Month: December 2013

Happy Agile People Build Good Agile Teams

2013 is winding down and businesses around the globe are making plans (or have made them) for 2014. Most of those plans will be poorly defined and lacking in clear objectives. Rather than focus your energy on things beyond your control, focus on you. Would you like your software development team and your company to […]

What Does It Take To Be Agile?

What does it take for your software development team to be agile? Only you and your team can answer that question. I can offer my opinion about being agile but your circumstances may vary. The characteristics that one person requires for agility will be different from what someone else in a different situation requires. For […]

Guest Post: BYOD: How Employees and Employers Benefit

The BYOD movement is growing among businesses in the U.S. and globally. The ability of employees to bring their personal devices to work has many benefits that employers (and employees) new to the movement need to recognize and weigh before implementing BYOD in their organizations. ┬áSome of the key benefits common to bring-your-own-device programs are […]

Phased Agile Development Builds Bridges

My last five posts have covered the topic of using phases in agile software development similar to the phases of the Rational Unified Process (RUP). So why phases? Neither the Agile Manifesto nor Scrum make any reference to phased development. If you use phases, are you really doing agile development? (If you haven’t read the […]