Category: Agile

Reflections from Agile 2017: How to avoid falling into the dark side of Agile development

By  on November 8, 2017

In:Agile |Agile Development

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate, along with three other members of Belatrix Argentina and Peru, in the “Ágiles 2017” conference. This was the tenth edition […]

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Why you should consider behavior-driven development

By  on May 22, 2017

In:Agile |Agile Development |Behavior-driven development (BDD)

Behavior-driven development (BDD) is an increasingly popular software development methodology which evolved out of more traditional Agile development processes. However, many companies are reluctant or hesitant to change how they […]

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Training the University of Aconcagua in Agile project management

By  on December 22, 2016

In:Agile |Agile Development

A few weeks ago I gave an Agile training session at the University of Aconcagua (UDA) in Argentina. The idea behind the workshop was to see if we could help […]

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Leadership skills in Agile teams

By  on February 9, 2016

In:Agile |Agile Development |Management |software development |Teamwork

The importance of empowerment and autonomy in Agile development   Successful Agile development teams self-organize to achieve their goals. The key is teamwork and it is only accomplished when everyone […]

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Top 5 Things Business Executives Need To Know About Agile

By  on November 9, 2015

In:Agile |Agile Development

Agile development is the new reality for driving digital technology agendas. Earlier this year, reflecting the ever rising interest and focus on Agile, the research company Gartner published a report […]

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Build The Right Software Architecture

By  on October 7, 2015

In:Agile |Agile Development

Next week I will host a webinar together with Belatrix expert Uzi Mamani where we will discuss how building the right software architecture can make your business more nimble and […]

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Agile Teams Having Fun With Retrospectives

By  on May 19, 2015

In:Agile |Scrum

In Agile development the retrospective meeting is one of the most important elements, but Scrum Masters and their teams far too often overlook it, or don´t give it sufficient attention. […]

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Join Our Upcoming Webinar “Stories From The Agile War Room”

By  on May 15, 2015

In:Agile |Webinar

Next week I will host a webinar with three of Belatrix´s senior Scrum Masters to discuss best practices for Agile. As we all know, reading about the principles of Agile […]

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Why Digital Technologies Encourage Businesses To Look To Nearshore Agile Innovation

By  on May 11, 2015

In:Agile |Nearshore

Organizations continue to face ever greater challenges caused by the explosion in digital technologies. In particular the speed of business and technological change is relentless, while customer expectations are higher […]

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Scrum Master Roundtable – The Highlights

By  on April 1, 2015

In:Agile |Scrum

How do you know if a Scrum Master is doing their job well? Drop in on a meeting, and if it´s the Scrum Master doing all the talking, then you […]

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When Several Agile Teams Interact In A Single Project

By  on March 16, 2015

In:Agile

If your application is not progressing as expected and it’s taking more time and budget to develop it and get it to market, then you may be suffering from “Single […]

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How BDD Can Make Your Agile Projects More Successful

By  on February 18, 2015

In:Agile

In today’s rapidly shifting business and technology environment, development teams struggle to keep up with the increasing assortment of new technologies, as well as rapidly changing scenarios and customer requirements. […]

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Learning From Others’ Mistakes In Agile Development

By  on December 17, 2014

In:Agile |Software Product Development

Implementing Agile is tough. While many organizations will finally experience the benefits of Agile methodologies, implementing and transitioning to Agile can be particularly challenging. This is even more likely to […]

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Success or Failure: What’s to Keep You From Following in the Footsteps of Healthcare.gov?

By  on July 30, 2014

In:Agile |Innovation |Software Testing

The government’s disastrous failed attempt to roll out the new health care system last year has been the inspiration for countless articles detailing the do’s and don’ts of your own […]

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Kanban vs SCRUM

By  on July 4, 2014

In:Agile |Software Product Development

Have you ever wondered what the best agile methodology is? Even though you may not need to make a decision right now, you probably want to understand how each methodology […]

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Get answers from our experts about Agile Distributed Teams

By  on March 11, 2014

In:Agile |Nearshore |Software Product Development

Doubts about Agile Distributed Teams? Nowadays, companies are global and their resources and markets are mostly in different locations. Research shows that more than 80% of Agile Teams are distributed across […]

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Excellent results from our Lima Scrum Master Certification

By  on February 11, 2014

In:Agile |Business

As pioneers in implementing Agile methodologies for software development, testing and innovation, we’re highly honored to share the excellent results from our Scrum Master Certification last week in Lima. For the second […]

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GigaOm report shows “How to unlock the promise of agile in the enterprise”

By  on January 17, 2014

In:Agile |Business

Belatrix Software was honored to be included in analyst firm,  GigaOm‘s,  research report, “How to Unlock the Promise of Agile in the Enterprise.”  Rich Morrow interviewed Belatrix Co-Founder, Alex Robbio, to […]

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Agile Empowerment

By  on December 20, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

More challenging than a Project Manager, because of the lack of formal authority, but more satisfying and sustainable through time because of the motivation derived from the feeling of belonging […]

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Kernel Tells Why Belatrix is their Agile Co-Innovation Partner

By  on December 12, 2013

In:Agile |Innovation

 We thrive on hearing how clients benefit from co-innovation with Belatrix Software.   Sometimes though, our client collaborations are so secret, that even our most long-standing, and happy clients, aren’t […]

