|Written by Sudheer Raju | Tuesday, 06 March 2012|
VersionOne has responded to the growing needs of agile enterprises with a new release that extends its capabilities in the areas of strategic planning and agile portfolio management through program-level Kanban boards, Epic-level project visibility and enhanced custom analytics. The new functionality is designed to help organizations better plan, manage and report on cross-project initiatives in sync with their agile portfolio management strategy.
|Written by Sudheer Raju | Monday, 05 March 2012|
|Written by Sudheer Raju | Thursday, 01 March 2012|
The results of the 6th Annual State of Agile Development survey, sponsored by VersionOne, reveal several interesting trends among the agile community. Based on more than 6,000 responses, the survey findings show that software tools purpose-built for agile management are in high-demand among respondents with multiple agile projects, and their use promotes more successful agile projects.
|Written by Sudheer Raju | Monday, 27 February 2012|
CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced that the Codesion cloud development platform from CollabNet, is now offered as part of the CloudBees Partner Ecosystem. CloudBees provides the only Java PaaS that offers easy, one-click access to integrated, partner-provided services.
In 2011, VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile management tools, continued to see its investment in the agile community deliver significant returns as it grew its user base to over 50,000 teams and added 90 agile consulting partners.
|Written by Sudheer Raju | Wednesday, 08 February 2012|
A common question that a Scrum coach would face while transitioning an organization into Agile is “Why story points?” While this question appears very trivial, people seem to ask this question very seriously. Before we attempt to answer the question let’s have a quick look at what the story points are?
Over 10 years and I see some posts being written, quite interesting saying we have understood agile and we are moving towards aggressive adoption, some stating that it's become routine, boring and probably agile is on the decline. I liked a post in particular from Planbox blog what appeared to me as a declining agility Vs. evolving agility.
|Written by Sudheer Raju | Thursday, 19 January 2012|
Summary Review: AgileWrap is a simple, easy to use application lifecycle management tool with just about required features to manage agile projects. The design of the product core is a grid that very effectively handles every aspect of application lifecycle and finds itself to keep it simple than embed complex customization or integrations.
The daily standup meeting or scrum meeting presents the team with a regular opportunity to synchronize development activities with the iteration plan and to check and reflect on the progress of the team’s commitments towards the iteration goal. As a forum for communication and feedback, the team members co-ordinate their work and make a commitment to the team about what they aim to achieve in the day. They also identify any difficulties and obstacles to progress. The meeting is not intended to generate solutions nor remove obstacles.