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Mapping Traditional Roles to Scrum

March 31, 2009

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Many organizations, which have embarked on the Agile adoption path, have to tackle the challenge of mapping traditional software development roles to the three roles that Scrum provides. Traditional roles like Product Manager, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Designer, DBA etc. do not cleanly map into roles defined by Scrum. In a series of views Mike […]

Performance Engineering in Scrum

March 31, 2009

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Performance Engineering is an often neglected aspect in software development. This is a bigger pain in Agile where a heavy amount of focus is spent on adding business value which mostly translates to adding more functionality thus sidelining the so called Non-Functional Requirements. My post on InfoQ tries to address this situation. Read and comment.

How to Scale Your Web Application Without Looking Outside?

March 7, 2009

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You create a web application. The application becomes popular and you start getting a lot of traffic. Traffic which you had not imagined. The drawback … the response time increases, the threads on your web servers start building up and the application starts to get on its knees. Under these circumstances what most organizations would […]

How to Give a Good Demo?

March 7, 2009

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I happened to be in a demo last evening and that made me think that the world still needs to be reminded of how to do a good demo. I am not saying that I have conducted perfect demo’s all the time but then I have learned over time and these are my learning’s so […]