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The first thought that came to mind when I saw this book was, "Uhg, another Scrum book, you've got to be kidding me." Then the title of Scrum Shortcuts really gave me a sickening feeling. The majority of the Scrum teams I have watched work do nothing but take shortcuts. They sure as he...
Once upon a time, there was a movement in IT called "agile". Developers adopted it in response to complaints from the business that they needed applications, that applications were everything, that without new applications the business would surely dry up. Dev then began tossing code o...
No matter where you turn today, it appears that everyone is speaking about Big Data and how it drives customer insight. Sites like this often have a dedicated section for “Big Data” news, and my inbox is full of whitepapers, webinar invitations, and advertisements for new and exciting ...
Project management analysis is a dangerous topic. It is very easy to sit back and talk about flawed project direction and targets as we point to the number of failed IT programs that seem to crop up repeatedly. If we are honest about it, do any of us even notice survey statistics clai...
I note interesting debates about the need for a next-generation EA framework. However I am disappointed by the less than radical nature of debate that, at least I, have observed. I submit a good place to start is with the fundamental nature of business and how it is evolving and to con...
No individual can really track and understand the impact of change in all the emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Media, Agile Methodology and Big Data … You can realistically aim to have an in depth understanding of only a small subset. By in depth un...
"Spring IO is a platform that ushers in a new era for Spring," said Adrian Colyer, CTO of Application Fabric at Pivotal, as the Enterprise PaaS company announced today at the SpringOne 2GX 2013 conference the new Spring IO Platform with a complete set of new enhancements designed to ex...
Mobility is the way of the future. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Jason Prater, VP of Development at Plex Systems, outlined the hybrid approach behind the development of a groundbreaking application that combines mobility and cloud technology for manufacturers. H...
September 3rd – 7th, 2013, JetBrains technology tour will visit four cities in Sweden over five days culminating at JetBrains Day in Malmo. We will showcase our .NET tools at opening events in Stockholm (Sept 3), Örebro (Sept 4) and Gothenburg (Sept 5). The final and largest event wi...
Technology commentators and analysts love to try and predict which pieces of technology terminology are going to become extinct. They revel in theorizing over which elements of our tech vocabulary are going to become so subsumed and absorbed into the fabric of the way systems work that...
Toyota’s desire to become more disciplined, organized, and streamlined to improve overall customer value very much depended on the "Lean manufacturing" process it created in the 1950s and 1960s. This “Lean” methodology was designed to identify and eliminate waste in business processes ...
Collaborative spot buying provides an ad-hoc and agile, yet managed, approach for companies to acquire goods and services at low volume. We'll examine new spot-buying research from The Hackett Group on the latest and greatest around agile procurement of low-volume purchases, and we'll...
In the enterprise context, the missing piece of Agile Software Architecture is Agile Enterprise Architecture, where EA brings together the organization, the processes, the technology, and the information in a consistent, business-driven whole. Configurability alone doesn’t provide this...
Leaders in software delivery and business automation offer enterprise DevOps at scaleBRISBANE, Calif and BELLEVUE, Wash, May 13, 2013, CollabNet® (www.collab.net), the leader for Enterprise Cloud Development, and UC4 Software (www.uc4.com), the leader in Business Automation, today...
QASymphony is the company behind qTest, a new test management tool that’s aiming to empower test teams. As software development has increasingly moved towards Agile methodology, with its focus on fast delivery, thorough documentation has fallen by the wayside and test cycles have short...
An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere?
Agile is not easy and implementing Domain-Driven Design (DDD) is not easy. I think my favorite part of the book is that the author realizes that, and also has a realistic perspective on what it takes to successfully use agile processes and DDD. The book starts out with a really nice o...
Agile software development is increasingly enabling developers to better create applications that meet user needs quickly, and the advent of increased mobile apps development is further accelerating its power. As IT aligns itself with business goals, Agile software development is incr...
Companies that inject Big Data and analytics into their operations show productivity rates and profitability that are 5% to 6% higher than those of their peers. Data is the critical success factor. Because without data, there can be no analysis. Data virtualization can accelerate deve...
More. Better. Faster. Those are common themes development teams hear on a daily basis. In the rush to get new products out to market quickly, companies expose themselves to the risk of software failure. Java developers often turn to open source solutions to help protect themselves from...
