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Methods & Tools - January 2015

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*** Jobs ***

Featured Jobs

Software Development Engineer, TASC, Chantilly, VA, USA

Java Developer, Optima Connections, Northampton, United Kingdom

Agile C# .NET Developer, Synergy Network Solutions, Inc, Atlanta, GA

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*** Books ***

The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model (ICSM) book is based on the initial work of Barry Boehm about the Spiral Model in 1988. According to the authors "Most of the problems in using the 1988 spiral model stemmed from users looking at the diagram and constructing processes that had nothing to do with the underlying concepts." The book thus starts by explaining the four principles of the model before discussing it and explaining how to apply this process tailoring approach to you own organization.

Read the complete review of The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model on our web site dedicated to software development books.

The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software, Barry Boehm, Jo Ann Lane, Supannika Koolmanojwong & Richard Turner, Addison-Wesley

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Development Linkopedia January 2015

Blog: Killing the Crunch Mode Antipattern

Blog: Barry's Rules of Engineering and Architecture

Blog: Lessons Learned Moving From Engineering Into Management

Blog: A ScrumMaster experience report on using Feature Teams

Article: Using Models to Help Plan Tests in Agile Projects

Article: A Mitigation Plan for a Product Owner's Anti-Pattern

Article: Guerrilla Project Management for DBAs

Article: Is Constant Process Improvement Imperative?

Article: Mobile Testing: How to Maintain Your Devices

Tools: Bug Magnet - Exploratory Testing Assistant

Tools: Pho - BDD test framework for PHP

Video: You Canít Plan Complex Projects, So Control Them

Video: What Do You Mean by Agile Tester?

Video: Improving Software Development at Scale: Promise and Pitfalls

Video: Spring 4, Java EE 7 or Both?

Video: The Technical Debt Trap

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.

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ProgSCon London, April 17 2015, London, UK
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SEI SATURN Software Architecture Conference, April 27-30 2015, Baltimore, USA

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*** Quote of the Month ***

Principles Trump Diagrams. Most of the problems in using the 1988 spiral model stemmed from users looking at the diagram and constructing processes that had nothing to do with the underlying concepts. This is true of many process models: people just adopt the diagram and neglect the principles that need to be respected.

Source: The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model, Barry Boehm & al., Addison-Wesley

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