Agile Software Resources

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Whether you’re looking at hardware, software or the people who make both work, if it’s Agile you’ll have hard time finding a better more comprehensive library of resources. We have lots of material, mostly in easy to consume pieces. Here are some examples:

Foundational Materials

  • Agile Manifesto – This is where it all begins – the basic tenets of Agile
  • Agile Principles – The expanded list of Agile principles
  • Scrum Guide – The Scrum Guide is the definitive “manual” for Scrum, continuously updated
  • Agile Glossary – Sometimes, the terminology associated with Agile can be confusing. Look here for a concise definition of just about every major term you’ll hear
  • extremeprogramming.org – Introduction to XP values and rules

Understanding Roles

Recommended Reading

Level UP

Managing the work

Avoiding Dysfunction

Raising the technical game – great sites to visit often

  • cleancoders.com – Great site from Uncle Bob, lots of videos on development, $6 to download
  • martinfowler.com – Martin Fowler’s blog, as Thoughtworks employee
  • facebook.com/kentlbeck – Login to Facebook to see Kent Beck’s writings as a Facebook employee
  • codekata.com – Examples exercises for learning and practice (30-60 min)

Let us practice! Getting management to let the team be agile

Case Studies

Backlog Management Tools

Agile Backlog Management Tools

ProductVendorKey Features

Agile Central

(formerly Rally)

CA Technologies

  • Customizable & Persistent Backlog Views

JIRA Agile

(Greenhopper)

Atlassian

  • Comprehensive Issue Tracking General Solution
  • Self Hostable

LeanKit

LeanKit

  • Comprehensive and customizable Kanban style mangement

LifeCycle

(formerly VersionOne)

VersionOne

  • Customizable verbiage
  • Great out of the box support for many different Agile process types
  • Self Hostable

Team Foundation System

(Visual Studio Agile Template)

Microsoft

  • Almost every aspect of the software is customizable
  • Self Hostable
  • Complete integration with MS DevOps platform.

Collaboration Tools

Agile Collaboration Tools

ProductMobileVideoScreen SharingVirtual Office PresenceChatGroup ChatDocument SharingProject ManagementKey Features

Hangouts

Basecamp

Bluejeans

Spark

Convo

Can annotate text/images

Fuze

Huddle

Jive

Kolab

Opensource

Moxtra

Can annotate text/images with voice notes as well

Personify

TalkingHead on Screen share

Qortex

Built-in language translation

Redbooth

On-Premise

Samepage

Screen Hero

Screen share

Skype

Slack

Sococo

IOS limited client

Yammer

Zoom

Development Operations (DevOps) Tools

Agile Development Operations (DevOps) Tools

ProductVendorRevision ControlBuildDocumentationArtifact StoragePackagingTestingContinuous IntegrationDeploymentEnvironment ConfigurationEnvironment MonitoringLog Management

Splunk

Code Commit

Amazon

Git

Open Source

Jenkins

CloudBees

Artifactory

Visual Studio Team Services

Microsoft

Ansible

RedHat

Ant

Apache

Chef

Chef

Coded UI

Microsoft

LogEntries

Loggly

Maven

Apache

Nagios

Nagios Enterprises

OpsWorks

Amazon

Protractor

Open Source

Puppet

Puppet

Selenium

TeamCity

JetBrains

Unified Functional Testing

(UFT formerly QTP)
HP

System Center

MIcrosoft

Swagger