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Golden-rules-for-an-agile-reporting-structure

Golden rules for an agile reporting structure


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by

For the majority of organizations adopting Scrum, they are moving from a traditional team-based model to a Scrum-based approach. Traditional team models vary for every organization, but normally have the following elements: A project manager responsible for ensuring the project delivers   A line manager who individuals in the team report to. That person d...


Agile-failure-is-common-but-this-can-help

Agile failure is common but this can help


Monday, August 27, 2018 by

With the closing “ding” of the New York Stock Exchange, CA Technologies, the first software company to break $1 billion in revenue in 1989, confirmed that it would no longer be an independent company. Broadcom, a massive global semiconductor company, closed the deal at $18.9 billion, touting that its newfound ownership would bring diversity to its “mis...


Code-on-the-beach-at-the-Build-Stuff-conference

Code on the beach at the Build Stuff conference


Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by

Build Stuff, a seaside software development conference for people who actually build stuff is happening May 5-6 in Mallorca, Spain, is your perfect opportunity to code on the beach. Started in 2012, Build Stuff annual software development conference has been held in Lithuania, Ukraine, and Spain, welcoming 7000 participants to date. To supply the software development co...


2-pass-app-development

2-pass app development


Monday, December 18, 2017 by

The concept of Bimodal IT is changing the face of enterprise operations, which need to be agile and secure, but also need to de-silo business and technology operations for the sake of creating better applications. As Gartner defines it, "Bimodal IT is the practice of managing two separate and coherent modes of IT delivery - one of them focuses on stability and the other...


IBM-sponsors-Scrum-conference-in-Dublin

IBM sponsors Scrum conference in Dublin


Thursday, November 2, 2017 by

Scrum Alliance announced that its European Global Scrum Gathering has kicked off in Dublin with IBM as its top sponsor.“Reshaping the company in fundamental ways to fuel a culture of collaboration, IBM has embarked on an Agile journey that focuses on their customers’ needs,” said Scrum Alliance interim CEO Lisa Hershman. “We are thrilled to have IBM as our title sponsor...


The-case-for-developer-platforms-as-seen-by-Oracle

The case for developer platforms as seen by Oracle


Friday, July 7, 2017 by

Developers' lives are getting more challenging than ever. In the past, CIOs would give them the environment they had to work in, and operations was never part of their daily worries. But with the advent of cloud computing and broad adoption of DevOps methodologies, developers are now responsible for thinking about their environment, orchestrating containers, monitoring ...


HacknPlan-1.0-game-developer-project-management-tool-launches

HacknPlan 1.0 game developer project management tool launches


Monday, April 3, 2017 by

HacknPlan is a collaborative project management tool tailored for game developers and producers. With HacknPlan, teams can create tasks and assign them to members, set up milestones and deadlines, create game design documentation, track the progress and generate metrics and statistics to evaluate the performance of the team. This way, game developers can avoid or minimi...


The-problems-with-agile-development

The problems with agile development


Thursday, February 16, 2017 by

In many industries, agile development has become standard practice for creating software applications. The benefits are clear: the methodology produces faster results, and often, superior software. So, what are the drawbacks to agile? For the project manager, the drawback is risk. Project managers live with the reality that software estimation is messy and uncertain, an...


MapR-Connector-for-Teradata-released

MapR Connector for Teradata released


Wednesday, February 1, 2017 by

MapR Technologies, Inc., a Converged Data Platform, has announced availability of a new MapR Connector for Teradata, an analytics solutions company. This provides high speed, parallel connections from Teradata to the MapR Converged Data Platform, improving bulk data transfers, and enabling scalable agile analytics across the ecosystem. The new connector is also certifie...


Why-continuous-delivery-is-key-for-developer-career-success

Why continuous delivery is key for developer career success


Monday, January 30, 2017 by

When people talk about Continuous Delivery, it’s usually in the context of how it improves the software delivery process and contributes to generating business revenue. Both are true and valid points, but they don’t directly address the opportunities for career growth Continuous Delivery offers for developers. But keep in mind that Continuous Delivery is not a flash in ...


How-Agile-scrum-development-methodologies-work-in-the-Federal-space

How Agile scrum development methodologies work in the Federal space


Thursday, January 26, 2017 by

Agile scrum development methodology has become a hot topic in recent news. More and more companies seem to be adopting this approach because they find that it saves the client time and money. Mobomo, a D.C. based tech company, works with many clients in the Federal space. They were able to give App Developer Magazine more insight into Agile Scrum Methodology and the imp...


Agile-Methodology-in-Large-Enterprises

Agile Methodology in Large Enterprises


Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by

Agile methodology is the climbing framework for large-scale enterprises. How can you transition your large company into an agile framework? Below are simple and effective techniques for scaling agile methodology to your specific project, team and enterprise.Start with a MVPContinuous Delivery is a software development strategy that provides high-quality, accessible soft...


