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Turning the “Law of Software Physics” Upside Down

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Agile Event

Next week, Michael Mah will be presenting new quantitative data on software productivity, cost, time-to-market and quality. Here is an excerpt from the announcement of his talk:

Many companies are adopting Agile practices in an effort to increase project throughput, reduce cost, and improve quality. But are they working? Drawing from industry statistics, Michael answers vital questions about Agile’s effectiveness, which may be turning the “law of software physics” upside down. Until now, there have been predictable relationships among schedule, staffing, and quality; industry data indicates Agile may be changing all this. See productivity findings at 5 Agile companies, and the results for time-to-market, productivity, and quality. Learn the right practices for your environment, including characteristics of successful measurement. See how metrics reveal insights into Agile approaches that are becoming mainstream.

Knowing Michael (and, well, knowing a bit about his latest and greatest findings…) I have every reason to believe Michael will be breaking new grounds in his presentation. Click here and here for details about this exciting presentation.

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Written by israelgat

March 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Double Wake-up

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Computer Associates and Salesforce made the following announcement a couple of weeks ago:

SAN FRANCISCO – Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference – November 19, 2009 – CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA), the leader in Enterprise IT Management, and salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced they have partnered to deliver agile development management in the cloud on the Force.com platform. Through the alliance, CA and salesforce.com intend to introduce CA Agile Planner on Force.com to help small businesses and enterprises alike accelerate development timelines while gaining control and visibility over 100 percent of their development initiatives. The intended result will be increased innovation and reduced time-to-market.

Following an e-conversation on the subject with colleague and friend Annie Shum, I would characterize this announcement as a Double Wake-up:

  • To the premise of Agile methods; and,
  • To the premise of Cloud Computing

How appropriate it is that Annie has recently posted in this blog on the two threads coming together – Cloud Computing: Agile Deployment for Agile QA Testing.