Nov. 7, 2013, 4 a.m.

Certification Frustration

With agile development steadily gaining in popularity, there is no shortage of all sorts of agile certifications. The most popular by far is the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification and training available all over the country.

Nov. 4, 2013, 4 a.m.

We Did Offshore Agile Before It Was Cool

An alternative title I considered for this post was “My favorite chart”. You'll know what I mean when you get to the end.

Oct. 24, 2013, 4 a.m.

Story Points or Ideal Days?

There is a long running debate regarding the use of story points vs. ideal days for estimating backlog items, both positions supported by many good arguments. In my practice, I actually use both. Here’s how.

Oct. 24, 2013, 4 a.m.

First Line Opens Office In The Hague

First Line Software, a global provider of application development and technology enablement services, launches its new European office in The Netherlands to support the growth of biusiness in this key market. 

July 29, 2013, 4 a.m.

Agile and Fixed Price?

First, let’s pin down what “fixed price” actually means. It’s not just that the customer demands to know as precisely as possible how much they will have to pay for the project (which, on the surface, is not an unreasonable request).

July 23, 2013, 6:27 p.m.

Cloud IDEs: Solution to What?

Cloud IDEs are being touted more and more as the next big thing. While I think people like codenvy.com and c9.io have something there, it is too early to predict mass migration of programmers.

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