Posts Tagged "trends"
Imagine that your company has software maintenance issues, perhaps one reason is the technical debt you have, even if you are not aware of it. Many of the clients I deal with on pre-sales meetings, don’t know why, year after year, have maintenance cost growth, and they are not even familiar with the “technical debt” concept.
I have recently read a very interesting article by Steve Garnett. I would like to share with you some of the concepts presented in it, using a dummy situation between a doctor and her patient.Read More
Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique?
It is a management method created by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s to help you accomplish you personal –or professional– tasks using time as an ally. When I first read about it, the first thing that came to my mind were agile development methodologies and the analogies that can be established between the two.Read More
Agile development and software quality, or software quality and agile development. What comes first?
I’ve always said that before starting a new development project, if you want to measure and control the quality of the final product, you have to sit back, relax and come up with solid quality model to fit your needs. No matter what development methodology you are going to use.Read More
We haven’t touched very often the subject of development methodologies in this blog.
It’s about time we pay a little attention to this important subject. Having and following a comprehensive, simple and agile development processes definitely adds up to the final quality of a software product. It will be easier to have checkpoints in the process that will take care of the different aspects that contribute to software quality: code inspections, static analysis, testing, etc. I have lately come across a couple of very instructive and fun videos that describe one of the most popular agile methodologies out there: Scrum.Read More
We are back!
Happy new year to all our readers. After the holiday break we are back with new hopes and projects for the new year. Among the myriad of emails received full with the next IT trends for 2013 not a single one listed Software Quality in the top 10. What’s wrong with analysts, IT journalists and bloggers? Okay, mobile, big data, more cloud services and infrastructure, they are all hot topics for all kind of organizations but without software quality any IT initiative can be a money pit in 2013 and years to come.Read More