agile development - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • The path to Agile: Successes and slip-ups

    IT and digital execs from News Corp, CommBank, and Australia Post discuss why Agile is still very much a work in progress.

    Written by Byron Connolly19 June 15 15:47
  • Balancing outsourcing with Agile development

    The ‘keeping mum effect’, or reluctance to report bad news about a distressed project, is alive and well in our time-compressed, competitive, uncompromising and globalised business environments.

    Written by Rob Livingstone15 April 15 16:07
  • How to achieve Agile business intelligence success

    The Agile development approach to data management and business intelligence projects is seeing greater take up by CIOs as public and private sector firms demand faster, more measurable returns on their information investments.

    Written by Tony Kenney18 Feb. 15 14:39
  • Agile Meets Collaboration for Better, Faster Software Product Delivery

    Software developers increasingly use specialized Agile tools, such as Rally and Atlassian JIRA for individual tasks, but with many teams working simultaneously on products at every stage in the definition and development lifecycle, it's easy for information to get lost and for teams to lose sight of the bigger picture: what's being built, why it's being built and how to track progress.

    Written by Sharon Florentine06 Dec. 14 01:44
  • Agile pays off for Coates Hire

    Agile development methodology was key to the successful implementation of a new online equipment management tool for Coates Hire.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner02 Oct. 14 10:34
  • U.S. CIO Urges Feds to Fail Fast, Not Fail Big

    Taking a page from the private sector, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel calls for a more agile, iterative approach to government IT projects.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin10 Feb. 14 16:53
  • 23 signs your cloud project may be in trouble

    On many an old map, unknown territories were marked, 'Here be dragons!' Sure, it's actionable, but it's not very informative. Centuries later, do we have the same problem with software project management? Here's how to slay the dragons that threaten to set your cloud projects aflame.

    Written by David Taber06 Feb. 14 09:48
  • How to Use Agile Development to Avoid Project Failures

    The rocky rollout of is a very public example of a larger issue of software product failures. Can an agile development framework allow software companies to avoid such project management headaches themselves.

    Written by Sharon Florentine05 Feb. 14 15:17
  • Are Purchasing Practices Killing Your Software Projects?

    Alan Shepard famously said, 'It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.' Don't let the purchasing department determine the success of your software project.

    Written by David Taber30 Jan. 14 15:14
  • Why You May Need an 'Agile Coach' (Whatever One Is)

    Ask an 'agile coach' what he or she does and the answer could range from write code to run meetings. It's not what you'd necessarily expect an agile coach to be doing, but that doesn't mean the role is unnecessary.

    Written by Matthew Heusser15 Oct. 13 17:14
  • Has Agile Software Development Gone Mainstream?

    Today's software development industry views object-oriented programming as 'just another tool.' Is agile development headed the same way?

    Written by Matthew Heusser12 Aug. 13 18:40
  • Why 'Agile Project Management Controls' Isn't an Oxymoron

    George Carlin made phrases like 'jumbo shrimp' famous. But the need to control agile projects is no joke. Ask the right questions along the way, though, and you'll bring order to a process than can easily turn chaotic.

    Written by David Taber11 April 13 13:09
  • Library Competes Thanks to Agile Development Outsourcing

    One of the nation's largest circulating libraries, the King County Library System, turns to agile development outsourcing to take on commercial rivals such as Apple and Amazon.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud01 April 13 14:23
  • How to Adjust to the Changing Face of Software Testing

    Beyond testing scripts and automating everything, a new approach to software testing is gaining traction in larger organizations. Proponents including Barclays, the world's fourth largest bank. Should your team listen?

    Written by Matthew Heusser14 March 13 13:36