Agile SW Quality – Victim of the Bystander Effect

Introduction This week I had the pleasure of having dinner with one man, who I reckon to be one of the top experts and long term advocates for agile methodologies. While speaking about the necessities of different artifacts in SW development we also talked about quality. Therehe said, that quality Continue reading Agile SW Quality – Victim of the Bystander Effect

Business Analysis as Quality Enabler

Introduction In today’s software development practices, we have seen the paradigm shift towards agile methods. While effective, in the past years we went through the “trough of disillusionment” of the hype-cycle. A number of problems have been pointed out and as a result, improvement suggestions have been made. The underlying Continue reading Business Analysis as Quality Enabler

When Agile Methods Fail – Inspired by a Real World Project

Introduction The last weeks have been very busy ones with a number of events and discussions. And while checking in with colleagues and friends, I was also very busy in trying to remediate some parts of a somewhat challenged software project. And yes, it was a Scrum project, carried out by Continue reading When Agile Methods Fail – Inspired by a Real World Project

Stories about Distributed Development – Part 2

Introduction In part 1 of this article we looked at the challenges caused by geographical distribution of teams and team members. In this second part we will look into the challenges that are caused by language and culture differences. Separation by language Most of my English-speaking colleagues will admit, that Continue reading Stories about Distributed Development – Part 2

How to kill your Company using an Agile Transformation

Nowadays you have a number of different possibilities to kill your company or to seriously impact its capability to deliver. As Agile methods and their application in the enterprise context continue to be very popular I want to explore your opportunities to do that using an Agile Transformation. Let us Continue reading How to kill your Company using an Agile Transformation

Stories about Distributed Development – Part 1

This article was originally posted on TestHuddle. Introduction Today outsourcing, offshoring and working in globally distributed teams are common for an ever-growing number of people in software development. Even though this trend is not new, the ever-increasing implementation of agile principles adds a new twist to the already known challenges. Continue reading Stories about Distributed Development – Part 1