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.
An agile team's goal is to eliminate bug debt. These techniques can help.
In a recent blog post, "Is Agile Really a 'Developer Rebellion Against Unwanted Tasks'?", Data Driver blogger David Ramel wrote about the mixed reaction from developers to his article about a controversial report on Agile software development from analyst firm Voke Inc.
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Agile processes should encourage your developers to work better -- not be looking over their shoulders.
Agile development is growing in popularity for a reason: It results in faster time to market and, in most cases, better software.
Our cover story this month on Agile development comes at a good time, coinciding with the recent release of the Visual Studio 11 beta.
Why it's both necessary -- and dangerous -- to listen to your customers.
Agile Advisor columnist Aaron Bjork talks about why it’s both necessary and dangerous to listen to your customers.
Aaron Bjork talks about the importance of simplicity and clear rules in your software process.
Aaron Bjork talks about why remaining work is the most important measurement on your Agile projects.
Aaron Bjork talks about how to motivate your agile teams without getting in their way.
Agile planning does not mean "no planning"; it means a flexible plan that changes with the situation.
Agile management tools are maturing as the market defines its needs.
- By Kathleen Richards
Microsoft's Aaron Bjork explores how to use acceptance criteria to get everyone on your team running the same play.
Aaron Bjork talks about the power of learning from the past and gives some insight into how to get the most out of your retrospectives in your Agile projects.
Mickey covers the basics of Urban Turtle, an Agile development planning tool for Team Foundation Server.
- By Mickey Gousset
Telerik this week updated a pair of products: The Telerik Test Studio automated test suite and Telerik TeamPulse team project management package.
- By Kathleen Richards
This is the first installment of a new online column written by Aaron Bjork, senior program manager at Microsoft working on Agile experiences and tooling within TFS. This month Aaron looks at daily standup meetings.
On VB columnist Joe Kunk says coding errors can lead to trouble, but the vast majority of big mistakes are due to poor or misguided project management.
TeamPulse provides economical support for teams implementing the Agile methodology, but it doesn't integrate with Visual Studio.