How to get that all-important feedback needed to make a project successful.
Properly using agile software development practices requires skillful application of principles from both sides.
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
David Starr traces the evolution of the agile movement from inception to today's "post-agile" practices.
Agile teams must lead the way in valuing and respecting their customers.
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
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.
Agile processes should encourage your developers to work better -- not be looking over their shoulders.
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.
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.
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.