We got our Agile Alliance workshop in Madrid, and it has been very productive, with some promising outcomes for 2016. And very fun and instructive also, thanks to the MadriAgil community who helped us organize a ‘Dice of Debt’ game.
The feedback was incredible: “All my bosses should play the Dice of Debt game”.
I am happy to announce you the publication of the Agile Alliance Debt Analysis Model (A2DAM). You will find also an introduction to the Technical Debt concept, reviewed by Ward Cunningham himself. And some steps to introduce the management of the Technical Debt in Agile projects, at different levels: release, iteration and story.
Doing an assessment of the quality of a portfolio of applications is never easy. What if we could use a representation of our portfolio as a 3D City? How could this help us?
How to measure your level of maturity in Software Quality? Are you of the stuff of the heroes? Does your management encourage good practices ? How to use Technical Debt for successful projects and better decision making?
What are the requirements to calculate Automated Function Points? Are there limitations? How can we use this measure and for what use cases?
Do developers know Function Points? Why not? Would this measure be useful to them? Would they be interested if it could be automated?
Shall we see more applications in the Cloud in 2015? Could it be the year of the Cloud for developers? Would that mean new best programming practices and code quality metrics specific to the Cloud?
It’s been a long time since I updated my SonarQube environment. Time to go for an upgrade, especially that the new 4.5.1 is a Long Term Support release.