The Role of Managers in Agile

The role of the Agile manager is to enable knowledge-based work. As ‘enablers’, managers are there to remove blockers, increase competence and ensure collaboration. Except nobody has told them that officially. Many managers in large organizations are simply doing what they have been trained to do: protecting the organization from their unpredictable employees! Their managers, […]

Product Owners, Software Architects & Open Source Testing in Methods & Tools Q1 2018 Articles

Here is a list of the articles published during the first quarter of 2018 on the Methods & Tools website. This quarter Methods & Tools has published articles discussing hiring of Scrum product owners or software architects. We also published two articles presenting open source software testing tools: PerfCake is a lightweight performance testing tool […]

Software Development Conferences Forecast March 2018

Here is a list of software development conferences on Agile project management (Scrum, Lean, Kanban), software testing and software quality, software architecture, programming (Java, .NET, C#, C or C++, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, PHP), DevOps and databases (NoSQL, MySQL, etc.), web & mobile development (Android, iOS) that will take place in the coming weeks and that […]