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Why the BA Is Essential to Agile Development: An Interview with Steve Adolph[interview]
Video

Steve Adolph explains why the BA's role on an agile project cannot be overvalued, due to their immense communication and collaboration skills. Steve describes the best BAs as "boundary spanners" who know the importance of keeping everyone sitting together, and most importantly—talking.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Agile 2012 - Bob Martin - Clean Coders and Clean Code[article]
Podcast

Bob Martin and Bob Payne site down for a discussion about the importance of clean code on any project. Bob Martin is responsible for the CleanCoders.com video series, and in this podcast, the two Bobs get together to discuss the evolution of clean code's role in software development.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
ADP West 2012 - Jonathan Chashper - Product Management Consultant[article]
Podcast

In this podcast, Bob Payne speaks with Jonathan Chashper about a variety of topics in the world of product management consulting. Jonathan brings a wealth of knowledge to companies of all sizes, in hopes of boosting revenues on any project.

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
Green IT: A Sustainability Perspective for Portfolio Optimization[magazine]

As organizations grow and diversify, they end up with a large number of IT systems. However, by quantifying sustainability metrics, they can optimize their IT infrastructures and introduce a greener side of IT.

Take a Hike: Death March Projects and the Ice Age Wilderness Trail[magazine]

Dave and his friend Bob hiked Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail and returned home with more than just sore legs and hiking experience. Learn some of the project management tips Dave picked up while adventuring in the wilderness.

David Katauskas
Perception Management: (And Why You Should Leave It to Magicians)[magazine]

To build and sustain credibility, good project managers focus on managing expectations and leave perception management to magicians. Explore the difference and find out why.

Payson Hall's picture Payson Hall
A Kind of Magic[magazine]

A letter from the Better Software magazine editor.

Joey McAllister's picture Joey McAllister
Taking the Risk: Exploration over Documentation[magazine]

The loudest voice in the room might push for a stable, predictable, repeatable test process that defines itself up front, but each build is different. An adaptive, flexible approach could provide better testing in less time with less cost, more coverage, and less waste.

Matthew Heusser's picture Matthew Heusser
FAQ: What Questions Should Software Tester Certification Students Be Able to Answer?[magazine]

In this installment of FAQ, SQE Trainer Ed Weller answers one of the questions students ask him most often.

Ed Weller's picture Ed Weller
Six Steps for Implementing Agile across the Organization[article]

After facing difficulties attempting to transform a group of twelve skilled people into a self-organized agile team, Ove Holmberg learned some valuable lessons on what it takes to implement agile within an organization. In this article, Ove presents six steps for a successful agile implementation.

Ove Holmberg's picture Ove Holmberg
How to Rule a Self-Organizing Team[article]

Matthias Bohlen shares with us the importance of self organization. As a manager, you must set time or organizational boundaries that serve a purpose and let team members do what they think is appropriate and necessary within those boundaries.

Matthias Bohlen's picture Matthias Bohlen
Agile-Enabled Continuous Improvement: An Interview with Bob Galen[interview]

Agile coach Bob Galen helps teams continuously improve and avoid getting stuck, complacent, or worse—regressing. By following some essential patterns, your team will learn how to spot the warning signs that lead to regression and ensure that everyone stays productive and happy.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst
Matt Barcomb suggests some patterns for team collaboration From One Expert to Another: Matt Barcomb[interview]

Janet Gregory and Matt Barcomb are presenting "Patterns for Team Collaboration: Toward Whole-team Quality" at the Agile Development Conference West 2013. In this interview, they discuss the value of patterns and the meaning of "whole-team quality."

Janet Gregory's picture Janet Gregory
Why NoSQL Matters and What Configuration Management Experts Need to Know About It[magazine]

NoSQL is a new approach to data storage that addresses many problems associated with relational databases. Many highly popular websites—including Facebook, Netflix, and Digg—are using NoSQL to crunch large volumes of data. Eugene Dvorkin gives us insight into why NoSQL is important and what CM experts need to know about it.

Eugene Dvorkin's picture Eugene Dvorkin
Testing the Requirements of Collaboration: An Interview with Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan[interview]

Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan informed us in this interview that collaboration is king, and we should end the separation of development and testing, while putting everything under a single development umbrella. Jeff also looks beyond the benefits of collaboration and TDD and takes some stabs at the future.

Noel Wurst's picture Noel Wurst

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