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Methods & Tools - Text Edition - October 2011

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*** Linkopedia ***

Software Linkopedia October 2011

Web site: The Handbook of Software Architecture

Blog: Metrics for Agile

Blog: Improving our interview process

Blog: Pitfalls of the Stand-up Meeting

Blog: Transforming to Collaborative Agile Teams

Article: Moneyball for Software Engineering

Article: Functional Testing with Arquillian

Article: Tracking Software Projects from a Financial Perspective

Article: Reflections on Virtual Teams

Tool: scrumblr- simple open source scrum board

Tool: Jubula Functional Testing with Eclipse

Video: Overcoming Self-Organization Blocks

Video: Javascript Testing at Google

Video: Compositional CRUD for SOA

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*** Books ***

Lean Integration by John G. Schmid & David Lyle

This book is divided in three parts. The first part provides an overview of Lean integration. The second part introduces the seven Lean integration principles and the last part discusses lean integration competency areas.

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Open Agile, November 2 2011, Bucharest, Romania

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Better Software Conference East, November 6–11 2011, Orlando, USA

Agile Development Practices East, November 6–11 2011, Orlando, USA

GOTO Prague, November 22-24 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

XP Day Benelux, December 1-2 2011, Mechelen, Belgium

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Methods & Tools is looking for open source tools articles

Methods & Tools has introduced this year a tool section in its PDF issues. I am therefore looking for short (3-4 pages, screenshots included) presentations articles of open source software development tools (JUnit for instance). If you are commiter to an open source project or working with such a tool and willing to present it to the readers of Methods & Tools, do not hesitate to contact me.

Methods & Tools Article Pipeline

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* Make Your Culture Work with Agile and Kanban
* Software Architecture
* UML Best Practices
* Narrative Journey Maps
* Scrum Burndown Charts
* Scala Build Tool
* Cucumber Tool
* Chili Tool
* Scrum-IT Tool
* Sureassert Tool
* Guarana Tool

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