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Collocated West Logo Use Business Analysts for User Interface Design
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Have you experienced difficulties eliciting “what would you like the system to do” from customers and SMEs? Have you then delivered the system only to find that the users don’t like it, even though it meets their stated requirements exactly? Cathy Sargent shares a technique for using...

Cathy Sargent
Collocated West Logo A Simple Tool for Speaking Honestly and Constructively
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Are you on a team where people avoid conflict or shy away from saying anything that might sound critical? Reluctance to speak up can block important challenges from being identified, and deny your team and organization the opportunity to learn and improve. According to Lorraine Aguilar...

Lorraine Aguilar
Collocated West Logo Agile Metrics: Measuring Outcomes and Results
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When organizations move to agile approaches, two very common metric anti-patterns surface: (1) The organization doesn’t change its metrics at all and simply continues to measure as they always have; or (2) The organization throws out every metric and just focuses on velocity and trying to...

Bob Galen
Collocated West Logo Project Estimation: Myths, Taboos, and Inconvenient Truths
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Too many of us continue to suffer through schedule-driven crunch mode and cost overruns. We all know the usual suspects, including bad estimates and changing requirements. But what if we set aside myths and embraced reality? Estimates are uncertain, but that doesn’t make them bad—only...

Robert Merrill
Collocated West Logo The Soft Skills of Great Software Developers
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Are you creating clean, high performing code? Are you following the right development practices, but still don’t feel you are getting the recognition or success you deserve? The truth is that working harder and improving your programming skills are not enough. Great developers must...

Raul Suarez
Collocated West Logo Determining Business Value in Agile Development
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Both agile and lean focus on delivering business value to the customers as rapidly as possible. On agile projects, story points are often used to estimate and track development effort for user stories. However, to concentrate on delivering value, we must be able to place a business value...

Ken Pugh
Collocated West Logo Where Is Test in DevOps?
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As organizations try to meet faster delivery schedules and improve collaboration between development and operations, DevOps has become a hot topic. So, where does testing fit into a DevOps strategy? By narrowly focusing on just Dev and Ops, the term DevOps itself ends up missing testing.

Nikhil Kaul
Collocated West Logo Team Leadership Is Like Big Band Drumming
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Sometimes we get a little stuck. It does happen. Work is at the same place, with the same people, and the same problems. The fresh perspective we seek is overcome by everyday demands and eludes us once again. John Ryskowski says that one path to a fresh perspective is to experience...

John Ryskowski
Collocated West Logo Docker Containers in the Enterprise DevOps Journey
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As technology moves from being a cost-center to a revenue generator in nearly every business, technologists are expected to deliver more with fewer resources. DevOps enables this efficiency through improved collaboration between product management, development, release management, quality...

Aater Suleman
Collocated West Logo Developing a Rugged DevOps Approach to Cloud Security
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Your operational tools deliver continuous monitoring and alerting for applications deployed in the cloud. So why doesn’t your security suite do the same? Although no single path to a secure DevOps approach works for every organization, Tim Prendergast offers a set of key principles and...

John Martinez

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