Lean Integration

The book is divided in three parts. The first part provides an overview of Lean integration. The second part introduces the seven Lean integration principles and the last part discusses lean integration competency areas. This book provides valuable content to apply the lean principles to the software integration process with a lot of case studies, […]

Observations on Software Architecture

I am currently reading the book “Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development” by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde. This book is full of very interesting material that covers the full spectrum of the software development domain and is the “sequel” of “Scaling Lean & Agile Development – Thinking and Organisational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum” […]

Lean-Agile Acceptance Test-Driven Development

This book defines acceptance tests not as the traditional user acceptance tests performed after implementation, but  as the tests created by the customer in collaboration with the developer and the tester prior to implementation.  Ken Pugh proposes mainly an approach where all project stakeholders will collaborate to create tests that validate business requirements. I will […]

September Software Development Conferences

Here is a list of software development related conferences and events that will take place in September and that have media partnerships with Methods & Tools: * Mobile Application Stores, September 7 2010, Zurich, Switerland * iqnite 2010 Schweiz, September 21 2010, Zurich, Switzerland * Lean & Kanban 2010 Europe, September 23-24 2010, Antwerp, Belgium […]

Software Testing & Quality in Methods & Tools Summer 2010

Methods & Tools is a free e-magazine for software developers, testers and project managers. Summer 2010 issue has just been published with the following articles: * Aspects of Kanban – Lean Worfklow Management * Test Language – Introduction to Keyword Driven Testing * A High Volume Software Product Line * Better Requirements Definition Management is […]