A lot of companies profess to following Agile software development practices, but most of them are still clinging to some of the old waterfall ways of doing things, said Forrester Research Principal Analyst Dave West in a recent Webcast.
Agile webapps toolmaker Outsystems has released the latest version of its Agile Platform environment. Version 6.0 of the platform comes with new tools for mobile development, an enhanced UI and a series of pre-built business apps designed for easy customizaton.
Microsoft emphasized the Agile capabilities of the next Visual Studio release (vNext) at its Tech-Ed conference in Atlanta this week.
Here's a look at some of the newest ALM-related products and updates hitting the market.
Enterprise software giant SAP is about halfway through what may be the largest conversion ever to Agile development practices and it's going well so far, according to a recent interview with Co-CEO Jim Hagemann Snabe.
Tasktop Technologies recently announced an update to Tasktop Enterprise, which synchronizes tasks between Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) elements and cross-repository Agile planning.
Gorilla Logic this week announced a new version of its free, open source FoneMonkey testing tool for iOS applications.
AccuRev highlighted the benefits for Agile development when it announced improvements to its plug-in for the popular Eclipse development environment.
If your goal truly is quality software delivery, don't get distracted by the tech -- your team and the processes they implement are what will make the biggest difference.
Altassian recently announced an upgrade of its Bamboo continuous integration server.
The formerly Linux-only Agile Manager project management application from Aldon is now available for Windows.
Virtually every major Agile survey indicates that most companies practice a mix of Agile and more traditional software development methodologies, and the new version of ThoughtWorks Studios' Mingle tool addresses that issue, the company said last week.
A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.
Going Agile shifts the focus of gathering application requirements from detailed specifications to user stories, and that's the biggest obstacle to success, according to a recent survey of companies making the leap.
Time.com last month featured a video that provides an interesting glimpse of Facebook developers interacting during a daily Scrum meeting.
Add the FBI to the list of federal government agencies that are reportedly failing to correctly implement Agile software development practices -- a move mandated by the Obama administration.
Exactly what Agile software development means and how it should be implemented came under unusual scrutiny in government circles recently as two federal agencies squabbled about delays in a project.
Expert Lisa Crispin offers her top tips for successful agile development and testing.
In mid-November CollabNet announced ScrumWorks Pro 4.5, an Agile project management tool that can be hosted in the cloud.
While Agile methodology is growing in importance, a recent survey of European companies indicates that the traditional "waterfall" method will retain its position as the dominant development strategy.