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Scientific Software Development and Agile

Scientific Software Development and Agile

The majority of scientific software development teams operate in disorganized and confusing environments. To help solve these problems, we customized Agile practices with the "three P's" and introduced a new role.

Are You Ready for This Agile "Thing"?

Are You Ready for This Agile "Thing"?

Many organizations feel that by bringing in a ScrumMaster and a coach, Agile adoption starts. This viewpoint is unlikely to lead to success.

Why You Should Refine Your Product Backlog Regularly

Why You Should Refine Your Product Backlog Regularly

Product backlog refinement is an important task that offers multiple benefits to the team. Here are some tips for doing it well.

Follow Agile Truly

Follow Agile Truly

We often preach that face-to-face communication is one of the primary values of Agile and that interaction is the key to success. However, we often fail to follow through on those values, and then we blame Agile for the failure that results.

Real Pair Programming

Real Pair Programming

Pair programming may not be for everyone, but every team can at least try it, because it has remarkable advantages. Here are some pros, cons, and ways to help make it work.

Nuances of Agile Estimation

Nuances of Agile Estimation

Estimation is a key step in any kind of work accomplishment and forecasting, and the IT world is no different. Here are some top challenges teams face when estimating, and best practices for overcoming those challenges.

Enterprise Agile Transformation Challenges and Solutions

Enterprise Agile Transformation Challenges and Solutions

Based on my own experiences of enterprise-level Agile transformation, I have listed key challenges and how to overcome them.

A Guide to Implementing Scrum with AgileCraft

A Guide to Implementing Scrum with AgileCraft

We use the test-management tool AgileCraft. This guide can help you use this tool to transition to Scrum.

Agile Beginnings

Agile Beginnings

When transitioning to Agile, it's often best to measure first success not according to projects completed but according to the extent to which the overall team takes to its new roles and principles.

The Art of Organizational Change Management in DevOps Adoption

The Art of Organizational Change Management in DevOps Adoption

A DevOps adoption journey involves both technical change and organizational change. Here are some strategic issues your organization can address that can dramatically improve technology delivery capability.

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