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Seven Strategies for Handling Distributed Agile

Global markets, global talent, and a constant pressure to reduce costs through outsourcing are all major forces that contribute to distributed teams, but distribution can inhibit communication within the team. Here are seven strategies for staying agile in the face of distributed-team challenges.

Sowmya Karunakaran's picture Sowmya Karunakaran
Management Myth 13: I Must Never Admit My Mistakes

Managers are people, too. They have bad-manager days. And, even on good-manager days, they can show doubt, weakness, and uncertainty. They can be vulnerable. Managers are not omnipotent. That’s why it’s critical for a manager to admit a mistake immediately.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Agile Development and Software Metrics

Dan Horvath explores useful metrics that utilize function point analysis (FPA) that you can apply to agile projects. Dan shows how to measure productivity and quality as well as how to estimate for agile projects.

Dan Horvath's picture Dan Horvath
Did You Know That Your Product Portfolio Is in Trouble?

Based on his own work experiences, Anupam Kundu has found some patterns (or anti-patterns) that explain why product managers and product teams have a hard time managing their portfolios.

Anupam Kundu's picture Anupam Kundu
From Agile Journal to Agile Connection: A Look Back at 2012

Johanna Rothman shares some of her highlights of the past year, which has been her first full year as the technical editor for the Agile Journal, now called Agile Connection.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman
Function Point Analysis Example: Hands on with Agile Development

In an earlier article, Dan Horvath explored some history and definitions of agile and how Function Point Analysis (FPA) can be used in the measurement of agile projects. Dan emphasizes that the definition of the project is critical to this process. In this article, Dan demonstrates the use of FPA in agile development through a hands-on example.

Dan Horvath's picture Dan Horvath
Making Agile Work for Government: Addressing the Challenges of Agile Adoption

Erich Knausenberger and Raj Shah examine the challenges of implementing earned value management and program management to implementing agile for government IT. Then, the authors propose a “blended-approach” by which government and other large entities can address these and other challenges.

Erich Knausenberger's picture Erich Knausenberger Raj Shah
The Challenges of DevOps in the Enterprise

Many small teams are successful at implementing DevOps practices such as continuous integration. However, enterprises may find implementing DevOps best practices to be much more challenging. This article will help you understand how to be successful implementing DevOps in the enterprise.

Bob  Aiello's picture Bob Aiello
Five Ways to Build the Right Thing

Just because an organization has the ability to deliver fast doesn't mean the final product will be valuable, useful, or needed. Todd Olsen explains five tips to help increase your chances of delivering the right product.

Todd Olson's picture Todd Olson
Agile Methodology for Team Rehabilitation

This article is intended for CIOs and Software Directors who have disfuntional development teams. These problems are described in the article and companies that are currently using Waterfall can see how their methodology is part of the reason these problems exist. The article further shows how the basic principles of Agile Methodology can address and even resolve these issues. This article will also help companies already using Agile areas to emphasize in order to resolve team issues. This is a non-technical article and emphasizes organizational issues common in software development.

Steve Vaughn's picture Steve Vaughn

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