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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - April 2013

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Scrum Still a Minority in Software Project Management?

As Agile approaches like Scrum are supposed to be dominant for enterprise software project management, the latest Methods & Tools survey asked the following question: Which project management approach is used by your project? The results make us think that the situation is a little bit more complex than the generally accepted opinion. Read the complete survey results and analysis

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia April 2013

Web site: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Java Coding Standard (PDF)

Web site: Guidelines for Unit Testing Python Code

Web site: The Agile Atlas

Article: Basing Earned Value on Technical Performance (PDF)

Article: Ten Tips for Constructing an Agile Database Development Environment that Works

Article: Taking on a Project in Difficulties

Article: Iteration Retrospective Activity: Turn the Tables

Article: QTP Best Practices

Article: Dot NET Assemblies and Strong Name Signature

Tools: Zucchini, a visual iOS testing framework

Tools: cipra, a C++11 unit testing framework

Video: How Good Acceptance Test Can Make Your Team Happier

Video: Requirements Gathering with Mind Maps

Video: Enterprise Application Integration Patterns for Java in the Cloud

Video: Then Our Buildings Shape Us

Video: Eventual Database Consistency

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*** Quote of the Month ***

Items on the Product Backlog should be requirements in the domain of the customer or user – addressing their needs, in their language and of value to them. Test of a good Product Backlog? Your customers immediately understand every item

Source: Practices for Scaling Lean and Agile Development – Large, Multisite, and Offshore Product Development with Large-Scale Scrum, Craig Larman and Bas Vodde, Addison Wesley

*** Conferences ***

STAREAST, April 28–May 3 2013, Orlando, USA

GeeCON, May 15-18 2013, Krakow, Poland

ICSE 2013, May 18-26 2013, San Francisco, USA

DevOps Summit Europe: Enabling DevOps, 23 May 2013, London, UK

NxtGenTesting – Next Generation Testing conference, 23 May 2013, London, UK

Android DevCon Spring, May 28-31 2013, Boston, USA

Better Software & Agile Development Conference West, June 2-7 2013, Las Vegas, USA

International PHP Conference, June 2-5 2013, Berlin, Germany

JaxConf, June 3-5 2013, Santa Clara, USA

webinale, June 3-5 2013, Berlin, Germany

Scrum Day, June 11-12 2013, Berlin, Germany

GOTO Amsterdam, June 18-20 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Agile2013, August 5-9 2013, Nashville, USA

SPTechCon, August 11-14 2013, Boston, USA

Agile On The Beach, 5-6 September 2013, Falmouth Cornwall UK

Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 14-16 2013, Portland, USA

Android DevCon West, November 12-15 2013, San Francisco

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* Distributed Software Testing Teams
* Business Patters for Software Developers
* Scrum Spring Length
* Teaching the Value of Acceptance Tests
* Software Craftmanship
* API Design
* Apache Isis
* Zuchinni
* GVM (Groovy enVironment Manager)
* git-TFS

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