The Coverity Development Testing Platform enables developers to test early and often so they can assure code quality at each development sprint. By finding and addressing the most critical issues early, defects are cheaper and faster to fix. In addition, seamless integration with exist...
Am I the only person who thinks that we need a clear, well understood and unambiguous determine if the development process that you are following can be classified as Agile development process? Do you necessarily have to have a small, co-located, cross-functional team to be able to cl...
I must admit that before I began reading this book I truly thought it was going to be another twisted story of an attempt at agile that failed in everyone's eyes except for those that needed to say it was a success. That is what I am used to. It is kind of like when I am on a product ...
JetBrains is pleased to announce our first round of free webinars scheduled for 2013. You can expect great presenters, exciting topics and the opportunity to ask questions during the live events. Please join us for the following webinars: You're probably familiar with building and tes...
Most attacks, like the recent DDoS attacks on banks, show most hackers do not use brute force to gain entry to sensitive data. And as organizations expand the perimeter of their networks,, there are so many more opportunities for data leakage and theft. To control it, a more nimble, fl...
Cloud computing has reduced deployment times and the ability to try out new ideas without significant investments in hardware and software. Cloud supports business agility and Cloud projects may have a quicker turnaround time for releases. Many programs have declared victory as being A...
See YouTrack 4.1 in action and learn more about the Time Management functionality. New features such as improved GitHub integration and Agile Board enhancements will be also be shown. Register now for the webinar; Tuesday, November 6 from 15:00 – 16:00 CET (Central European Time) and l...
Only a fraction of organizations will migrate to Agile methods completely and for all projects. The reality is, many types of projects are not well suited for Agile approaches for a variety of reasons. Some organizations run multiple projects across many departments and corporate entit...
This book's title Essentials Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process, is a perfect description of what this book is. It covers every essential that you need to know about the scrum process, and the book is written to every role in the scrum process. After a nice int...
This book does what it patterns book should do. It defines a language for enterprises to use to develop SOA solutions using REST. The book starts off with two chapters. The first chapter is an introduction and shows how the book is laid out. Chapter 2 introduces two case studies that ...
In the past two years, international IT giants, including IBM, Oracle, EMC and SAP, have been engaged in an upsurge of acquisition in the big data market, spending more than $1.5 billion in acquiring related data management and analysis companies. Big data becomes a new hot term after ...
The Agile Manifesto places customer collaboration over contract negotiation with a keen focus on a highly skilled, motivated team in constant interaction with the product and the customer at every phase of the project. As a result of this collaborative, customer-centric view, Agile req...
Service Oriented Architecture was hailed as the next major leap ahead in the ICT industry and was predicted by many to be as big a leap forward as that achieved with Object-Oriented software design patterns. For example, in 2006, Joseph Bih introduced SOA in a research article as an in...
The Industrial Revolution began about 250 years ago and machines started to take over for human labor in factories, fields, and mines. It is true that this lead to major economic growth, but machines still replaced the average worker who could not get another job or find a new skill to...
We’ve all been there — it’s Friday night, 11PM and the system you just deployed doesn’t work. There’s a bug. Your manager just hung up. You phone your friends to tell them that you’re not going out tonight. You start thinking: Why didn’t QA catch that. Now management is going to add mo...
If you are interested in Acceptance Test-Driven Development, Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), Specification by Example, Agile Acceptance Testing, or Story Testing this is a great place to start. The book is broken down into three parts. The first two are end to end case studies show...
This book is great. It's no nonsense approach to covering the C# 5.0 language is like a breath of fresh air. It is clean, to the point, and thorough. It makes finding a topic, and learning it, or getting a refresher, a very fast process. This new version includes new information on th...
I was excited to see that Mr. Ambler was working on Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and was looking forward to this book. One of the biggest challenges I have is that most of the successful agile teams I interact with are isolated small teams using Scrum out of the box. It is working ...
Dublin-based Vordel has spun up a newfangled API Server offering the enterprise a single platform to deploy APIs to cloud services and mobile users. The widgetry builds on its application gateway technologies. The company sees it as a simpler, more agile way to deploy apps and a qu...
I occasionally get questions from clients who are using Agile and Scrum frameworks for software development. Techniques and tools aside, it is often questions about the fundamentals of collaboration that seem to be getting in the team’s way. Unlike most of the rest of the universe, ...