8/7/2013 by Nitin Mittal
Burn-downs charts are among the most common sprint tracking mechanisms used by Agile practitioners. Though their application and usage varies, plotting burn-down using effort remaining is the most effective and efficient way of using burn-down charts. This article looks at . . .
8/7/2013 by Warren Jones
As the key stakeholder within the Scrum framework, the product owner is an essential player in ensuring that a relevant and quality solution is delivered. Typically, the product owner role is performed by the product manager, who has the vision and understanding of the end-user requirements to be able to effectively direct the team. If you find yourself working on a project with an "absent" product owner, or with a weak or ineffective product owner, then it is time to speak up.
8/6/2013 by Jorge Hernán Abad Londoño
Recuerdo como le he dicho a mis estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado mi reencarnación anterior, sí cuando fui/soy ingeniero civil, y que luego poco a poco desde los programas para cálculo estructural y matrices inversas, la realización de supermacros en visual basic para excel y la construcción de software para sistemas de información geográfica hizo que llegara al mundo que estaba destinado, el de los sistemas y más precisamente el del software. . . .
8/6/2013 by Srinath Chandrasekharan
In the last few years, Agile, and especially Scrum, has moved from the periphery of software development to the mainstream. Many organizations have already started to adopt Agile for all of their projects. Many of those who haven’t have plans to do so in the future. In this scenario, it is obvious to look at the challenges of scaling . . .
8/5/2013 by Carlos Silva
This has been a discussion in a LinkedIn CSPO group that I would like to share with other people. Simple article, but strong message. The question was, "Why not push the retrospective to the following sprint?"
8/2/2013 by Mirko Kleiner
Smaller and mid-size companies usually don't have their own R&D department. On the other hand, companies that are delivery driven often have "spare time," e.g., time in between projects that needs to be filled with valuable tasks. . . .
8/1/2013 by Steve Gibson
We're all aware of the importance of test automation in Agile development. I've seen test automation done correctly, and I've seen it done poorly. Leveraging my experience, I present to you my top seven recommendations for ensuring that your automation effort is successful. . . .
8/1/2013 by Sumant Raja
Adapting based on learning is key to the Agile evolution. Do, Learn, Adapt should be like a spiral ladder that helps you, your team, and your organization innovate and improve with every step you take. The paper illustrates how Agile principles helped overcome issues in an application maintenance environment. . . .
7/31/2013 by Marcos Aurelio Paixao
Generally speaking, with increasing use of Agile techniques in the corporate world, more companies are using the available resources in the development of their products. For some, especially those involved in Agile, this statement may seem obvious. However, for others, this tide of agility is just a phase that will be replaced . . .
7/31/2013 by Gauravdeep Kaberwal
Today businesses are shifting to emerging economies (Russia, China, India, the Philippines, etc.) due to reduced business operations cost and an easily available workforce. If I put it more precisely, tomorrow's business will be more virtual and distributed, with "distributed" as its key element. Thus the need for better managing such teams, using the right tools and processes, is becoming increasingly critical for any enterprise company. . . .