Fri.Dec 06, 2019

Technical Debt

Allen Holub

The notion of technical debt is not well understood, so let’s start there. Agile is all about fast feedback loops. Deliberately lengthening your feedback loop in pursuit of the chimera of perfection destroys your agility. The cost of that delay is a real cost. It usually exceeds development costs by a large factor. Deliberately delaying… The post Technical Debt appeared first on Allen Holub

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Article: InfoQ's 2019, and Software Predictions for 2020

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We take a look back at what we saw on InfoQ in 2019, and think about what the next year might bring.

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How to improve your agile? Question how it's always been done

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When the xMatters?development development team transitioned a decade ago from the traditional waterfall software development process to the shiny new agile development methodology known as Scrum, our engineers had to question processes that had proved effective for years.

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