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Pair programming and agile development have become popular buzzwords in recent years, but these practices have been fundamental to how Pivotal Labs develops and delivers products since its inception. As a result, companies often collaborate directly with Labs to develop applications, while also learning techniques of close collaboration and iterative development. Members of IDEO Labs, the research and development group within global design agency IDEO, recently spent a month at Pivotal Labs to build an application using agile development methods.
This week, Pivotal’s Rob Mee presented at the Global ICT Summit in Tokyo, Japan. Organized by the Nikkei and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Rob was asked to present on how software is disrupting economies and industries worldwide, and how traditional approaches, paradigms and processes need to change in order to survive in these modern times.
How does one of the largest defense companies in the world embrace agile development? Lockheed Martin set out with a strong focus on cultural transformation and security. At Cloud Foundry Summit, the Mission Systems and Training team took the stage to share their experiences in adopting DevOps and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
How is design different for Agile product development?
“Design” can mean many things, but designing products for Agile software development methodologies present distinctive challenges. Engineers build software more quickly (and change it more rapidly) than most, and consequently the demands … Read more
We shared 40 hours a week, a screen, a product, client relations and a problem space. We raved about the joy and productivity of pairing is this post, and now we’re on a quest to codify the tenets of pair … Read more
Bit.ly + static hangout links = quick feedback loops.
Quick feedback loops are core to the Pivotal process. Effective communication enables successful agile projects. Pairing, stand-ups, and retros are all designed to facilitate information exchange. But regular ad-hoc conversations between … Read more
Written by Pam Dineva and Kim Dowd.
Imagine pairing with another designer for 6 months on a project. and loving it.
We shared 40 hours a week, a screen, a product, client relations and a problem space. Together, our process … Read more
Pair designing is similar to the agile technique of pair programming. Two designers work together at one workstation. There is one ‘generator’ who is pushing pixels on the screen, while the other designer is ‘synthesizing’, critiquing and providing real-time feedback. … Read more
A developer, a teenager and Socrates walk into a bar… they ask questions, and learn from each other. That’s it.
“Rachel, that’s an awful joke!”. True, but it’s not actually a joke! Over the past year, I’ve volunteered through Girls … Read more