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Kirk Knoernschild03/16/09
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Agile Methods - Delivering Software Faster

A core tenet of agile methodologies is to help teams deliver software more quickly. But with the plethora of agile practices available to choose from, teams new to agile struggle to find the right practices that help them realize speedier delivery. In...

Mike Cottmeyer03/13/09
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Teams are the Building Blocks of Agile Organizations

If you are going to embrace any form of agile, you need to start by thinking about your teams as the elemental building blocks of your agile organization. Teams are ElementalRegardless of whether you decide to organize around feature teams or...

Kirk Knoernschild03/12/09
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Big Teams & Agility - Take 2

In Big Teams & Agility, I talked about a macro process for agile development on large teams (those up to, possibly exceeding, 100 developers). The article was posted on AgileZone at JavaLobby (where I now help out as zone leader, though did not at the...

Kelly Waters03/11/09
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Themes in Agile Software Development

Agile software development teams often use User Stories as a simple and concise way to express user requirements.Ideally these User Stories are broken down as small as possible, whilst also trying to minimise dependencies.Naturally, though, as you break User...

Jared Richardson03/09/09
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The Blue Angles Model: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

A few weeks ago in Atlanta a class attendee told me about an idea she'd been considering. A "Blue Angels" style dev group at large companies. The more she talked about it, the more the idea sounded exciting. You set up an elite team of...

Kirk Knoernschild03/06/09
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Big Teams and Agility

In Grass Roots Agile, I talked about some of the details surrounding how development teams can increase their agility, and I presented a diagram similar to what’s above that discusses how to measure and manage a system’s tested features. Here, I want to...

Ivo Wever03/05/09
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Writing good code requires you to perform experiments

How often do you have to solve a small problem that is a part of a larger project and decide to take the time to perform some seperate experiments to solve the problem, before adding the partial solution to the whole? In the past, I hardly ever did that...

Wei Ling Chen03/03/09
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Jared Richardson03/03/09
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Feedback Loops in Software Development

In this exclusive interview, Relevance CEO Stuart Halloway talks about the importance of feedback loops in software development. It's a vital agile principle that Relevance uses to keep customers happy.

Wei Ling Chen03/02/09
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These days the words Scalability and Availability are thrown around so often that often it is difficult to know what they actually mean in each case. And this is why we're here to help! This DZone Refcard provides you with the tools to define these terms...

Wei Ling Chen03/02/09
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Wei Ling Chen02/24/09
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Kirk Knoernschild02/24/09
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Grass Roots Agile

Software development is hard work. We have been taught that the best way to solve the tough challenges inherent to software development efforts is to treat software development as an engineering discipline. Stabilize requirements early, followed by...

Keyvan Nayyeri02/16/09
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The Curious Case of Software Quality

Most likely you have heard about the recent debate on technical blogosphere about the importance of software quality in software development cycle. There are many posts written to contribute to this discussion so it’s difficult to point to one, but...

Pete Johnson02/10/09
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The Software Sales Pitch - Choosing Wisely

It's a common tale:  Some business need arises for capability your IT department doesn't currently offer but there are multiple commercial alternatives available and maybe even an open source solution that can help you fill your gap.  Then again, you...

Nitin Bharti02/10/09
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Maven - A Whistle Stop Video Tour

 In this presentation, recorded at a recent London Java Community meeting, put on by Skills Matter, Martijn Verburg and Michael McCarthy guide the users through a whistle stop tour of Maven. Martijn describes Maven as a Java project management (life...

Wei Ling Chen02/09/09
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Jurgen Appelo02/06/09
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The Decline and Fall of Agilists

There once was a time when being agile was being a visionary. Agile experts wrote books on how adaptive software development is about managing complex systems (Jim Highsmith), why agility is a cooperative game (Alistair...

Pietro Polsinelli02/05/09
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Teamwork 4.0, Java Web-based Project Management Available

Teamwork is a web based Java project and groupware application, running on Hibernate, and release 4 extends project tree management with JBPM-based business processes. New features cover also full text search (extending Hibernate Search), iCalendar,...

Wei Ling Chen02/04/09
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Mike Cottmeyer01/30/09
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Some Thoughts on Project Velocity

Companies I work with desperately want reliable estimates. In reality, they need them so they can run their business. Businesses really want a crystal ball to look out into the future... to know pretty much what they are going to get, when they...

Arul Kumaran01/30/09
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Job Hunting Tips in Tough Times

Job hunting can be emotionally exhausting, especially if the search lasts for a long time. You can increase your chances of finding a job by casting a wide net, writing an effective resume, practicing your interview technique, and brushing up the...

Wei Ling Chen01/28/09
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