Agile Development

4 Ways QA Can Supercharge Your Release Cycle

Testing is often seen as the biggest hindrance to release. QA is known as the number one bottleneck. It’s the phase that’s always in the way.That’s …

User Stories

THE CUSTOMER

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Project Management

Why productivity shouldn't be the key measure of agile transformation

As a principal agile coach, my focus is to energize and inspire developers to adopt and follow through on the agile frameworks across our teams. …

User Stories

The Key to Ultimate Productivity in Data Science Teams – Agile Data Analysis

Mar 23, 2017<p>When Agile meets big data and machine learning<p>Machine learning is set on an irreversible path to become impactful on how we’ll do our …

User Stories

Agile for the non-technical | Zephyr

<i>The following article is a guest post to Zephyr from Rodney West, Senior Consultant and the Editorial Director at Isos Technology. Isos Technology is</i> …

Project Management

Agile unlocked: Pivotal uses paired programming and PaaS to bolster cloud app development

The adoption of agile methodologies and working practices is a process enterprise CIOs are increasingly keen for their digital teams to undergo, as …

Business Technology

Agile Is Not Enough

, CommunityVoice<p>The process battle in the software development world is over. Agile development has won the day as a result of defeating waterfall development.<p>Agile development allows organizations to respond much faster to market changes. Instead of coming up with a plan and then vanishing behind …

Design Thinking

Agile Development Spawns a Lexicon

<b>In his 1957 book</b> <i>Parkinson’s Law, and Other Studies in Administration</i>, the naval historian and author C. Northcote Parkinson writes of a fictional …

Kanban

Beyond the Agile Testing Quadrants

You can build the right product and you can build it right, and still not deliver value to the customer/user. For any number of reasons, they don’t …

Management

Pivotal touts agile development as way to keep APAC systems secure

In a threat landscape where new vulnerabilities are constantly uncovered, organisations also need to continuously change the attack surface to make …

Test Driven Development

User Stories As Foundation For User Experience (UX) Design

Posted on 16 May, 2017<p>Should your website’s experience be tailored to your customers or to you?<p>As a web design Singapore firm, we believe your …

User Stories

Why Do Devs Hate Agile?

Someone asked me this the other day: “Why do devs hate Agile?” As I worked through my answer I thought it worth writing down. There are three reasons …

Kanban

Ask A Career Coach: How Can I Beat Out Another Candidate In The Final Interview?

Shutterstock<p>Dear Bruce,<p>I’ve been interviewing for several weeks for a new position. Honestly, I’m a perfect fit for this role. I have the experience, and I’ve hit all of the key points from their job description in my resume. The salary is right in my range, plus I love the company’s culture and …

Employment

INVESTing in User Stories

Bio<p>Seb Rose has been a consultant, coach, designer, analyst and developer for over 30 years. He’s a partner in Cucumber Limited, who help teams adopt …

User Stories

What To Say When You Shouldn't Say 'Yes' And Can't Say 'No'

You are juggling a full slate of work, coaching your team, and driving to tight deadlines. Then you get the call. It’s yet another request for your help from an important collaborator — your boss, a critical cross-functional partner, or an internal or external customer. The request is, as usual, …

Management

Why We Write Stories

In the Leapfrog Technology Team, we use the Scrum framework method to deliver software. The Scrum framework has an artifact called “Stories” …

User Stories

9 Can’t-Miss DevOps and Agile Testing Sessions at StarEast This Week

StarEast 2017 begins in less than one week—with over 100 sessions, tutorials, training, and other learning opportunities for software testing and QA …

DevOps

How user stories propel Agile development

In this short segment from their video course <i>The Agile Sketchpad</i>, David Griffiths and Dawn Griffiths graphically show how user stories are a great …

User Stories

Scrum and Kanban Stronger Together

What is your reaction to reading this post’s headline? Do you feel a sense of affirmation because you believe that Scrum and Kanban are compatible? …

Kanban

Make Your Audience the Hero With a One-Sentence Agile User Story

Once upon a time, there was an industry on the brink of implosion.<p>Its members were consistently delivering the work their bosses requested, but half …

User Stories

5 Ways Agile Development Changed QA

Agile development practices were designed to help businesses get to market faster. Around the turn of the millennium, a now well-known group of …

Project Management

Why language choices can be irrelevant when choosing the right IoT OS

This is the first in a series of two blogs exploring the finding from the latest Eclipse Foundation IoT Developer Survey.<p>A couple of months ago we …

Programming

How to Get Product Managers Excited to Work with Customer Success

Image created by Yasmine Sedky (@yazsedky).<p>A Customer Success team is only as good as its information. After all, if they waited until the customers …

User Stories

From Idea To Development: How To Write Mobile Application Requirements That Work

Why write requirements? Well, let’s imagine you want to produce a mobile app, but you don’t have the programming skills. So, you find a developer who …

User Stories

Agile in government

How can government benefit from Agile software development techniques? Often, agencies find that they must adopt a whole new way of working to engage …

Project Management

The agile working style started in tech but it could work for banks

The purpose of the “agile” working style is to help businesses adapt to turbulent markets by adopting a fast and flexible approach to work. In one …

Project Management

Personal Kanban

Kanban is a great planning method to visualize simple productivity processes. And it’s not just for teams, it’s also extremely useful as a personal …

Kanban

Agile development an 'IT fad' that risks iterative failure

Agile promises continuous improvement through an iterative process, but without proper checks, project failure is commonplace

Project Management

"I need a free developer for my brilliant idea" – M-Shaped Brain

If you’re part of any online group about startups, entrepreneurship, founders or CxOs on Google Groups, Facebook, Slack, Meetup or any platform, I …

User Stories

Why Extreme Programming can be an asset or a liability for data scientists

Before implementing Extreme Programming, be sure you're aware of the potential benefits and drawbacks to this approach, and how that may affect your …

Big Data