Archive | October, 2012

Agile Software Development And Scrum

22 Oct

Scrum is used in agile software development. Rather than a full process or methodology, it is a framework. So instead of providing complete, detailed descriptions of how everything is to be done on the project, much is left up to the software development team. This is done because the team will know best how to solve the problem they are presented. This is why, for example, a sprint planning meeting is described in terms of the desired outcome (a commitment to a set of features to be developed in the next sprint) instead of a set of Entry criteria, Task definitions, Validation criteria, and Exit criteria (ETVX) as would be provided in most methodologies.

Scrum relies on a self-organizing, cross-functional team. The scrum team is self-organizing in that there is no overall team leader who decides which person will do which task or how a problem will be solved. Those are issues that are decided by the team as a whole. The scrum team is cross-functional so that everyone necessary to take a feature from idea to implementation is involved.

These agile development teams are supported by two specific individuals: a ScrumMaster and a product owner. The ScrumMaster can be thought of as a coach for the team, helping team members use the Scrum framework to perform at their highest level. The product owner represents the business, customers or users and guides the team toward building the right product.

Scrum projects make progress in a series of sprints, which are timeboxed iterations no more than a month long. At the start of a Scrum sprint, team members commit to delivering some number of features that were listed on the project’s scrum product backlog. At the end of the Scrum sprint, these features are done–they are coded, tested, and integrated into the evolving product or system. At the end of the sprint a sprint review is conducted during which the team demonstrates the new functionality to the product owner and other interested stakeholders who provide feedback that could influence the next sprint.

Agile Software development

13 Oct

I heard much about Agile keywords but really do not have time to investigate what is it. Today I got some information and really enjoy this keyword. Actually, we have so many things to learn and investigate ^^.

As, Agile software development is a group of software development methods based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. It promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development and delivery, a time-boxed iterative approach, and encourages rapid and flexible response to change. It is a conceptual framework that promotes foreseen interactions throughout the development cycle. (Source

For more detail resource about this keyword, you can read this ebook.

INTRODUCTION Unknowable and Incommunicable 13
The Problem with Parsing Experience 14
The Impossibility of Communication 17
Three Levels of Listening 22
Chapter 1 A Cooperative Game of Invention and Communication 28
Software and Poetry 29
Software and Games 30
A Second Look at the Cooperative Game 35
Chapter 2 Individuals 43
Them’s Funky People 44
Overcoming Failure Modes 47
Working Better in Some Ways than Others 52
Drawing on Success Modes 61
Chapter 3 Communicating, Cooperating Teams 69
Convection Currents of Information 70
Jumping Communication Gaps 81
Teams as Communities 88
Teams as Ecosystems 95
What should I do tomorrow? 97
Chapter 4 Methodologies 100
An Ecosystem That Ships Software 101
Methodology Concepts 101
Methodology Design Principles 120
XP Under Glass 139
Why Methodology at All? 142
What Should I Do Tomorrow? 144
Chapter 5 Agile and Self-Adapting 146
Light But Sufficient 147
Agile 149
Becoming Self-Adapting 153
What Should I do Tomorrow? 161
Chapter 6 The Crystal Methodologies 164

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Some website for Learning English

13 Oct (for learning new words) (for improving your listening skill) ( you can improve your speaking and listening skills at the same time) Like this site so much ^^ for listening skill

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