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Tasktop Integration Tool Aids Eclipse-Based Agile Development

Tasktop Technologies recently announced an update to Tasktop Enterprise, which synchronizes tasks between Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) elements and cross-repository Agile planning.

Free iPhone/iPad App Testing Tool Helps Agile Development

Gorilla Logic this week announced a new version of its free, open source FoneMonkey testing tool for iOS applications.

AccuRev Touts Agility of Eclipse Plug-In

AccuRev highlighted the benefits for Agile development when it announced improvements to its plug-in for the popular Eclipse development environment.

Want Quality Software? Focus on People and Processes -- Not Technology

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.

Bamboo Agile Tool Offers Continuous Deployment

Altassian recently announced an upgrade of its Bamboo continuous integration server.

Free Aldon Agile Manager Now Does Windows

The formerly Linux-only Agile Manager project management application from Aldon is now available for Windows.

Mingle Agile Tool Addresses Hybrid Trend

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.

Survey: Dev Outlook Shifting

A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.

Survey: Top Agile 'Pain Point' Is Capturing Requirements

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.

How Facebook Does Agile

Time.com last month featured a video that provides an interesting glimpse of Facebook developers interacting during a daily Scrum meeting.

Report Cites Problems with FBI's Approach to Agile Development

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.

GAO and VA Squabble Over Agile Development Project, Procedures

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.

7 Key Factors for Successful Agile Development

Expert Lisa Crispin offers her top tips for successful agile development and testing.

CollabNet Launches ScrumWorks Pro into the Cloud

In mid-November CollabNet announced ScrumWorks Pro 4.5, an Agile project management tool that can be hosted in the cloud.

Survey: Agile Not Catching Waterfall Just Yet

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.

Survey: Companies Struggle with Agile Management Tool Selection

A survey conducted earlier this year by two Swedish graduate students indicates companies have difficulty in picking the right Agile tools in a highly fragmented market and often resort to relying on simple "tangible" tools such as whiteboards and paper.

Parasoft Adds Manual Testing to Agile Tool

Parasoft recently announced it has added manual testing integration to its Concerto for Agile software development and management tool.

Agile Notes: Concerto Upgrade, Census Eyes Agile, New Alliance Director

Here's a roundup of recent news of note in the Agile industry.

Getting Started with Agile: Playing 'Poker' To Plan Agile Projects

That's exactly what Scotland's University of St. Andrews dev team did -- here's how.

Seapine’s Agile QA Tool Adds Load Testing for Web Apps

Seapine Software recently announced a new version of its quality assurance/testing software that includes the ability to load test Web applications as part of the Agile development process.