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Methods & Tools - August 2017
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Last Articles Published on Methods & Tools Website

Lean UX and the Language of Change Learn how the language used in a Lean UX approach can help uniting the team and solving customers problems. Powerful language leads to powerful questions. By using a new vocabulary, you will hear less questions like ‘what is your velocity?’ but more like "what is the problem you are looking to solve?". Read more...

Estimating SAP Software Development Projects Using Customized Basic COCOMO Technique This article presents a customized version of the widely used software project effort estimation Basic COCOMO technique that can be applied on SAP software projects. Read more...


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*** Quote of the Month ***


Customers are at the heart of everything we do. This seems obvious, right? Yet all too often we assume shared understanding of who our customer or users are. What their needs are, why we’re building a feature for them – and that they even care about it. We have to remember we are not our customer. The focus needs to remain steadfast on the difference we hope to make for them – not on how we are building the feature.

By understanding and building a relationship with our customers, we can better understand their needs and the root cause of their problems. It allows us to create a better solution, rather than become entangled in what might be the best framework or technology.

Our customers don't care about how we do it, they don't care if we do use Agile or Lean. They care about the value we deliver, or the problem we solve for them that makes their life easier.

This enables the product delivery team to embrace a mindset of experimentation; of rapid feedback loops of Build-Measure-Learn feedback loops. A mechanism to challenge our opinions about the people we are delivering to, and ensure they are getting the best outcom

Source: Lean UX and the Language of Change, Claire Jaycock & Anthony Boobier, Methods & Tools


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Software Development Industry News

Rapise 5.2 Released - Provides Data-Driven Scriptless Automated Testing

JFrog Acquires CloudMunch

Sencha Updates its Web Application Development Platform

Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

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Text: Scrum is a Journey

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Text: Self-assessing Your Agility

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Tools: Codebrag is a simple code review tool that will make it work for your team.

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