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  • Time and distance enemies of agile project management

    Posted July 11, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    Even for big software projects, agile may be the way to go, but what can you do to make sure your agile project doesn't become fragile?
  • Why your users hate Agile development (and what you can do about it)

    Posted June 4, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    What developers see as iterative and flexible, users see as disorganized and never-ending. Here's how some experienced developers have changed that perception.
  • You may kiss the bride and update the Scrum board

    Posted August 9, 2012 - 8:58 am

    Agile and, in particular, Scrum, have been popular project management methods for software development for more than a decade. Now its use is now spreading well beyond software to things like public radio programming, wedding planning, and even the old weekend "honey-do" list.
  • Getting a fast start with agile BI development

    Posted December 5, 2011 - 10:05 pm

    BI system development hits the ground running with efficiency and flexibility using the agile methodology.
  • What today's software developers need to know

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 6:13 am

    Today's software developers don't have to worry about many things that their predecessors used to, like coding to minimize RAM consumption. However, the reverse is also true: there are many new skills and areas of expertise that today's software developers, hardware developers, system and network administrators, and other IT professionals need that simply didn't exist in the past.
  • Beyond app dev: Applying agile techniques to business

    Posted August 16, 2011 - 6:09 am

    Software development practices such as collaboration and openness to change are now being applied to all parts of a business
  • An agile pioneer versus an 'agile ruined my life' critic

    Posted March 22, 2011 - 11:46 am

    The two's public argument led to friendship and mutual support of agile development, which they say has been misunderstood.
  • Agile development 10 years on: Did it deliver?

    Posted November 3, 2010 - 10:27 am

    "You'd have a hard time these days trying to find people who don't want to be agile," says Scott Ambler, chief methodologist for agile and Lean at IBM Rational. But confusion remains about what it means to be agile.
  • Agile BI Development: Meet User Demand, Beat IT Complexity

    Posted April 26, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    Traditional approaches to BI deployments are not always up to the task posed by today's complex IT environments and demanding users. A new way of designing and building BI applications--called Agile BI--is needed, according to Forrester Research.
  • Project Management: IT, Business Relationships Shape Success

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 10:49 pm

    Inter-personal relationships between IT and business partners play a critical--yet often overlooked--role in the execution of projects. Agile development methodologies such as Scrum can bring IT and business partners together and help improve project success rates.
  • Behavior-driven development catches on

    Posted June 3, 2009 - 9:34 am

    Behavior-driven development (BDD), which helps users get more involved in describing an application's intended behavior, is becoming popular with developers, who are now latching on to tools that fit into the BDD vein. It's particularly relevant to agile application development approaches.
  • Con-way adopts agile development, aided by SOA

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:55 pm

    In 2008, Jacquelyn Barretta led the adoption of agile development practices across the IT organization at transportation firm Con-way to bring IT development closer to the business and to better understand the voice of the customer.
  • Does Agile Development fit in your organization?

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    Beyond a general warm feeling about building more flexible systems faster, what exactly does agile development bring to the party?
  • 7 Agile leadership lessons for the suits

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 2:20 pm

    Most of the 400 presentations at the Agile 2008 conference, held last month in Toronto, were geared for developers and testers. But the event held more than a few revelations and "Aha!" moments for IT managers, particularly revolving around team workflow, business value, company culture and the new role of the manager. Here are the key messages communicated by and to the Agile community.

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