Five-indispensable-tools-for-your-agile-projects

Five indispensable tools for your agile projects


Sunday, December 18, 2016 by

Agile project management methodologies have become increasingly popular for software development—especially among development teams making video games. Perhaps developers are attracted by the cool name which brings to mind animators and game designers in ninja outfits nimbly scampering over once insurmountable project deadlines. Or maybe it resonates with programmers wh...


Blueprint-partners-with-Unified-Compliance-to-offer-UCF-for-a-development-environment

Blueprint partners with Unified Compliance to offer UCF for a development environment


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by

Blueprint and Unified Compliance have announced a strategic partnership that integrates the UCF Common Controls Hub compliance content with Blueprint’s requirements management and application delivery solutions. The combined Blueprint-Unified Compliance solution provides a comprehensive suite of pre-packaged requirements that address hundreds of regulations, standards, ...


Hey-Coach!-Square-Peg

Hey Coach! Square Peg


Monday, October 10, 2016 by

Welcome back to the coaching post that looks at teams and the complex environment around us. This time we shall discuss the not-too-controversial topic of keeping track of work.Too often, tracking time and logging work related information has been used to enforce work schedules and dishing out “punishment” to those who don’t put in the hours. Here we describe “puni...


The-Problem-With-Sort-Of-Doing-Agile-Mobile-Development

The Problem With Sort Of Doing Agile Mobile Development


Friday, August 19, 2016 by

Agile development combines process, technology, and mindset in a deliberate way. If you neglect any one of those three pillars in mobile development, you’re setting yourself up to fail. “Sort of” Agile just won’t work.   Here’s why: Mobile users and desktop users have very different expectations. On desktop, if your website has low-p...


Beyond-Scaling-Agile---Going-Back-to-the-Basics

Beyond Scaling Agile - Going Back to the Basics


Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by

It has now been 15 years since the Agile manifesto has come to life. The first decade of Agile showed a strong adoption of engineering practices and Scrum, demonstrating Agile was a viable approach at the team level to deliver business value. The last 5 years have seen a shift, focusing on scaling Agile at the IT department or even the whole organization. Solutions...


5-Reasons-Your-Daily-Scrum-is-Boring

5 Reasons Your Daily Scrum is Boring


Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by

When you ask someone “what’s Scrum?”, probably 9 times out of 10 they’ll start telling you about the Daily Scrum meeting.  Maybe they call it the “standup” or the “daily” or the “daily standup” but they’re talking about that meeting that you’re supposed to have every day if you’re doing Scrum.  Oh…and they almost invariably say that that meeting is “boring” or...


Scrum.org-Announces-Significant-Updates-to-Its-Professional-Scrum-Master-Assessment-and-Certification

Scrum.org Announces Significant Updates to Its Professional Scrum Master Assessment and Certification


Tuesday, August 2, 2016 by

Scrum.org has announced a restructuring of its Professional Scrum Master (PSM) assessment and certification products, as well as adding a new, additional level to the certification program. The purpose of these changes are to enhance the level of Scrum training and more clearly delineate certifications provided to Professional Scrum practitioners to demonstrate mor...


QASymphony-Releases-Survey-on-Test-First-Methodologies-for-Software-Testing

QASymphony Releases Survey on Test-First Methodologies for Software Testing


Thursday, July 28, 2016 by

QASymphony has released the results of a survey of more than 200 software testers as part of QASymphony’s first “State of Test-First Methodologies” report. The survey was conducted online in February.Among the key findings from the survey was that Test-First methodologies – though still in their infancy from a global adoption perspective – have the potential to signific...


How-Do-I-Build-an-Agile-Organization---Part-3

How Do I Build an Agile Organization - Part 3


Thursday, July 28, 2016 by

Remember the angry development VP from Part 1? He had hired a certified Scrum Master and found him inadequate. This VP made the assumption that the CSM certification meant the person was qualified to help his organization. He found out it only meant the person was certified as having attended a Scrum Alliance scrum master class.In Part 2, I presented the steps...


New-Agile-Conference-Added-to-Nashville

New Agile Conference Added to Nashville's Music City Code Event in August


Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by

Music City Code 2016 is a three-day event that covers software, web and mobile development. Held in Nashville on August 18 – 20, the event organizers have added a sister conference with new Agile focus called Music City Agile, which is scheduled to be held on August 17 - 18.Music City Code has grown from a one day event last year to full blown a three day conference. Th...


Tips-for-Scaling-Retrospectives

Tips for Scaling Retrospectives


Monday, July 11, 2016 by

Having a retrospective is an important part of the inspect/adapt loop for any team. No matter the batch size of your work, from one item at a time to a month’s worth of work, it can be helpful for people to periodically and regularly look at how they’re operating and ask what they could change in their personal or work process to make things a bit better. That self intr...


