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  • The seeds of successful Agile change

    on Jul 21, 15 • by Christine Bottagaro • with 2 Comments

    Collaboration is key for optimal software development

    Change is inevitable in the workplace, yet, there’s no clear-cut answer as to how people react to change. Read on to learn some key steps to help grow your chances for successful change

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  • Security in agile means knowing your story

    on Jun 18, 15 • by Christine Bottagaro • with No Comments


    Last week's webinar discussed how to embed security into Agile development. Here's a deeper dive into an area that's troublesome for many teams, building security into user stories

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  • Recognizing what Agile really is

    on Aug 2, 14 • by Chris Bubinas • with No Comments

    Recognizing what is really Agile

    The Agile movement is about understanding value, not necessarily following a set of practices

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  • Agile, cloud, DevOps revolutionizing software

    on May 20, 14 • by Chris Bubinas • with No Comments

    Agile, cloud, DevOps revolutionizing software

    Agile, DevOps and cloud computing form a powerful combination with a single guiding notion: Software rules. 

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  • What’s the Right Iteration Length?

    on Nov 1, 11 • by Todd Landry • with 1 Comment


    The question of “what’s the right iteration length” may not be as interesting as any of the questions found here (gum really doesn’t stay in you for 7 years. Who knew?), but it is a common question from organizations moving to agile development. You can certainly get a lot of different opinions on this from a Google search, but since you’re reading this now, I’ll give you mine, based on personal experience. A number of years ago, one of the projects I was PM on decided to try out Scrum. I had attended some Product

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  • Is Pure Agile Always an Option?

    on Oct 4, 11 • by Todd Landry • with 2 Comments

    Even industries heavy on process (because of regulatory requirements) are taking the leap into agile. How agile are they?

    Over the past few years I’ve talked to a number of customers in the embedded software and medical devices industries, and I continue to see a significant number of these organizations either moving to, or planning on moving to agile development processes. With all of the inherent challenges for agile in these organizations such as standards/regulatory compliance, hardware changes and integration, security issues, etc. I must say that I’m a little shocked that customers are moving away from their current processes towards something like agile. Add to this the fact that the Agile Manifesto specifically

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  • A Rockin’ Agile Roadshow

    on Apr 7, 11 • by Todd Landry • with No Comments

    10-23-2012 3-19-08 PM

    Last week I toured the West coast with our friends from VersionOne, Perforce, and Electric Cloud on our Agile roadshow hitting the cities of Seattle, Santa Clara, and San Diego. In one of the after meeting discussions, one of the attendees asked me what the differences were between Agile and Lean. Having only been involved with Lean from an outside perspective, I didn’t really think there were huge differences and that they shared many of the same beliefs. Luckily, it looks like others believe this to be the case too. So rather than me trying

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  • In standards we unite, in agile we diverge

    on Jan 11, 11 • by Patti Murphy • with 2 Comments


    What comes first—the process or the tool? Yes. Any tool worth its salt should integrate into existing processes and tools. What’s interesting and informative is seeing the similarities and differences in how the same tool is applied in different organizations, across continents and oceans. The emphasis on quality unites everyone, but the level to which agile is adopted is what makes static analysis markets different. No one knows this more than Mark Grice, Klocwork Director and Manager of the International Reseller/Partner Network, and Steve Howard, head of Partner Support in Europe. Trying to talk to

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  • Top 5 time wasters for developers

    on Dec 1, 10 • by Patti Murphy • with 6 Comments

    Klocwork developer Russ Sherk sporting his mo'stache. It's hair today, gone tomorrow.

    Time’s a precious resource, so the saying goes. Don’t waste it. That’s particularly true for developers, who live in the critical path lane. And if there’s someone who knows a lot about time management, it’s Russ Sherk, an intermediate developer here at Klocwork, and the father of three young ‘uns. Russ works on our Klocwork Review and Klocwork Inspect products and handles licensing. For Russ, these are lessons learned over his six-year tenure at Klocwork. “These are things you need to think about or you won’t progress as a developer,” he says. Here’s what to

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  • Agile Tools: An ROI Example

    on Jul 20, 10 • by Todd Landry • with No Comments

    10-23-2012 3-43-04 PM

    There has been lots of discussion on this blog (and others for that matter) on the importance of early defect detection, refactoring, and code reviews, but what does it all mean to a team of developers trying to maximize their velocity in a 2 week iteration? Based on a number of studies, and some real-world customer feedback  we have put together the following ROI…but note that this ROI is not measured in dollars, but rather in hours saved, because a development team can more easily relate to a 20 hour time savings per iteration rather than

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