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Top 10 Articles Top 10 Most-Read AgileConnection Articles of 2020[article]

Agile is iterative, encourages collaboration, and is always looking to improve processes. The most-read articles from 2020 show that software professionals were looking to improve their agile teams and workspace.

 

Allison Scholz's picture Allison Scholz
Agile Organization What Does It Mean To Be An Agile Organization[article]

So, what exactly does it mean to embody the agile mindset? Well, simply put, to be agile means to empower your employees with maximum flexibility within a clear structure. Read on for six attributes of successful agile organizations.

Five The 5 Most In-Demand Programming Languages of 2020[article]

 A lot of languages create a dilemma in choosing the best, so we have come up with a solution to help you get information about the five most in-demand programming languages of 2020.

Nikunj Shingala's picture Nikunj Shingala
Phone with apps B2B Mobile Apps: Why Stability and Reliability Represent the Key Metrics for Success[article]

Today, software vendors continue to rush the development of new B2B apps in order to capture a share of this ever-expanding market. However, it’s crucial to recognize what it takes to achieve success. In a competitive environment with high expectations, you must deliver a user-friendly app with consistent business value and reliable experiences. 

James Smith's picture James Smith
Signs Build or Buy? 5 Reasons Why Your Application Needs an Error Monitoring System Versus Building Your Own[article]

The best way to ensure users have a positive customer experience is to use error monitoring to catch errors in real time so you can respond immediately. Error monitoring provides hope for avoiding poor app store ratings and for keeping customers satisfied.

James Smith's picture James Smith
switch Switch Expressions in Java 14 add Simplicity and Agility[article]

The article discusses how the new switch statement is simplified and how the new switch expression simplifies. After setting the environment, we’ll discuss what was lacking in the switch statement that makes it less agile. Then, we’ll discuss how Java 14 simplifies switch.

 

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
Winning 8 Winning Qualities of a Scrum Master[article]

A good leader keeps everything in order. In this fast-paced era where agile methodologies have become a more often used framework, a good Scrum Master is what is needed. But what makes a good Scrum Master? 

Dan Martin's picture Dan Martin
portfolio Agile Portfolio Management—A Preferred Approach When Investment Dollars Shrink[article]

As you adopt Agile principles it is important to understand the critical difference between Agile Project Management and Agile Portfolio Management—and that you can have one without the other.

Matthew Muldoon's picture Matthew Muldoon
Making Big Data Agile[article]

Big data is defined as web-scale, large quantities of data ranging to several TeraBytes (TB) or PetaBytes (PB). Big data is inherently difficult to manage due to its sheer size and free format, which is best summarized by the three Vs (volume, velocity, and variety). 

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
What Makes SaaS, Agile, and DevOps a Powerful Combination?[article]

Companies unleash their true potential in today’s ever-changing, constantly evolving world through digital transformation. Implementation of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS), when combined with Agile methodology and DevOps, represents a strong value proposition

Sunil Tanuku's picture Sunil Tanuku
Lessons as a Proxy PO[article]

Sometimes a challenge can be turned into an opportunity. When our team learned that the business needed to pull their popular Product Owner to focus on another team, a sense of panic set in. There would be a job search that could and did take months. Who would help the team on their path to creating value in the interim? How would we operate? Over time, what seems to be a negative turn of events was turned upside down. 

Vic Bartash's picture Vic Bartash
Java Text Blocks Make Java More Agile [article]

A Java architect has often posed the dilemma of whether to revise existing code around a new feature. Revising code involves a lot of code review and code rewriting. Revising existing Java code is justified only if the benefits of a new feature outweigh the effort needed to revise the code.

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
5 Tips to Take Your DevOps Pipeline Beyond the Basics[article]

The goal of a DevOps pipeline is to create a continuous workflow that includes the entire application lifecycle. But too often, people focus only on the tools and automating everything, not stopping to think whether their processes could further improve performance and efficiency. Let's look at some common challenges to continuous delivery and then learn five tips for refining your DevOps pipeline and taking it to the next level.

Gilad David Maayan's picture Gilad David Maayan
Employee in a warehouse looking at a dashboard on the wall Using OKR Dashboards to Keep Focus on the Goal[article]

Employees often lack two key pieces of information that would help keep them motivated and focused: What goal am I pursuing in my current task? And how much progress is being made? You can generate constant transparency around answers to these questions by using dashboards that outline objectives and key results, or “OKRs.” Keep everyone informed about current goals and the path to achieving them.

Patrick Theobald's picture Patrick Theobald
Business analyst reaching across the table to shake the hand of another agile team member Fitting into an Agile Environment as a Business Analyst[article]

It's the perennial question: Is there a role for business analysts in an agile environment? It stems from the fact that the Scrum Guide defines only three roles on the team: the development team, the ScrumMaster, and the product owner. Business analysts often feel like they have to justify their role. But the BA provides significant value. Here are three main ways they can make a difference on an agile team.

Frank Hamilton's picture Frank Hamilton

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