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Yes, with Agile There Is Time To Think!

There is a misconception about Agile that the team is so focused on development that there is no time to think about how to solve complex problems. The reality couldn't be more different.

Conducting the Agile Interview

Finding the right people to work in an agile shop takes just as much energy and enthusiasm as it does to actually work there. Our Agile Architect shares some of his thoughts and techniques for a more-than-the-normal interview.

Want To Really Be Agile? Swarm!

The Agile Architect explains how to increase productivity significantly while also increasing code quality with a simple process change.

To Be Agile, Beware the Comforts of Ritual

Ritual is a comforting and seductive mistress. But how do you prevent it from holding you back? Our Agile Architect shares his thoughts.

Protecting Your Fragile Agile Culture

An agile development culture is both precious and fragile. Our Agile Architect points out some warning signs that yours may be breaking down.

HP Offers New SaaS Tools for Enterprise Agile Devs

HP today unveiled two new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions aimed at agile developers.

Agile Development Tool for Visual Studio Released

A new cloud-based offering from Skytap aims to aid in agile development and testing processes for Visual Studio developers.

An Agile Holiday Open House

In the spirit of the holiday season, our Agile Architect welcomes you into his workspace and shares the ambiance of the agile experience.

EMC-VMware Spinoff Combines Spring, Gemfire, Cloud Foundry under Maritz

EMC Corporation this week confirmed rumors that former VMware chief exec Paul Maritz, now EMC chief strategy officer, will lead a new corporate spinoff that will manage products from several divisions.

Agile Expressionism 101

Our Agile Architect explains some of the expressions you'll hear in an agile environment.

True Quality Assurance in an Agile World

Quality Assurance is not just about testing a system. The role of QA on an agile team is much greater than that, elevating the QA engineer to a god among men.

Program Seeks to Measure Agile Effectiveness

Rally Software is teaming with the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University to form a research program to formally measure the effectiveness of Agile practices in software development

Breaking Through Development Project Barriers

We often find ourselves surrounded by barriers, both real and imagined, that prevent us from doing our job. Our Agile Architect explains why it's important to break down these barriers and how agile practices can help.

Survey: Biggest Agile Challenge Is Communication

A new survey indicates that while software development projects using the Agile methodology are doing OK, they could be doing better, with communication reported as the biggest impediment to success.

Measuring the Business Value of Projects with Agile

Measuring business value is a challenge regardless of the methodology you use. Our Agile Architect explains how agile principles and practices can be used to ask the right questions.

Agile Humor: 5 Radio Ads and Announcements We'll Never Hear

Our Agile Architect provides absolutely nothing of value in this column. But you might enjoy reading it anyway.

Acunote Releases Analytics Tool

Agile toolmaker Acunote has expanded the capability of its namesake project management software to include a new analytics tool.

New Analyst Report Rips Agile: Says It's 'Designed To Sell Services,' a 'Developer Rebellion Against Unwanted Tasks'

"The Agile movement is designed to sell services," says analyst firm Voke Inc. in a brand-new report for sale analyzing the movement.

The Art of Writing Agile Stories Redux

Our Agile Architect delves deeper into agile story writing by illustrating his own thought processes when evolving stories from concept to final form.

Agile Platform 7 Simplifies Adoption of DevOps

Agile Web apps toolmaker OutSystems released the latest version of its Agile Platform environment earlier this month.

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