Using-the-Right-Agile-Tool-for-the-Job

Using the Right Agile Tool for the Job


Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by

"When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!" Huh? I don’t know; it’s something my father always said. I think he meant that if you don’t have the right tool for the job, you’ll use the tool you have. And if it’s the wrong tool, the job will suffer. Agile frameworks are tools of a sort. You might say that Scrum is like a wrench - requirin...


Hey-Coach!-My-Kind-of-Commitment

Hey Coach! My Kind of Commitment


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by

Before we start this new article of "Hey Coach!", let me discuss a few points from my first article “How do I Get People to Do What I Want”. In writing that first article, I knew that it was a bit controversial to discuss the topic, but I did anyway.  As benign or controversial as it may seem, I was in no way saying that a coach should tell people what to do, ...


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You'll Have Debt - Get Used to it!


Thursday, May 26, 2016 by

In the classic The Mythical Man-Month, author Fred Brooks speaks of the intricacies of software development. This collection of essays is a must read for any IT professional, particularly when the reader learns about the concept behind Brook’s Law: Adding manpower to a late software project actually makes it later. While many other intricacies o...


Why-Agile-Will-Work-This-Time

Why Agile Will Work This Time


Monday, May 9, 2016 by

The Burning QuestionLast year, I was facilitating a workshop on Agile and began the conversation, as usual, with introductions. I asked each attendee what was the most important, burning question that brought them to the workshop. One of the attendees replied -“We have been trying to introduce Agile to our company for so many years and it does not seem to have help...


VersionOne-Releases-Updates-to-Agile-Lifecycle-Management-Platform

VersionOne Releases Updates to Agile Lifecycle Management Platform


Monday, April 25, 2016 by

VersionOne has announced its Spring 2016 Release of its VersionOne Lifecycle, an agile lifecycle management platform. The platform supports Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, hybrid and other development methodologies. It offers an integrated platform that provides over 70 pre-built integrations to commercial and open-source development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Ecli...


Software-Design-and-Development-Conference-is-May-16-–-20-in-London

Software Design and Development Conference is May 16 – 20 in London


Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by

Topics covered include Angular 2.0, C# 6.0, Microservices, ASP.NET Core 1.0, Async Programming, Software Project Design, Agile Architecture, Clean Code, TDD, Functional Programming, CQRS, Debugging, NoSQL, Continuous Delivery, ASP.NET Core MVC, TypeScript, Big Data, DDD, Identity & Security, and much more.Pre conference workshops include:- A day of ASP.NET Core 1.0-...


About-Self-Organizing-Teams

About Self-Organizing Teams


Monday, April 11, 2016 by

A question from a budding Scrum Master, who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager:“In order to promote team bonding and self-organization, from now on I am going to try something new with the team. In the sprint planning meeting, instead of me breaking down the tasks for user stories between each team member, I am going to just identify tas...


How-Do-I-Build-an-Agile-Organization-Part-2

How Do I Build an Agile Organization Part 2


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by

How can I find qualified Scrum help?  “The Professional Scrum Master® (PSM® I) Certification (learn more here) from Scrum.Org is one of the most valuable agile certifications in the market. The greater the depth and extent of knowledge needed to earn a certificate, the greater its value.  By this measure, the PSM assessments are significantly mo...


Hey-Coach!-How-Do-I-Get-People-to-Do-What-I-Need

Hey Coach! How Do I Get People to Do What I Need


Thursday, March 24, 2016 by

In this edition of “Hey Coach!” we will discuss this critical question: “How do I get people to do what I need?”Maybe an obvious question - since by definition, this should be a core capability of coaches. Except that on many occasions I have heard it time and time again. Since the fall of our love affair with the word “Control”, people have found new ways to expre...


Worrying-Interpretations-of-Scrum

Worrying Interpretations of Scrum


Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by

Over 80% of all Agile teams worldwide indicate they have adopted Scrum. The mission of Scrum.org is to improve the profession of software development. We are humbled by the improvement Scrum has brought to the industry. We find motivation in continuing the path of maturing the understanding of Scrum around the world. Scrum is outgrowing its teenage years - in ...


The-9-Smells-of-an-Organization

The 9 Smells of an Organization


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by

A few months ago I first watched ”The Smell of the Place,” a speech by Prof. Sumantra Ghoshal. It's about corporate environments and the faults of management in creating a positive workplace. In organizations, it's all about the context. This has a huge impact on the behavior of employees. "Changing people's behavior is not about changing people, but chan...


The-Agile-Mnemonic

The Agile Mnemonic


Monday, March 7, 2016 by

Mnemonic Definition:“Aiding or designed to aid the memory”I have often been in situation where people want a summary of Agile. Being too busy with work (and life), they want it straight and simple so they can have something quick and easy which they can recall when we talk about Agile. Even at the end of a class, I have met students who look for a simple way to remember...