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Methods & Tools - January 2014


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*** Jobs ***

Featured Jobs

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*** Books ***

Beyond Agile

When the authors describe the purpose of Beyond Agile, they write "one of the constant criticisms of all management styles and fads is that they seldom come with real in-the-field case studies". There are many books that deal with the adoption of Agile, Scrum or Kanban and explain what you should do to improve your software development project, but this book is different.

Read the complete review of Beyond Agile

Reference: "Beyond Agile", Maritza van den Heuvel, Joanne Ho & Jim Benson, Modus Cooperandi Press, IBSN 978-0989081214

Get more reviews on this book or buy it on amazon.com
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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia January 2014

Web site: UX axioms

Blog: Douglas Crockford on coding standards

Blog: A Rockstar Programmer Isn't the Same Thing as a Smart Asshole

Blog: The Productivity Cycle

Blog: Stop Telling Stories

Blog: Presenting the Scrum Adherence Index

Blog: Is Your Project Team a Rock Band or a Boy Band?

Article: Advice for New Programmers: Choose Your First Language Wisely

Article: Estimation is Evil

Article: Testers Working in an Agile Team

Article: Effective Software Developer Attitudes to QA People

Tools: cuke_sniffer - a ruby library used to root out smells in your cukes.

Tools: Gatling - an open source load testing tool

Video: The Most Important Optimization: Happiness

Video: Must Have 10+ Years People Experience

Video: DSDM: Grown Up Agile

Video: Testing Complex Systems

Video: JUnit Rules

Find more interesting links on the software development tools web site, the software development articles web site, the software development blogs or the software development videos web site.

*** Quote of the Month ***

Teams found themselves arbitrarily splitting work that was naturally larger than one week into multiple stories. Often, one or both of the smaller stories did not actually deliver business value in isolation. They were writing stories to fit the sprint, rather than writing the stories to achieve business value.

Source: Beyond Agile, Maritza van den Heuvel, Joanne Ho & Jim Benson, Modus Cooperandi Press


*** Conferences ***

DevOps Summit: Fundamentals of DevOps, February 27 2014, London, UK

Business Efficiency through Process Improvement, February 27 2014, London, UK

Application of ALM for Today’s Business Requirements, February 27 2014, London, UK

Wearables DevCon, March 5-7 2014, San Francisco, USA

Big Data TechCon, March 31-April 2, Boston, USA

Software Testing Analysis & Review Canada Conference, April 5-9 2014, Toronto, Canada

SPTechCon, April 22-25 2014 , San Francisco, USA

STAREAST, May 4–9 2014, Orlando, USA

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Methods & Tools Article Pipeline

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* Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives
* NoEstimates
* Chopping Onions Instead of Layers in Architecture
* Scrum: The Done Principles
* PyWows
* Baboon
* Needle

 
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