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Agile, Security, & Compliance—Exploring the Tensions

  Can security, compliance, innovation, and Agile methodologies coexist? On September 17, 2019, in Austin, Texas, a TechDebate panel of Agile and technology experts will gather to address this question. To get a sneak preview, I had the chance to talk with one of our panelists, Will Simpson, founder and CEO of the

September 3, 2019

Improving Teams (and Results) with Software Development Metrics

  Metrics mean accountability. They hold the team accountable for the work they’re putting in. This doesn’t mean the metrics are just for managers to hold over everyone’s heads. Their main purpose is to improve the results of the team by pointing out areas of excellence as well as shortcomings. Without metrics software

January 18, 2019

Agile Budgets: Top 12 Agile Budgeting Tips

  Software development projects require correct implementation and ultimately good management. Agile budgets are difficult to explain. As with most tasks, if you get the ‘working-out’ wrong, this could impede progress, but fail to calculate the costings correctly... and you will attract unwanted profit loss. Naturally, an essential part of the management process

December 4, 2018

Automated Agile Testing – The Key Component of Agile DevOps

  Automated agile testing involves all of the stakeholders during production. Automated agile testing is conducted during every stage of development. Automated Agile Testing in an Important Part of DevOps. According to Dictionary.com, “agile” is defined one way as “quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe.” It’s a great way to describe an acrobat

November 26, 2018

Adopting Agile Development – Exploring the Scrum and Kanban Approach

  Adopting Agile in the Pursuit of Growth Everyone involved even tangentially in software development has heard the word “agile.” The C-suite executives might say “we need to become more agile” or “is that vendor more agile than the others?” It’s a common word in this realm, but what does it really mean,

November 16, 2018