Tag: Agile (40 posts) Page 3 of 4

Paul Davis
Productivity

Gansen and Kunesh on Agile Development in the Obama 2012 Campaign

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The Obama 2012 campaign has been hailed as the most tech-savvy and data-driven to date, a sophisticated operation led by CTO Harper Reed. Reed had no problem finding developers eager to join the campaign—the challenge was finding people up for the formidable task before them. A Presidential campaign poses unique challenges: an environment where volatility is the only constant, developers must iterate often, yet there is little margin for error. To meet this challenge, Reed and his team placed an emphasis on people who could resolve problems and learn quickly, rather than focusing on a particular skill set. Read more...

Lisa Crispin
Productivity

Making Testing Visible in the Tracker Workflow

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As a feature story progresses through the Tracker workflow, a lot of testing activities are also underway. Team members are collaborating to turn examples of desired behaviors into business-facing tests that guide development. Testers are performing manual exploratory testing on stories as they are delivered. Performance or security testing may be underway at some point in the development process. Read more...

Ken Mayer
Productivity

Its the Volatility That Will Kill You

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Volatility is what Pivotal Tracker uses to measure the consistency of your team’s work output. You can use that number to help you estimate the first approximation to answer the eternal question, “Will I make the deadline?” Read more...

Marlena Compton
Productivity

Tracker on the Agile Continuum

In Tracker support, I take delight in answering support requests we get from people on teams who are thinking through the way they make software and how Tracker fits into that process. Recently, a customer asked us if Tracker can support their team’s switch from a more Scrum-focused process to a more Kanban-focused process. Read more...

Dan Podsedly
Productivity

Velocity Matters

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Last week, we made a slight tweak to how velocity is calculated in Pivotal Tracker, to handle team strength overrides in a simpler, more explainable way. As a result, if your project has an adjusted team strength in a recent iteration, you may be seeing a slightly different velocity. Read more...

Dan Podsedly
News

The Last Lean Startup Bundle by Eric Ries (with Pivotal Tracker!)

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If you’re involved in a startup, you’ve probably already discovered the transformative Lean Startup movement. The Lean Startup book, by Eric Ries, is coming out in less than a few week, and Eric is running a final pre-release promotion for it: The Last Lean Startup Bundle. The bundle offers various prizes and extras for things that every startup needs, such as credits for Amazon Web Services, KISSmetrics, Sauce Labs, and of course Pivotal Tracker. Read more...