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Story Points in Agile Development: what, why and how?

Story points are a unit of measure for expressing an estimate of the overall effort that will be required to fully implement a product backlog item or any other piece of work. When used in agile software development, story points help the team estimate the work more effectively, allowing them

Intel's Metrics Mastery: Ambition backed by OKRs

Intel Inside the Numbers Intel Corporation, the behemoth of the semiconductor industry, mastered the art of using metrics to steer its course to success. Here we delve into how Intel created OKRs (Objectives and Key Results), how they used it to turn potential pitfalls into stepping stones, and what we

Twelve-Factor Apps: Deep Dive

In our chosen realm of software development, the Twelve-Factor App methodology has gained attention for its comprehensive approach to building scalable, maintainable, and portable applications. Originally devised by developers at Heroku, this methodology provides a framework for developing applications that can be seamlessly deployed to the cloud, addressing many challenges

Technical Certifications vs. Academic Paths for Senior Developers

Senior and lead developers find themselves at a crossroads when considering the next steps in professional growth. The dilemma often revolves around deepening technical expertise through certifications or broadening theoretical knowledge via academic routes, such as courses in fundamentals of computing and computer science. This article delves into the comparative

Accountability in self-organising teams

Agile promotes self-organising teams. In fact, it is a core principle. For some this comes naturally. But not for all. Here we look at the importance of building accountability into a healthy team culture. The manager gap Self-organising teams teams operate under the principle that members manage their workflows, responsibilities,

The Power of Limiting Work in Progress: Enhancing Software Development Team Productivity

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of software development, the pressure to deliver high-quality products within tight deadlines can be overwhelming. Software development teams find themselves juggling multiple tasks simultaneously, leading to inefficiencies and decreased productivity. However, a counterintuitive solution lies in embracing the practice of limiting work in progress

The impact of AI on Software Development teams in the coming decade

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve and permeate across different industries, its role in software development is increasingly undeniable. Over the next decade, AI is projected to influence the requirements that businesses have for their software development teams significantly. Accelerating Development Processes AI-powered tools and technologies will streamline software