adopt and tailor Agile practices to meet challenges faced by delivery teams of any size.

  • August 08, 2011 08 Aug'11

    Agile for any size software delivery team: Q&A with Scott Ambler

    At Agile 2011, Scott Ambler talked about the Agile Scaling Model (ASM) and how it can be used to tailor your Agile practices for any delivery team. Ambler gives insights into making the transition to Agile for the enterprise.

  • August 05, 2011 05 Aug'11

    Performance test tool announcements

    This month, SSQ has been focusing on application performance management (APM) with a variety of articles and tips on the topic. But as performance test trainer and coach Scott Barber says, ...

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Agile Alliance conference 2011: Using Agile outside of IT

    At the Atlanta Scrum Users Group meeting, Agile Alliance 2011 speaker Leeann Berner gave a preview of her conference presentation. As an Agile Marketer with VersionOne, Inc., Leeann is interested ...

  • July 28, 2011 28 Jul'11

    Preview of Agile2011: Agile project management and enterprise Agile

    The Atlanta Scrum Users Group met on July 27 to discuss the Agile Alliance 2011 conference, as some group members will be presenting at this year's conference. Agile coach Mike Cottmeyer of ...

  • July 21, 2011 21 Jul'11

    Application performance management in the cloud

    "Performance testing just ain't easy," says well-known performance test expert Scott Barber. But as he says in our interview regarding the CloudTest Lite announcement, doing it in the cloud offers ...

  • July 21, 2011 21 Jul'11

    Organizational change management tools with Esther Derby

    Learn what Esther Derby has to say about organizational change tools such as Eoyang CDE and Expand the Horizon and how they can give you a systematic view, helping to resolve problems.

  • July 21, 2011 21 Jul'11

    Leadership theories: What they don't teach in management training

    Often management training glosses over the critical thinking skills needed to institute organizational leadership, according to Esther Derby. She explains more in this Q&A.