After a great first day, day three at Agile 2009
is a wrap. I have some general observations about the conference, but
I’ll save those until next week to offer an overall recap. I missed out
on most of Day 2 due to a pretty full meeting schedule. I was...
At every training session I do on Agile and Scrum, there two questions
that are guaranteed to be asked without fail. What are user stories?
and Why are they called user stories? Most participants understand that
they're some form of user requirement but...
ThoughtWorks Studios and Tasktop Technologies announced the ThoughtWorks
Adaptive ALM Connector. Set for release with Tasktop Pro in October, the
connector will help streamline software development by providing direct access
to ThoughtWorks Studios'...
Rally Software, a producer of agile application lifecycle management
software, will announce the third generation of its Agile ALM system, Rally
The new Rally technology features an ALM data warehouse in the cloud,
Rally officials said....
The first day of Agile 2009 is in the books. While it’s great that
the conference is packed with amazing sessions, it also means that it’s
not possible to take it all in. Today’s highlights for myself included Programming with the Stars and the...
announced today a technology partnership with Creoss( the creators of the Agile Framework Paceline). The
partnership integrates OpenMake
Meister's advanced build automation software into the Paceline methodology.
The integration allows...
Last week I established three good reasons to go with Story Points and
why they're so popular. This week I want to talk about one more
important aspect of story points and then provide tips on how to get
started estimating in Story Points. I find this...
Over the past few months of writing Leading Agile... doing the
Cutter Paper... and now preparing to write this book... we've talked a
lot about different agile adoption and scaling patterns in the
enterprise. Specifically here we've talked about team based...
The Toronto Agile Software Development Community will host Agile Tour Toronto as a one day conference that will take place Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency on King in the heart of downtown Toronto. Agile Tour Toronto will provide a forum to...
ThoughtWorks Studios today announced Adaptive ALM, a new solution to help organizations streamline and automate the Agile
software development lifecycle. Using Adaptive ALM, development organizations have
the flexibility to better manage a variety of...
When we design an application for desktop, Web, or mobile, an important consideration to make is the user experience (UX). To achieve better UX, we need to design the user interface (UI) very carefully. UI is not only the way we layout and paint the widgets...
Expecting your teams to estimate in Story Points can be quite a leap of
faith. When I first introduced the concept of Story Points at my
previous company, no-one could wrap their heads around the concept. When
it comes to estimating, we’re so accustomed...
As the agile tools market continues to mature, more organizations are beginning to scale their development processes in ways that were previously not possible. Danube Technologies this week unveiled the latest version of its Scrum lifecycle management...
announced today their Summer '09 release introducing a new Storyboard, support for
Lean / Kanban and significant performance improvements throughout the
application. Organizations that have a mix of Scrum and Kanban teams can now
Coverity, provider of static source code analysis software, today announced an expansion of its academic research
program. The Coverity Software Integrity Academic Program is designed to help
universities advance the study of software integrity, which...
OpenMake Software, provider of build automation, build management, and continuous integration software, has released OpenMake Meister and Mojo 7.3. This new release delivers optimized
acceleration capabilities of the Meister build engine to improve...
Tom DeMarco recently published an article
in IEEE Software suggesting he may have been wrong in stating that
metrics are a requirement for successful software development.
He questions his timeless statement, “You can’t control what...
Borland today unveiled Silk 2009,
a comprehensive software test suite designed to support the testing
needs of both Agile and traditional development teams by simplifying testing
activities, increasing the speed of test execution and integrating with...
You hear people talking about
small/medium/large/unit/integration/functional/scenario tests but do
most of us really know what is meant by that? Here is how I think about
Lets start with unit test. The best definition I can find...
Electric Cloud, provider of software build automation and testing software, has added pre-configured Amazon EC2 support to its full product line, which includes Electric Commander, Electric Accelerator, and Electric Insight.Electric Commander, the company's...
Goda Software announces the release of CASE Spec 8.7 with discount
offers. CASE Spec 8.7 features many enhancements, including inline data
editing in grids. It also enables users to create reports with data
ARLINGTON, VA — Goda...
Today I'd like to share with you a really
important aspect of Agile software development - how to account for
bugs in your daily plans.
I am frequently asked by teams I consult with how to deal with bugs if
you're Agile and using Scrum. Questions like the...
A few weeks ago, I presented my view of agile architecture, and followed that up with a post on DZone
that presented two aspects of agile architecture. A process aspect,
which is temporal, and a structural aspect. Here, I embellish.