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Lyndsey Clevesy06/08/10
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Video: Agile Strategies for Marketing Organizations

In this presentation, Katia Sullivan talks about agile topics like 'good' and 'bad' cadence as well as the communication gap between business managers and...

Dawn Cannan06/08/10
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Hiring misses: When we turn someone down for the wrong reasons

Filtering through hundreds of resumes can be a daunting task. Some people use recruiting agencies to help them filter the obvious misses, some go through all of them manually (I tend to fall into the latter group). Since I've recently been filtering...

Giorgio Sironi06/08/10
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Death by buzzwords

We'll start in media res, with a pair of quotes:The design viewpoint expresses the logical components and their structural relationships. It also expresses their dynamics in terms of collaborations. The realization viewpoint expresses how the logical and...

Jared Richardson06/07/10
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Exercise, Good Choices, and DDT

Test automation is a lot like exercise. If you've not done much of it lately, it tends to hurt a bit when you start back. If you've never written tests before, it's going to be just like squats when you first do a few. You're not going to like it. In fact,...

Mitch Pronschinske06/07/10
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Tasktop and Mylyn Get Rational

The application lifecycle management project, Eclipse Mylyn, has finally added a connector for IBM's Rational Team Concert (RTC).  Mylyn already features connectors for ClearCase (revision-control) and an early access ClearQuest (change management) connector...

Jonathan Giles06/07/10
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Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great.

'Making it Big in Software' is an interesting and useful read, but you really have to spend the time to consider the advice and wisdom this book has to offer - otherwise it is very easy to miss...

Martin Harris06/07/10
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Tumble dried BDD from Studio Pragmatists

On the 18th of May, 2010, the very new tumbler-glass project by Studio Pragmatists uploaded Tumbler 0.2.1 to Maven.  Having recently written about JBehave I found myself really liking the concept of behavior driven development.  So I decided to write a...

Mitch Pronschinske06/06/10
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Survey Finds Developers Would Rather Do Taxes than Test Software

Although most developers in a recent study said they wouldn't prefer a trip to the dentist or a fender bender over testing software, a majority said they would rather do their taxes (which is becoming increasingly complicated in the US) instead of dealing...

Bino B. Manjasseril06/04/10
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Agility in daily life

Several years ago, when I was first introduced to Agile software development methodology, I dismissed the idea saying that its just a temporal hype. Few years later, I re-considered it because I saw it staying in the trend. I failed to see its value until I...

David Bland06/04/10
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We’re Self Organizing Into… Kanban?

What’s Kanban? It isn’t a question you’d expect to hear from a team adopting work in progress limits and just in time tasking while only committing to small user stories.

Mitch Pronschinske06/03/10
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FlexMonkey 4 and FlexMonkium for Selenium

FlexMonkey is a free and open source Adobe AIR application used for testing Flex and AIR based applications.

Allan Kelly06/03/10
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Things to do to improve code quality

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I was recently out in Oslo teaching a course on Lean software development. One of the points I make is: Quality is free (or at least cheaper) provided you invest in improving quality. This section of the course...

Fabrizio Giudici06/03/10
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Agile is Good... But Pay Attention to End Customers

I can't call myself an "agilist", as I'm rather a hybrid kind of software architect. But I like many aspects of the agile methods and I constantly try to adopt more of them. For instance, I like making frequent releases when I actually have control...

Jared Richardson06/02/10
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Tips and Suggestions for Your First Iteration

I've been helping a company establish a few Scrum-style Agile teams lately and there seem to be, as always, a few recurring themes. I wanted to share them while they were fresh on my mind.Don't over analyze everything. It doesn't matter if you don't know...

Eric Hagan06/02/10
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Andy Powell: Why Software Projects Need a Product Manager

Andy Powell says that he's starting to see deeper patterns of software craftsmanship, including TDD, User Experience, and Product Management, emerge under the...