A Product Owner’s First Glimpse of Agile
Kent McDonald introduces us to Arthur, a middle manager and product owner in a medium-sized insurance company who has been assigned to take on an agile project. For those unfamiliar with agile, the terminology and techniques of agile approaches can seem strange and often a little silly when not accompanied with an explanation as to why those techniques exist. Kent explains the challenges product owners like Arthur face and how to make product owners understand agile better.
Driving DevOps Through Shared Knowledge and Control
For development, a production application should be fully baked and not in what would be considered a “development” state. Tracy Ragan explains that frequent releases are a basic requirement of rapid development methodologies like agile and this impacts the way in which development teams and production control teams must interact.
From One Expert to Another: Markus Gärtner
Markus Gärtner is a tester and the author of ATDD by Example. In this interview with Zeger van Hese, Markus talks about his new book, the software craftsmanship movement, and “Beyond Testing,” a workshop he’ll be delivering later this year.
Transformative Development: How to Begin Application Development in the Cloud
There is a lot of buzz in the IT industry around cloud computing and its impact on driving greater efficiency across an IT organization, but when considering adoption of cloud computing infrastructure, where should an organization begin? The application development lifecycle can be a good starting point.
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