Choose your own DevOps Adventure

DevOps maturity models: What computer games can teach us

Maturity models are known to lend long-term structure and understanding to the unfamiliar territory of DevOps. But anyone familiar with them will also know their many weaknesses. It turns out computer games already have all the answers.

Agile may deliver faster but…

Is Agile only about being faster?

Is the sole purpose of Agile to help programmers work faster? Is it about being ‘agile’ in the literal sense? Or is there more to the Agile methodology, asks software architect Lewis Foti.

Dos and don'ts

Testing the Database Layer

There’s one thing we can agree on when it comes to database tests: they ain’t easy. In this JAX Magazine preview, testing guru and JAX London speaker Colin Vipurs runs through the strengths and weaknesses of common approaches to testing databases.


Applied capacity planning

Another addition to the #NoEstimates debate, Tomas Rybing looks at measuring the capacity of teams without effort estimation, in a process easy to remember. It just so happens to be faster and more accurate than estimating.

The opposite of fragile

Beyond Agile: Antifragility for Software Development

Unpredictable, even damaging events occur frequently in agile software projects. This type of event is noted by Nassim Nicholas Taleb as a Black Swan, and we can make use of these events by harnessing Antifragility.

The 9th Annual State of Agile Survey

Everything flows, even for Agile and the Waterfall method?

For the annual “State of Agile Survey” users of Agile methods were questioned about their experience with and the benefits of the process. This recent report also raises questions that are gaining traction with Agile Manifesto authors such as Andy Hunt.

Agile is...

The Agile Manifesto – what it means to us today

It’s been 14 years since a group of software developers put their heads together and came up with a manifesto that took the IT world by storm. We asked Agile Manifesto co-author Brian Marick what remains of the original ideas today.

Tune in

Agile videos across the spectrum

As we focus our attention on all things agile, we look at some videos that span the range of agile fandom and antagonism. From tips to improving your agile framework, to the opinion of its dangerous influence, these videos have it all.

A sinking ship?

Is Agile dead? The state of affairs in Agile

In the spring of 2014, Dave Thomas blogged about the death of Agile. Now Andrew Hunt, another original author of the Agile Manifesto, has expressed his concerns for the current state and failure of Agile.

Real boundaries in agile

Agile tips: the Priority Pyramid

Are you looking to improve the way you’re prioritising work in your agile environment? Tomas Rybing presents the ‘Priority Pyramid’ which has resulted in positive feedback from the wider Kanban community.