How Should Agile Respond to Customers?

Why it's both necessary -- and dangerous -- to listen to your customers.

The Product Owner's Dilemma

Agile Advisor columnist Aaron Bjork talks about why it’s both necessary and dangerous to listen to your customers.

Road Rules for Agile Teams

Aaron Bjork talks about the importance of simplicity and clear rules in your software process.

Remaining Work is Key for Agile

Aaron Bjork talks about why remaining work is the most important measurement on your Agile projects.

Motivating an Agile Team

Aaron Bjork talks about how to motivate your agile teams without getting in their way.

Agile Planning Benefits

Agile planning does not mean "no planning"; it means a flexible plan that changes with the situation.

Agile Management Suite Grows Up

Agile management tools are maturing as the market defines its needs.

Acceptance Criteria: Get Everyone on the Same Page

Microsoft's Aaron Bjork explores how to use acceptance criteria to get everyone on your team running the same play.

Retrospective Meetings: Agile Learning from the Past

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.

Agile Dev Planning with Urban Turtle

Mickey covers the basics of Urban Turtle, an Agile development planning tool for Team Foundation Server.

Telerik Updates TeamPulse and Test Studio Products

Telerik this week updated a pair of products: The Telerik Test Studio automated test suite and Telerik TeamPulse team project management package.

Agile Development and the Daily Standup Meeting

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.

Failure's Secret Sauce: Poor Project Management

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.

Support Agile Development with Telerik TeamPulse

TeamPulse provides economical support for teams implementing the Agile methodology, but it doesn't integrate with Visual Studio.

Survey: Dev Outlook Shifting

A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.

Telerik TeamPulse Updated

Telerik releases Q3 2010 version of its Agile project management suite, with support for bi-directional sync with Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

Survey: Agile Not Catching Waterfall Just Yet

While Agile methodology is growing in importance, a recent survey of European companies indicates that the traditional "waterfall" method will retain its position as the dominant development strategy.

Survey: Companies Struggle with Agile Management Tool Selection

A survey conducted earlier this year by two Swedish graduate students indicates companies have difficulty in picking the right Agile tools in a highly fragmented market and often resort to relying on simple "tangible" tools such as whiteboards and paper.

Microsoft How-To: Scrum for Everyone

Working with the Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 process template.

Agile Platform 5.1 Aimed at Amazon Cloud

OutSystems this week released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.

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