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Methods & Tools - October 2019
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How To Choose Between Microservices and Serverless Architectures Agile software development and continuous delivery are changing the view of organizations on their software architecture and its evolution. Two current architecture trends, Microservices and Serverless, try to answer these challenges. This article aims to answer the questions you might have about their benefits and disadvantages and to help you to make the right choice for your software architecture future. Read more...


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Making Sprint Retrospectives Work Sprint retrospectives are an essential component of developing an agile scrum team. Just going through the motions of "doing Scrum" doesn't achieve the results that are expected from an Agile environment. For a team to be high performing there needs to be a culture of collaboration, accountability, introspection, trust and honesty. From sprint to sprint, this culture needs to be developed and team members need to learn skills such as clear communication and assertiveness without aggression. The retro, guided by the ScrumMaster, is where much of this can be developed whilst fulfilling the valuable requirement of reflecting on the sprint. Read more...


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As Agile coaches, we do our best to determine root issues that may be causing team dysfunction and we try to resolve them by building trust with individuals and teams, guiding them to find answers that work for them, and helping to instill a positive culture. But sometimes an individual just may not be a good fit for a particular team, or, they may not be a good fit for an Agile team. Team dynamics are never perfect and most teams need time to grow and develop good working relationships. But there is a difference between people who need time and nurturing and those who refuse to change and who continue to be a leading cause of team dysfunction.

Source: Toxic Team Members, Dwight Kingdon, https://www.agilealliance.org/toxic-team-members/


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Text: Write tests. Not too many. Mostly integration.

Text: Getting Performance Testing Back on Track

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