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Software Development Conferences Forecast August 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 14:53
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 August 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 14:44
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 commitment & estimation, better software testing, the dark side of metrics, scrum retrospectives, databases and Agile adoption. Blog: Against Estimate-Commitment Blog: Write Better Tests in 5 Steps Blog: Story Point […]

Quote of the Month August 2015

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:39
Acknowledging that something isn’t working takes courage. Many organizations encourage people to spin things in the most positive light rather than being honest. This is counterproductive. Telling people what they want to hear just defers the inevitable realization that they won’t get what they expected. It also takes from them the opportunity to react to […]

Project Cage Match: Multitasking vs. Critical Chain

Good Requirements - Jeffrey Davidson - Tue, 08/18/2015 - 23:11

Last week I was able to participate in University of Texas at Dallas’ 9th Annual PM Symposium. It’s one of my very favorite events (this was my 4th time) because the audience tends to come back year-after-year and many of them come back to see me. They’re very supportive, participative, and it’s a good time.

 

This year I spoke about the problems with multitasking. I will post a link to the paper after they may it public, but in the meantime here are the slides. Enjoy!

 

Categories: Requirements

How to Predict the Release of Your Project Without Estimating

From the Editor of Methods & Tools - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 15:41
We often hear that estimating is a must in project management. “We can’t make decisions without them” we hear often. This video shows examples of how you can predict a release date of a project without any estimates, relying only on easily available data. Learn how you can follow progress on a project at all […]

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 […]

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