scalability

The Secret Life of Team Leads

Engineering an environment that helps teams do their best work can be difficult. When the team works well, it can deliver better, and helping teams deliver more effectively is what being a team lead is all about. However, this role also comes with some responsibilities and challenges that aren't always clear.

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Steve Berczuk
Scaling Agile: Reasonable Practices for Program Management

In a big push to scale agile, it can help to think of scaling agile as program management, or coordinating projects where the value is in the overall deliverable. Consider how you can deliver your product one small, finished bit at a time. If you deliver value as often as possible, you see real results.

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Johanna Rothman
Scaling Product Agility: More Product, Not More Process

Focusing on scaling product discovery that feeds product delivery is valuable to scaling frameworks. A cross-team product discovery cadence highlights work that's valuable to everyone and facilitates workflow for all the teams, helping them produce more of what they really need (and less of what they don’t).

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David Hussman
When Is it Time to Expand Your Agile Team?

Should you expand your agile team to include an even greater number of members? And should you consider spreading your new agile knowledge to other members of the company to make the entire organization agile? Determining scale can be tricky.

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Josiah Renaudin
Scalability of Tests—A Matrix

Hans Buwalda highlights the scalability of unit, functional, and exploratory tests—the three kinds of tests used to verify functionality. Since many automation tools and strategies traditionally focus on functional testing, Hans provides some strategies to make functional testing more manageable.

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Hans Buwalda
What Happens When Your Mobile App Is Too Successful?

As soon as your mobile application hits the store, you want your target audience to eat it up. But is it possible to have too many tapping the download button? When does success start to weigh on the developer? Read on to find out how much success is too much.

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Josiah Renaudin
Scalability in Automated Testing

To scale automated functional testing for large, complex systems, you need to look at the design of the tests, how to organize the process, how the various players cooperate, the software's testability and stability—and, importantly, management's commitment. Hans Buwalda shares some testing tips.

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Hans Buwalda
The Agile Manifesto: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Thirteen years after the creation of the Agile Manifesto, Joe Townsend discusses its role in today's world and delves into the merits of a possible rewrite by its original creators. Townsend also covers some viable alternatives and what other manifestos may appear in the wake of the Agile Manifesto.

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Joe Townsend