Three Thinking Gems for Software Development Projects

I have just started reading the book “Scaling Lean & Agile Development – Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum” from Craig Larman and Bas Vodde. You will read the complete review later on this blog, but as the book is full of interesting wisdom from the beginning, I couldn’t …

CMMI: Less Hyped Than Agile but Equally Popular?

A recent Methods & Tools poll examined at what stage is the CMMI approach adoption in software development organizations. Not aware 13% Not using 29% Investigating 8% Analysed and rejected 4% Trying to reach Level 2 12% CMMI Level 2, 3 or 4 20% CMMI Level 5 14% Participants: 392 …

Winter 2008 Issue of Methods & Tools

Methods & Tools is a free e-newsletter for software developers, testers and project managers. Winter 2008 issue’s content: * Fingers in the Air: a Gentle Introduction to Software Estimation * Behavior Driven Database Design * Optimizing the Contribution of Testing to Project Success * Service Components and Compositions 45 pages …

My 10 Favorites Agile Project Management Articles

This is a (personal) list of articles dealing with agile project management, Scrum and Kanban that I like. I have chosen to include material that is longer than the usual (short) blog posting. I encourage readers to give more objectivity to this subjective set by submitting in the comments what …

Linkopedia November 2008

38 Software design tips from the creator of C++  gives useful software design tips from Bjarne Stroustrup Agile Chronicles #1: Stressful The Agile Chronicles is a set of articles documenting my experiences using an Agile process (Scrum) in software development. Refactoring Service Dependencies to Separated Interface  This post presents a common scenario …

Do We Need Unit Testing?

A recent Methods & Tools poll examined how organizations perform unit testing. Is it an informal activity that is done before integration if there is some time left after programming or is it the key element of the development effort? The question was: How is unit testing performed at your …