Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Visual studio (MS) employees explains the mindset and techniques of scaling agile a cross the organization.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Agile teams that are serious about practicing Continuous Integration of value need to seriously consider some questions:
Should we use branches for day-to-day development at all?
What sort of branching?
Where does CI comes in?
Do the benefits of practices like Feature Branching outweigh the costs of delayed integration and limiting communication?
Is PI better than CI and when?
Monday, August 18, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
High operational costs and risks are recurring themes in any organization. Just as soon as you think you’ve got them under control, they have a tendency to wind back to chaos. COOs are focused on getting things done and are essential parts of the ability to deliver (budgeted) quality products. The COO main role is to own and ensure that the company´s day-to-day operations maintain super lean and agile, while supporting expansive growth with the right tools, people and procedures. let’s review how the industry view their role, their organizational relationships and more..
Thursday, August 14, 2014
A persona is a user-archetype, a fictional representation of target users you can use to help guide decisions about product, features, navigation, visual design…It provides you with the opportunity to integrate real User Experience all along your product development project. In agile projects, Personas should be seen as a fantastic tool in the hands of a Product team to align a shared and realistic vision of the users of the product to develop. Her's a collection of fine articles explaining few point of view of using personas.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
What do companies get when people follow orders to the letter whether those orders make any sense or not? Situations change so fast that orders and decisions from last week may not be appropriate today but because people are afraid of getting fired and everybody is trying to avoid blame, they do as they are told even if it actually causes harm. That's called malicious obedience. Nowadays We need systems that don’t stifle us or control us but that support a certain enthusiastic and dedicated spirit among us that enables responsiveness and agility.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
"DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support. DevOps means a lot of different things to different people because the discussion around it covers a lot of ground". ”DevOps is all about trying to avoid that epic failure and working smarter and more efficiently at the same time. It is a framework of ideas and principles designed to foster cooperation, learning and coordination between development and operational groups."
Friday, August 1, 2014
One of the biggest problems with TFS is that it is difficult to visualize work. SEP TeamWorks is a work item management tool that digitizes kanban.
With SEP TeamWorks you can do it all.. SEP TeamWorks lets you view, edit, and create work items for Team Foundation Server 2008, 2010, and 2012.
Doug Stone & Sheila Heen new book, Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (Even When It’s Off-Base, Unfair, Poorly Delivered and Frankly, You’re Not in the Mood) (Viking 2014) explores the challenge of improving the quality of the feedback conversations that surround us in our professional lives and in our personal lives. Here’s some materials from around the web explaining this method.
An Application Programming Interface (API) makes it possible for software to talk to other software applications. API testing is in many respects like testing software at the user-interface level, only instead of testing by means of standard user inputs and outputs, you use software to send calls to the API, get output, and log the system’s response. Depending on the testing environment, you may use a suite of prepared test applications, but very often, you will wind up writing code specifically to test the API.