Agile/Scrum


New 'Sprint' of Visual Studio Online Adds Functionality

The Visual Studio Online site is also experiencing growing pains.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 Now Available

Update 2 is not far behind, either.

When Going Agile, Feast on Feedback

How to get that all-important feedback needed to make a project successful.

Agile Development: Art, Science or Both?

Properly using agile software development practices requires skillful application of principles from both sides.

Team Foundation Server Team Rooms

Think of a Team Room as a collaborative chat workspace that records everything that happens on your team. In addition to being a real-time chat room, it also integrates with TFS to display data and interactions.

The Threat of the Stabilization Phase

Some dev organizations use a stabilization phase as a way to improve quality. But in most cases, it does more harm than good.

What Really Matters in Test-Driven Development

It isn't about the tests -- it's about the feedback.

Study: Majority of U.S. Developers Use No Secure Coding Processes

About one-fifth use Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) processes to help secure code.

Kanban and Team Foundation Server 2012

Learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 and Kanban go together.

So Long and Thanks for the All the Manifestos

David Starr traces the evolution of the agile movement from inception to today's "post-agile" practices.

Continuous Improvement and the Agile Retrospective

Doing better takes time and is an incremental process.

Showing Your Customers the Respect They Deserve

Agile teams must lead the way in valuing and respecting their customers.

Serena Adds DevOps to Orchestrated IT Solution

New version of Orchestrated IT includes improved change and release management features.

SOLID Agile Development

Agile development is about more than churning out code quickly; it also forces you to think about writing software that's more extendable, robust and maintainable.

Puncturing The Top 7 Agile Myths

Although continuing to gain in popularity among developers, Agile methods still suffer from misperceptions. Here are seven of those myths, and why they're bunk.

Faster App Delivery Remains Top IT Need

Reducing application development costs, and moving applications to the cloud have become less of a priority for the coming year, according to the survey.

Leveling Up Agile Requirements

Not only does backlog management impact product architecture, but full adoption of Experience Leveling can also enable faster time-to-production, higher quality, and better user experience.

The Cost of Stories

How can Agile teams put price tags on features? Gregg Boer covers two methods that teams can use to estimate costs.

Unleash the Power of Story Points

Story Points are a crucial aspect of agile development, as they help quantify workload and job estimates. If you're not using them, you're missing out.

Agile Bug Management: Not an Oxymoron

An agile team's goal is to eliminate bug debt. These techniques can help.

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