There are as many assumptions and misconceptions about global development as there are about agile development. In this article, Jutta Eckstein tries to remove these misconceptions and explain how Agile can be implemented and provide benefits in distributed software development projects.
What is the key to high productivity via Scrum? According to Alex Brown, Chief Operating Officer at Scrum Inc., it all comes down to the retrospective and the “happiness metric.”
The Scrum approach recommends to deliver software incrementally in small iterations. This seems to be always an issue with activities that require a global view on the developed application like the software architecture or the user interface. In this blog post, Aviva Rosenstein, who manages user research for Salesforce, shares here experience about integrating user experience (UX) design into the Scrum development process.
As many testers have, I struggled in my first year on a Scrum team. How do I write tests without a spec? How do I know when I am done with software testing when there is no test plan? I present this article to show the important contributions that software testers on Scrum teams can make in the phase of feature and user stories creation.
Technical debt due to bad code quality is one the problem that every Scrum development team might face in their application. In this blog post, Henrik Kniberg discusses the causes of technical debt and provides some hints on how to manage it.