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Thorough Preparation creates an Effective Team

Thorough Preparation creates an Effective Team

The story of a group of software developers who formed a team, travelled to Denmark and found joy working on an agile software project. In the spring of 2009 Softhouse was contacted by a Danish client looking for a development team with skills in web technology. The client develops electronic […]

Untangling Lean and Agile

Untangling Lean and Agile

Lean and Agile both create good conditions for handling frequent problems in many IT projects – but in rather different ways. As the concepts are often confused, Krister Kauppi will help us untangle them. Step 1: What is Lean? Lean Software Development is Lean principles applied to software development, as […]

Replacing Architects with Architects

Replacing Architects with Architects

The centralized design and decision making associated with traditional software architects has, most righteously, been questioned by the agile community. It goes against the very core of Lean and Agile – empowerment. As a consequence, the role of the architect has been eliminated, but not just its traditional manifestation. This […]

Lean & Agile and the matter of Architecture

Lean & Agile and the matter of Architecture

Software Architecture was often neglected in the early years of the agile movement. However in recent years most developers have learnt to appreciate its importance. In this article, Jim Coplien – the author of Wiley’s upcoming book “Lean Software Architecture” – gives an overview of architecture’s role in the Lean […]

Teamwork is like music to my ears

Teamwork is like music to my ears

When I was growing up in middle-class Sweden in the 1980s, the radio show Melodikrysset – which roughly translates as Melody Quiz – was the silliest thing I could imagine. Little did I suspect that it would become the cornerstone of my family’s existence today. Or that I would be […]