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Scrum Process

By  on December 3, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

What is scrum? Scrum is the most popular agile framework and has been adopted widely. It’s an agile framework that helps teams deliver customer value early and often in a […]

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Software Testing Best Practices – Don’t Get Caught with Your Pants Down

By  on November 13, 2013

In:Agile |Software Testing

This following is a guest post by Jeff Glennon. Jeff has had a long-standing relationship with  Belatrix Software, working with the firm on a number of co-innovation approaches.  We’re pleased […]

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Three Roles of Superior Scrum Masters

By  on October 31, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

Scrum Masters juggle multiple responsibilities and play lots of different roles to accomplish great product development.  Just what are these three roles? Visionary Torch Bearer Coach/Manager Advisor/Psychologist   Visionary Torch […]

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Making Distributed Agile Development Work

By  and on September 19, 2013

In:Agile |Mobile |Software Product Development

This is part 2 in a series examining the value of distributed Agile development. In part 1, we looked at some of the challenges that can arise and how to […]

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Leveraging Global Talent with Distributed Agile Development

By  and on September 13, 2013

In:Agile |Nearshore |Software Product Development |talent

Agile development has historically meant all team members need to meet regularly in the same room. Collaboration has a reputation that necessitates close proximity of team members. But, that model […]

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Agile QA Testing Ensures Better Software

By  and on September 5, 2013

In:Agile |Software Testing

At Belatrix we live, breath, and love Agile development. We love it so much that we’ve adapted our own form of Agile QA testing to improve the final product of […]

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How to Build a Winning Agile Development Team

By  and on August 28, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

There’s no question that Agile development concepts are here to stay, but just saying that a project is being done “with Agile methodologies” isn’t the same as true Agile development.  […]

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Agile Development – How Long to Sprint

By  and on August 16, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

Sprints are a crucial component in Agile development to completing tasks on time and hitting relevant benchmarks. Projects made up of these short bursts – usually 1 to 4 weeks […]

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Sparking Innovation with Agile Development

By  and on August 14, 2013

In:Agile |Innovation |Software Product Development

Most entrepreneurs, artists, and great inventors have one thing in common: they’ve failed. As strange as that might sound, failure is a part of almost every success story. Perseverance and […]

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10 Must-Have Principles for Agile Testers

By  and on August 5, 2013

In:Agile |Automation Testing |Software Testing |Testing

At Belatrix, we believe that Agile testing is a better and more effective form of QA testing. According to Agile Testing by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, a professional Agile […]

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Agile Development: The Role of the Subject Matter Expert

By  and on July 3, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

There are many roles played in a standard agile development process (developer, dba, interface designer, client and so on) but at Belatrix, we’ve added one more to the mix – […]

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Is Software Configuration Management being applied nowadays?

By  on June 23, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

Software Configuration Management (CM) is an engineering and management discipline that focuses on the management of change. The change management is performed against what it is called configuration items (code, […]

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Being agile doesn’t mean being shortsighted

By  on June 14, 2013

In:Agile |Software Product Development

A common pitfall of agile software development management that I have frequently found in my experience is that there is no place whatsoever where you can read the entire and […]

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10 reasons for why great new product development ideas go nowhere

By  on April 4, 2013

In:Agile |Innovation |New product development |NPD |R&D Labs |Testing

I was recently doing some research on new product development (NPD) and came across an excellent blog from Ian McAllister.  Ian (as the blog notes) runs Amazon’s worldwide Wish List […]

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10 UI design patterns you need to know

By  on February 19, 2013

In:Agile |Coding |Design

In software Object Oriented Design (OOD), developers are encouraged to use and reuse software design patterns as solutions to recurring problems.  This ensures you keep your software reusable, maintainable and […]

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Communication trip ups that make or break projects (Part 2)

By  on January 15, 2013

In:Agile |Communication |Innovation |Management |Performance

This is second in a series related to why the best intentions to communicate effectively sometimes go arry.  Communication is  much, much more than speaking a common language.  In our […]

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What makes an exceptional Agile Testing engineer?

By  on January 7, 2013

In:Agile |Nearshore |Scrum |Teamwork |Testing

Testing is a crucial part of smart software development.  That old saying, “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression”  holds for software too.  Investing in […]

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Five keys to success when working with an outsourced software development partner

By  on January 2, 2013

In:Agile |Communication |Nearshore |Offshore |Outsourcing |Scrum |Teamwork

A healthy relationship between client and development partner is the key to success. This generates a good atmosphere where both parties can collaborate to achieve goals and generate greater value […]

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Communication trip ups that make or break projects (Part 1)

By  on December 31, 2012

In:Agile |Communication |Empowerment |Innovation |Management |Outsourcing |Performance

Ten years ago when we first started this business we imagined that any early communication issues would be solved once people mastered English. Over time, we learned that there are […]

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A scientific viewpoint into the Biotechnology opportunity

By  on October 5, 2012

In:Agile |Big data |Biotechnology |Informatics |Testing

Behind Belatrix’s ten year history lies remarkable product engineering versatility and a diverse portfolio of clients, including those within highly complex industries such as biotechnology.  That perspective gives us a […]

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