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  • Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

    The Lean Mindset is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery. A lean mindset according to Mary and Tom Poppendieck is about “developing the expertise to ask the right questions, solve the right problems, and do the right thing in the situation at hand”.

  • Interview with Jan de Baere about the Rise and Fall of an Agile Company

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2014

    What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? At the Agile Tour Brussels conference Jan de Baere presented the why and how of a company that adopted agile, the journey that they went through, and how it came to a sudden end. InfoQ interviewed him about the agile change approach, culture and trust, and the lessons learned from an agile journey.

  • Tracking Schedule Progress in Agile

    by Yuval Yeret on  Jan 01, 2014 3

    The challenge of knowing whether we are on track to deliver haunts projectmanagers and developmentmanagers at various levels as their organizations take on agile approaches to product and project development. Driving towards smaller work items and lower work in process brings the benefits of both better project risk management as well as more effective agile execution and learning.

Retrospectives Applied as “PROspectives"

Posted by Hans-Peter Korn on  Dec 28, 2013

PROspectives help us to reflect more often, independently of acute, unexpected problems and without time pressure, to uncover ideas for future improvements. 12

The Subject and Discipline of Business Architecture

Posted by Michael Poulin on  Dec 02, 2013

This article discusses the phenomena of Business Architecture considering both its subject and discipline.

The Best Process Is No Process

Posted by Lukasz Szyrmer on  Nov 19, 2013

Bureaucracy often plagues large product development efforts. Just like technical debt slows down development, process debt slows down your business. Eliminate process debt to get to market faster. 9

Interview with Simon Brown about Sustainable Competence

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 14, 2013

InfoQ did an interview with Simon Brown about sustainable competence for continuous improvement, balancing people and processes, and software quality and architecture.

API Business Models: 20 Models in 20 Minutes

Posted by Saul Caganoff on  Nov 06, 2013

In this keynote from the 2013 API Strategy Conference, John Musser, founder of ProgrammableWeb, reviews the API business models that have been adopted by the worlds leading technology companies.

The Integration of Agile and the Project Management Office

Posted by Peter Schmidt on  Nov 01, 2013

Agile and the PMO are no longer diametrically opposed. With an ever-changing business landscape, organisations must adopt more nimble approaches, making Agile more suitable than people think. 3

Much Ado About Commitment

Posted by Thomas Cagley, Meghan Cagley on  Sep 28, 2013

Great projects rely on commitment from individual team members, teams and projects: Agile teams committing based on business needs and their capabilities, and delivering against those commitments.

Social BPM

Posted by Pritiman Panda on  Sep 23, 2013

The growth of mobile devices, advances in technology and the rise of social media are impacting the way customers interact with organisations. Automated BPM can help organisations respond.

Planning and Controlling Complex Projects

Posted by Jutta Eckstein on  Sep 02, 2013

Planning and budgeting large complex projects leads most often to (unwanted) surprises. Insights from beyond budgeting can help to increase flexibility, and focus on business value. 1

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