Quality Engineering in Agile and DevOps
Never Changing the Incentive Program | DevSecOps Anti-Patterns
Early in the software engineering journey, there were primarily developers. Developers had a wide array of accountabilities: designing, coding, testing, deploying, maintaining, and more. Quality was inherently built in and championed by the triad of the customer, the business, and the developers. As we scaled, we segmented these responsibilities across roles, which came with both […]
Selecting the Right Agile Framework
Owen Gotimer Hello everyone. My name is Owen Gotimer. I’m the community manager at TechWell. I’m joined today by Tom Stiehm the CTO at Coveros. Tom, thanks for joining me today. Tom Stiehm Thanks for having me. Owen Gotimer Tom, we’re going to chat about some DevOps and DevSecOps anti-patterns, and the first one I […]
Dos and Don’ts of Technical and Process Evaluations
Scrum. Kanban. Lean. XP. SAFe. RUP. Scrum of Scrums. There are many frameworks available to organizations that are maturing their agile software development process. However, the use of some frameworks can help reinforce agile behaviors, while others can be degenerative and actually drive an organization to revert to more waterfall-like software development. The choice of […]
Tips for Facilitating Remote Agile Teams
Managing Consultant Brian Hicks shares some dos and don’ts of technical and process assessments for both formal and internal uses.
Understanding the ScrumMaster’s Role in Team Communication
In this challenging unprecedented time teams that have been co-located in team rooms are now adapting to being fully remote, at least for the time being. So a big question a lot of agile teams are facing is how do we follow the agile principles while remote. In particular the idea of co-location and the […]
Pros and Cons of Open Source Software
A common misunderstanding among those new to agile is exactly what the role of the ScrumMaster is on the team. I have often heard people say, “I didn’t sign up to be a ScrumMaster; it’s not my job to talk to the product owner,” or “I’m not the ScrumMaster; I don’t like to act like […]
Rethinking Your Measurement and Metrics for Agile and DevOps
With limited budgets, the need for customization, and the desire for user support, it’s no surprise open source software is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the DevOps arena.
5 Reasons Why Feedback is Important to Agile
One of the key conversations organizations and teams forget about in their transition to agile and DevOps is updating their measurement and metrics plan. Many companies are still using measurements and metrics from the traditional waterfall software development lifecycle. While some of these remain useful, many may not provide value to the team or organization—and […]
Agile Tips to Make the Most of Conferences
Agile emphasizes collaboration, communication, and iteration. But feedback is the technique that allows us to practice effectively as a team.
Time spent at a conference is precious, so you should make sure there is a return on that investment. What better way to do so than to leverage agile ideas? Here are a few tips based on the principles behind the Agile Manifesto for getting the most out of attending a conference. Embrace change Like […]