How hard or easy can it be to be an agile developer? It is still mystery for few and mystery for few others that why is it still mystery.
Moving from traditional way of delivering projects to iterative or agile development, some may say there is no project management within agile development and its all scrum or iteration driven by scrum master. Whoever does it the very concept of project management still applies with a subtle difference.
Agile project management tools company VersionOne has announced the introduction of a new Portfolio Timeline and enhanced Conversations under its Spring 2013 release.
Serena Software has conducted a survey of IT professionals that focused on the current state of agile software development, the results of which came to light today. The research centered on what is working with regards to agile development methodology, the extent of agile adoption in enterprise IT organisations today, biggest challenges and more. The key findings revealed that development teams have united on agile practices, but lack the communication with customers, operations and other development teams, which slow projects and agile success.
Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools installation and operation has never been easy to produce intuitive and interactive dashboards for intelligence reports. This can take months to deploy or have complex license models. However new Serena IT Dashboard appears to provide key performance indicators (KPIs) and dashboards that are specifically designed for application life-cycle management (ALM) and IT Service Management (ITSM) processes for the benefit of the organizations.
Most of the enterprises are adopting lean methods as never before to not just achieve maximum value but cut software development wastes along with equipping themselves to react to change quick enough. Project management tools to that effect also had to scale up to address such a change of delivery framework. Scrum and Kanban have become the go to framework as we speak and this is where CollabNet has focussed its new release of its agile software. The new ScrumworksPro 6.0 comes with complete support for managing “Kanban,” a continuous process method rooted in Lean software development, and the ability to manage both Scrum and Kanban teams from a single tool to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve visibility.
JetBrains, the company behind many products like TeamCity(continuous integration) and quite a few IDE's like IntelliJ IDEA, dotCover etc., have recently launced new release of YouTrace 4. There are quite a few major enhancement done to the product which are agile friendly. Teams can customize the workflow based on their needs.
We know Perforce as a system that versions everything, however i guess the course of Perforce in 2012 is shifting towards agility, devops and full stack of integrated software. The provider has launched its own agile WCMS system along with a hook up with Electric Cloud®, a provider of devops automation software empowering full control in devops space to develop websites powered with continuous integration and release management.
Forecasting and Simulation can be tricky and can prove a nightmare if not done right. When Kanban meets powerful simulation and forecasting, that for sure enables effective decision making for CEO's and CIO's today. LeanKit Kanban has just about added that capability announcing a partnership with Focused Objective, creator of software tools that models Kanban and Scrum projects to get accurate project or product development and planning forecasts.