The Scaled Agile Puzzle? You're missing a piece.

I recently read an article titled Four Must-Have Rules for Scaling Enterprise Agile. It’s an excellent article. There is nothing in the article that I can argue with. It covers the fundamentals of most of the things a company needs to do in order to scale their agile development. The problem? It’s incomplete. There’s at least one more ‘must-have’ for scaling agile.

Recognize the importance of integration.

There Is No Theory Of Everything For Agility

Having recently watched the Stephen Hawking film “The Theory of Everything,” I consider myself a bit of a physics expert and was struck by the desire in the software delivery industry to find a magic, simple approach to building software and say, “We are done”. To steal from Fred Brooks, there is no silver bullet. Or, to be more precise, there is no one approach that will enable every organization to deliver on the promise of enterprise Agile. Instead, there are things that may or may not help you to deliver software faster, cheaper, and to wow your customers.

Sam’s Excuse As to Why No One Talks to Him at Parties Anymore

Back in May, upon returning from my trek through the desert (pictured), I started my first day as a Product Management intern at Tasktop’s Austin office. My summer with Tasktop has been a valuable, irreplaceable experience.

The Power of Scaling Agile While Maintaining Control

Delivering high-quality software stresses most IT organizations. Software operates in complex technical environments, complicating analysis and design. Teams are diverse and distributed, challenging collaboration and development of shared understanding. And outdated processes and independent development tools tend to silo business analysts, designers, developers, and testers, adding overhead to what CIOs wish could be an efficient flow of quality information, activities, and outputs.

iRise Announces New Integrations Powered by Tasktop

We’re very excited to announce the launch of Tasktop Sync for iRise as part of Tasktop’s OEM partnership with iRise and iRise’s 10.5 release. Tasktop Sync for iRise, powered by Tasktop’s enterprise-grade integration bus, is a series of integrations part of iRise 10.5 that connects iRise’s leading requirements definition and visualization platform to ALM tools such as Atlassian JIRA, Blueprint, HP ALM & Quality Center, IBM Rational Team Concert, and Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

Marketing Intern to Marketing Specialist: Why I Chose Tasktop

My journey with Tasktop started in May 2014 when I accepted a position as Tasktop’s first marketing and events intern. While I had experience with marketing and event management from college, I lacked any knowledge of the software industry. The truth is, I initially never wanted to work in software. Music was my first love and I had always envisioned myself working in the music industry.  What I didn’t expect is that despite not wanting to work in software, I wanted to work at Tasktop.

Art and the Remote Engineer

Tasktop's ability to make it work with the right people rather than the right place stands out against the backdrop of some companies discouraging or banning remote work (e.g. Marissa Mayer Bans Working from Home, Tim Bray on Leaving Google). At Tasktop remote team members is the norm. Almost every meeting involves some form of video conferencing, be it, Skype, GoToMeeting, or something else. With the challenges involved in distributed teams causing some companies to react so severely, how do we make it work?

Why We Built Tasktop Data

We have a detailed web page that explains what Tasktop Data is and some great videos that explains what Tasktop Data does.  I thought it would be interesting for our readers to get some visibility into what were some of the drivers behind why we created Tasktop Data.