Some dev organizations use a stabilization phase as a way to improve quality. But in most cases, it does more harm than good.
It isn't about the tests -- it's about the feedback.
- By Peter Provost
About one-fifth use Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) processes to help secure code.
Learn how Team Foundation Server 2012 and Kanban go together.
- By Mickey Gousset
David Starr traces the evolution of the agile movement from inception to today's "post-agile" practices.
Doing better takes time and is an incremental process.
- By Mark J. Balbes, Ph.D.
Agile teams must lead the way in valuing and respecting their customers.
New version of Orchestrated IT includes improved change and release management features.
- By Katrina Carrasco
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.
- By Peter Provost
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.
- By Joel Semeniuk
Reducing application development costs, and moving applications to the cloud have become less of a priority for the coming year, according to the survey.
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.
How can Agile teams put price tags on features? Gregg Boer covers two methods that teams can use to estimate costs.
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.
- By Readers of Visual Studio Magazine
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.