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Software Development Conferences Forecast July 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:20
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile project management ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP) and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods & […]

Software Development Linkopedia July 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 14:50
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about Agile retrospectives, remote teams, Agile testing, Cloud architecture, exploratory testing, software entropy, introverted software developers and Scrum myths. Blog: 7 Best Practices for Facilitating Agile Retrospectives Blog: How Pairing Powers […]

Quote of the Month July 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 15:16
Many users blame themselves for errors that occur when using technology, thinking that maybe they did something wrong. You must reverse this belief if you want to be an effective tester. Here is a rule of thumb: If something unexpected occurs, don’t blame yourself; blame the technology. Source: Tap Into Mobile Application Testing, Jonathan Koh, […]

A Journey: Agile, Culture & Transformation

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 14:16
Three years after writing “An Agile Adoption & Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Culture”, Michael Sahota shares the highlights of what he has learned. Some of it is around thinking tools such as the Laloux Culture Model and some of it is around his inner journey to reach a place where he could really help […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast June 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 14:17
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile project management ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP) and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods & […]

Software Gardening, Entropy, Hybrid Requirements, Lean UX in Methods & Tools Summer 2015 issue

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:29
Methods & Tools – the free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers – has just published its Summer 2015 issue that discusses  Software Gardening, Software Entropy, Hybrid Requirements, Lean UX and agileMantis. * Software Gardening – Yet another crappy analogy or a reality? * Entropy for Measuring Software Maturity * The READ, RATT, […]

Quote of the Month June 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:56
If having fun is what most programmers do, you may begin to understand why managing programmers is so challenging. If you are being paid to have fun, why would you want to be managed? Being managed takes part of the fun out of the work! Source: Managing the Unmanageable, Mickey W. Mantle & Ron Lichty, […]

Software Development Linkopedia June 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 13:27
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about software test automation, what is programming, model-based testing, project estimation.. or not, software architecture, agile software development and a description of how Crisp (Henrik Kniberg’s company) works and why. Web […]

From Software Delivery to Software Creativity

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 13:04
This editorial was inspired by a quote from Mary and Tom Poppendieck’s book “Lean Mindset“. They wrote “What’s next is to stop thinking about software development as a delivery process and to start thinking of it as a problem-solving process, a creative process.” In many large companies, software development has often been traditionally considered as […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast May 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 15:05
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile project management ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP) and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods & […]

Staying Ahead of the Curve

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 15:45
We all want to stay ahead of the curve – after all, that’s what you go to a conference for. But have you ever considered how being ahead of the curve might be dangerous? Using a new language before you understand it, putting a technology into production so you can learn it, abandoning “old practices” […]

Software Development Linkopedia May 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 15:24
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about Agile software development, giving feedback, managing technical debt, normalizing user stories, dependency injection, developer griefs, behavior driven development (BDD) and software architecture. Web site: The GROWS Method Blog: The Failure […]

Quote of the Month May 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:45
Agile methods ask practitioners to think, and frankly, that‘s a hard sell. It is far more comfortable to simply follow what rules are given and claim you’re “doing it by the book.” It’s easy, it’s safe from ridicule or recrimination; you won’t get fired for it. While we might publicly decry the narrow confines of a set of rules, there is safety and comfort there. But of course, to be agile – or effective – isn’t about comfort […]. And if you only pick a handful of rules that you feel ...

Quote of the Month May 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 14:45
Agile methods ask practitioners to think, and frankly, that‘s a hard sell. It is far more comfortable to simply follow what rules are given and claim you’re “doing it by the book.” It’s easy, it’s safe from ridicule or recrimination; you won’t get fired for it. While we might publicly decry the narrow confines of […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast April 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 13:57
Here is a list of software development related conferences and events on Agile ( Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP) and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.) that will take place in the coming weeks and that have media partnerships with the Methods & Tools software […]

Quote of the Month April 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 13:30
Code that doesn’t have tests rots. It rots because we don’t feel confident to touch it, we’re afraid to break the “working” parts. Code rotting means that it doesn’t improve, staying the way we first wrote it. I’ll be the first to admit that whenever I write code, it comes in its most ugly form. […]

Software Development Linkopedia April 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 15:20
Here is our monthly selection of knowledge on programming, software testing and project management. This month you will find some interesting information and opinions about honnest ignorance, canonical data model, global teams, recruiting developers, self-organization, requirements management, SOLID programming, developer training, retrospectives and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Blog: The Power of Not Knowing Blog: Why You […]

Give the Power to the Programmers

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 14:22
Delegation of power to programmers is a smart idea. It is provably and measurably smarter than leaving the power with managers to design the developer’s work environment, and with IT architects to design the technology that we should program. Devolving the power to create a better working-environment, and to design the technology for our stakeholders, […]

By: Excellent Resources for Business Analysts | Practical Analyst

Software Requirements Blog - Seilevel.com - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 14:11

[…] Karl Wiegers are participants. I learn something new every time I visit the Seilevel board. The blog is also […]

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By: Sherlock Holmes on the Necessity of Requirements | Practical Analyst

Software Requirements Blog - Seilevel.com - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 23:31

[…] business analysis to happenings outside the office (or vice versa, in this case), Terry over at the Requirements Defined blog posted an interesting article on how he, after some frustration in shopping for a car for his wife, […]

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