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Agility and the Annual Review

Of course you're great. Why do you need to have an annual review to tell your boss? Our Agile Architect talks about an agile approach to the employee review process.

The Agile Act of Continuous Delivery

Agile teams deliver software often. Really agile teams deliver software on a continuous basis. Our Agile Architect explores the concepts and techniques behind continuous delivery.

Motivating Your Agile Team

Agile can't work without agile teams, and agile teams are made up of people. People can't work effectively without motivation. Our Agile Architect discusses different ways to motivate agile teams.

Making Agile Compromises

The Agile Manifesto describes the values of agile. Agile methodologies tell you how to achieve those values. But what happens when that isn't enough? Is Agile open to compromise?

Agile TBD

What is our Agile Architect writing about today? We're not quite sure but it may have something to do with responsibility and his own lack-there-of.

Agile Testing Heresy: Are You Testing Too Much?

Our Agile Architect commits heresy by suggesting that developers are writing too many tests. Perhaps the question should not be, "Do I have a test?" It should be, "Do I have the right test?"

How I Won the Battle but Lost the War: An Agile Saga (Part 2)

How does a project get late? One day at a time. Our Agile Architect shares some common pitfalls plus 15 sometimes seemingly contradictory tips that will help you win the war.

How I Won the Battle but Lost the War: An Agile Saga (Part 1)

There is a common expression that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Our Agile Architect shares such a tale.

Delegated Authority: An Agile Trust Experiment

Our Agile Architect experiments with Delegated Authority. How far do you trust your team to make decisions?

Agile Coaching the Wrong Way!

Our Agile Architect shares his blinders and blunders as an agile coach.

Atlassian Integrates Confluence and JIRA for Agile Best Practices

Enterprise software toolmaker Atlassian this week announced tighter integration between its JIRA issue tracking application and its Confluence team collaboration platform.

Agile Advice: Don't Be Elite, Be Obsolete!

Our Agile Architect explains why you should work hard to make yourself obsolete in your job.

Agile Project Manager Adds Git and GitHub Integration

The new version of Telerik's TeamPulse agile project management software integrates with the open-source Git version control system and the GitHub repository.

The Agile Tailor and Other Stories

There's nothing like a humorous column. And trust me, this is nothing like a humorous column. Our Agile Architect pokes fun at all things agile.

Zend Amps Agile with Blueprints

Blueprints for Continuous Delivery is a codification of best practices for each step of the software delivery cycle designed to organize them into a single, iterative process.

Survey: Alarming Lack of Use of Formal Development Processes

Hot tech trends such as mobile, cloud and Big Data aren't replacing current platforms and programming languages, but rather are adding complexity to development efforts that too rarely use formal processes to drive important work, according to a recent survey from Forrester Research Inc.

The Survivor's Guide to Agile

You just found out your company is going Agile. Our Agile Architect offers his top tips on how you can make this transition successfully.

Finding the 'Simple' in Agile

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but simplicity takes hard work to create. Our Agile Architect gives his take on "simple."

Rapid Deployment Package for Agile Java Dev Teams Launched

Agitar Technologies this week released an app deployment package for Java teams that aims to support java jocks who want to adopt Agile practices.

In Agile, Simple Is Not...

In agile, we have the saying "Do the simplest thing possible." Our Agile Architect explains why simple is not so easy.

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