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whiteboard Experimenting: The Way Forward for Agile Development Teams

If you asked anyone on my team what agile practice is most responsible for our success over the past eight years, I bet they'd say retrospectives. But I wonder if it's not so much the retrospectives themselves, as the "small experiments" (to borrow Linda Rising's term) we perform to try to address our problem areas.

Lisa Crispin's picture Lisa Crispin
Agile 2010 - Johanna Rothman - Agile Program Management

Agile 2010 - Johanna Rothman - Agile Program Management

Bob Payne's picture Bob Payne
ALM Tools in an Agile World

In this article, we not only help define agile, and how you and your team can get there; we also explain how ALM tools have agile's methodologies in mind and how they can help you reach your goal. Learn the the meanings behind the terms you need ot know, and why now is a great time to go agile.

TechWell Contributor's picture TechWell Contributor
Displaying Build Numbers in Grails Apps

Being a fan of Continuous Delivery, identifiable builds, and Continuous Integration: I like to deploy web apps with a visible build number, or some other way of identifying the version. For example, having the build number on the login screen for example.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk
Feature Injection: Part Two

The tag-line for Feature Injection is "As we pull value from a system, we inject features." So before we can start, we need to identify the business value. But how do we do that? This edition also expands on the 20/20 vision conference concept.

How Do I Write Requirements Using Stories and Acceptance Criteria?—Part One

Russell Pannone writes that knowing what comes before the writing of stories, what comes after the writing of stories, and who is going to consume the stories sets the context for the form and substance of a story.

From Red Tape to No Tape: Maximizing Agile in Your Organization

Companies using agile development must recognize that they won’t reap the benefits of agile without the correct organizational philosophy. Companies often don’t even realize that they are following a path that can limit agile adoption. Here, Charles Suscheck describes two organizational philosophies—one that is adverse to successful agile adoption and one that facilitates the agile processes.

Charles Suscheck's picture Charles Suscheck
Mission Possible: ScrumMaster and Technical Contributor

Teams trying out Scrum might not be able to justify a full-time ScrumMaster to the organization, so the role is filled by a contributor on the team. This can be a challenge and, if done incorrectly, a problem. Learn some potential issues to be aware of and how to make the hybrid role work.

Steve Berczuk's picture Steve Berczuk
Are You Leading a Tribe?

In today's organizations, everyone is expected to lead. If you've been waiting for a leadership role to come to you, it might be time to step up and seek out your opportunity to be a leader. Look around you: Self-proclaimed leaders are receiving interesting projects, building enviable careers, and being promoted. In this article, we'll take a look at how Seth Godin's book Tribes can provide a useful framework for leading from the ground up.

Laura Brandenburg's picture Laura Brandenburg
Personality Factors That Influence Core Build and Release Management Practices

Leslie Sachs discusses the key people skills essential to appreciating how and which personality factors most impact one's ability to successfully implement core build and release management practices.

Leslie  Sachs's picture Leslie Sachs


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