Setting the Stage for The Agile Retrospective, Part Two

Ben Haith Agile, Dev Methodologies, Tutorial 2 Comments

Organizational Culture of Collaboration and Feedback, the Facilitator, and Creating a “Safe” Environment Part two in a three-part blog series. Organizational Culture of Collaboration and Honest Feedback Among the tenets of the Agile software development approach, its notable emphasis on team collaboration might prove to be a difficult paradigm shift for a group without a history of successful high inter-team participation. …



The Agile Retrospective: The Art of Looking Back to Move Forward, Part One

Ben Haith Agile, Dev Methodologies, Tutorial 5 Comments

Part one of a three-part blog series. “The major problems of our work are not so much technological as sociological in nature.” [1] The above quote is a timeless summation that technology continues to hold a limiting influence on software productivity.  To be sure, innovations such as OOP, refactoring, test-driven development (TDD), architecture-driven software development, SOA and the like are …



Making Java EE Software Development Agile, Overcoming the Disconnect

David Pitt Agile, Dev Methodologies, Java 4 Comments

If you want to go surfing but you live smack dab in Kansas, it could be a challenge. (Unless you want to go paddle in a lake.) If you want to create a new and innovative software to change the world, but your company and its bureaucratic processes are stuck in the 1980s, it could possibly take a while. (Compared to …