Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tips for Structuring Agile Organization - Top Reading List

Monday, August 25, 2014

'Real life' Scaling Agile (Across the Enterprise) explained from the tranches

Visual studio (MS) employees  explains the mindset and techniques of scaling agile a cross the organization.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Succeeding with change management- Top agile reading list

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Branching for agile teams

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?
And more...

Monday, August 18, 2014

Agile in Embedded (or HD) systems - Reading List

Saturday, August 16, 2014

COO, a support key to Agile Business -Streamline processes and reduce operational costs and risks

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

Personas -The opportunity to integrate real User Experience into our product

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

Refreshing : What's new in 2014 for Scrum Video's?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rally Portfolio Manager

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

DevOps / Continuous Delivery 101 - Reading List

Monday, August 4, 2014

Agile 101 - the basics explained

Advanced Kanban Reading (Video) List

Malicious obedience - "yes" my lord (!), because everybody does as they’re told – or else...

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

What is DevOps ?

"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

SEP teamwork - Kanban tool for visual studio

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.

"Thanks for the Feedback" - We teach giving but not receiving, how to receive feedback?

‪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.

API testing - when software talks to other software

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.