We created this set of questions to help corporate managers select Agile-experienced consultants and candidate employees for project work. Assembling a team of qualified Agile people is one thing, but the fact that some Agile practices and principles mean different things to different people makes it even harder to succeed in staffing your initiatives.
Increasing the effectiveness of workers in a software development organization can often be done by introducing some surprisingly simple practices. However, manager-subordinate relations and a history of less than pleasant management interventions can make workers to afraid of interventions to improve their effectiveness. Using an allegorical story based on various experiences and Diagrams of Effects, this article investigates actions that can be undertaken to empower someone in a subordinate position to improve his or her effectiveness.
The aim of the Pomodoro Technique is to provide a simple tool/process for improving productivity (your own and that of your team) which is able to do the following: * Alleviate anxiety linked to becoming * Enhance focus and concentration by cutting down on interruptions * Increase awareness of your decisions * Boost motivation and keep it constant * Bolster the determination to achieve your goals * Refine the estimation process, both in qualitative and quantitative terms * Improve your work or study process * Strengthen your determination to keep on applying yourself in the face of complex situations
If one wants to improve software quality, one ought to analyse not only the quality of the software products but also the production process itself. The work situation of software developers has been analysed in an empirical and interdisciplinary study; its major results are reported here.
This article tells you about the real skills a web developer needs. You might be surprised that the majority of them have nothing to do with writing code and more to do with dealing with people and knowing yourself.
Every organization has key performers that it depends on for its success. Organizations often cast them as heroes that ride in to save the day. These heroes play an important role in getting their organizations through difficult situations, getting products out the door, and keeping customers happy. However, reliance on heroes can create problems just as big as the ones the heroes help resolve. Organizations must recognize the double-edged sword that heroes bring with them. There are ways an organization can leverage the good qualities that heroes bring and minimize the negative ones.
In modern software development there are two trends that allow people to get more for less: agile development and offshore outsourcing. Let’s look at how and when to successfully combine both to raise the competitiveness of your business
Many companies today are facing the challenges of moving their project teams to use agile development methods. Much of the discussion these days centers on dealing with the issues and hurdles that must be cleared for teams to achieve success on their agile projects. This paper is about our experience in what we’re calling the Agile Marathon: The long-term view of how to maintain success after your team begins to see that they have achieved the benefits of using agile techniques.