Posts Tagged 'Agile software development'

Building Healthy Agile Teams

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It is not easy to build a relationship. And it is even more difficult to maintain a good and healthy one.

Some people say the key is in simply spending time together. Others say it is about spending quality time together. But how do you ensure that the relationships you are building within an agile environment are healthy, resulting in healthy agile teams?

Agile teams

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Jira Plugin Development – Making sense of the Jira Technical Ecosystem

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This is the first in a series of articles dealing with Jira plugin development.

Overview

Jira is a project tracker web application built by Atlassian in Java, and is used for agile software development by thousands of project teams. Jira can either be used as a hosted application (Jira OnDemand), or can be installed on a local server. Jira OnDemand is ideal for smaller companies that do not want to take ...

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Discovering Agile

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I have heard a lot about agile over the past few years but never really understood it as that stage; it was not a part of my life. A few months ago I came face to face with agile and started to dig deeper into this new methodology that is changing the world by discover agile.

After a lot of learning and discovering, I came to a few conclusions – Agile is common ...

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Using lists in Trello for Agile software development

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Introduction

Trello is a so-called horizontal product, meaning that it can be used by a wide variety of people, solving a wide range of problems. It is also well-suited for smaller agile software development projects. 

Lists

One of the key features of Trello is the ability to create custom lists (swimlanes). Cards (which can typically contain user stories) can then be attached to custom lists.

Examples of lists

The flexibility of ...

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Measuring Agile readiness throughout the Scrum Delivery Life Cycle

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At Agileware Studios we have 3 definitions we use to measure agile readiness and work as it passes through an agile scrum delivery life cycle. This assists in measuring agile readiness and ensuring that the right quality of work is delivered throughout the agile life cycle for delivery.

Ready for development

For requirements to be moved into a sprint for implementation we need to ensure that the requirements apply to a certain ...

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Agile Marketing – JIRA project management tool

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The agile way

At Infoware Studios, everything we do is managed by using an agile approach, including our marketing department. Not only are we fiercely passionate about agile, but we practise what we preach as well and follow agile principles in all our projects.

As someone who is new to agile, software development ...

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Learning through making mistakes

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Since early childhood we all are taught not to make mistakes. We are constantly reminded to be perfect.

Even in adulthood we are scared of making mistakes and usually in the corporate world we get punished for making mistakes.  When agile was found there became an awareness of the benefit to learn through making mistakes.  Through making mistakes we can as a team assess our mistakes and work towards finding a solution. But this doesn’t mean that ...

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Agile: A Journey

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Every journey has a start and an end destination. In life we tend to focus so hard on the end destination that we forget about the journey itself.

Agile is a lifestyle

With agile people tend to think it’s a quick fix or the silver bullet instead of a journey.  Or we start the journey and then decide it takes too long or it simply isn’t working and then start all over ...

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