Agile/Scrum


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.

A Look Inside Visual Studio Scrum Process Template

Mickey continues his exploration of the new Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Process Template, with a look at the included features.

Collabnet Pushes Agile ALM into the Cloud

Application lifecycle management (ALM) provider Collabnet rolled out a new version of its flagship TeamForge ALM platform this week, as well as a general-availability release of its free Subversion Edge product.

In Search of Process Efficiency

Jeff Levinson says the first step toward being more efficient is getting on top of project time tracking.

Installing the Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 Process Template

Mickey Gousset introduces the new Microsoft Scrum 1.0 Process Template for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and steps through the installation process.

Report: Agile Leads Resurgence of Corporate Dev Projects

According to new research, companies are once more investing in application development projects, and Agile methodologies are leading the way.

Visual Studio ALM Q&A: Microsoft's Sean McBreen

We speak with Microsoft's Senior Director for Visual Studio and MSDN product management about application lifecycle management with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate and Team Foundation Server 2010.

Microsoft's New TFS 2010 Template Is Pure Scrum

With Team Foundation Server 2010, Agile project management is greatly improved. Scrum developers now have another option. Microsoft announced a new Scrum process template at Tech Ed.

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