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  • Much Ado About Commitment

    by Thomas Cagley, Meghan Cagley on  Sep 28, 2013

    Great projects are generally the end result of commitment from three basic sets of actors: individual team members, teams and projects. With agile teams committing based on the needs of the business and their capabilities, and delivering against the commitment they make.

  • Social BPM

    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. This article examines how business process management can drive the way organisations respond to and interact with their customers using social media. Automated BPM can provide the tools for deeper and better customer engagement.

  • Planning and Controlling Complex Projects

    by Jutta Eckstein on  Sep 02, 2013 1

    Planning and budgeting large projects is often based on trying to predict how development will turn out. Stories are estimated by the development team, but the budget for the whole project is independent from those estimates. Especially for complex projects this leads most often to (unwanted) surprises. Insights from beyond budgeting can help to increase flexibility, and focus on business value.

Book Review and Interview with Brian Wernham about Agile Project Management for Government

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 18, 2013

The book agile project management for government gives cases of governments using agile. InfoQ interviewed Brian Wernham about agile leadership and applying Scrum and DSDM in governmental projects. 2

Book Launch of “Commitment”, and an Interview with Olav Maassen, Chris Matts and Chris Geary

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 02, 2013

Commitment is a graphical business novel about managing project risks with “Real Options”, a way to improve decision making. InfoQ spoke with the authors about decisions, risks and technical debt. 1

Interview and Book Excerpt: Hiring Geeks that Fit

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jun 18, 2013

Author, consultant, blogger and management guru Johanna Rothman has written a new book titled Hiring Geeks that Fit, in which she addresses the challenges and joys of employing technical people.

Interview with Capers Jones on Measuring for Agile Adoption

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 30, 2013

Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1

Software Development: How the Traditional Contract Model Increases the Risk of Failure

Posted by Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield on  May 28, 2013

Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield argue that the standard contract model for software development is contributing to the high rates of failure in IT projects and is in need of a total overhaul. 13

Managing the Unmanageable: Author Q&A

Posted by Shane Hastie on  May 13, 2013

Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty have written a book about managing and employing programmers. The book examines the characteristics of programmers and programming teams and discusses how to manage them.

Interview with Jason Little about Agile Transformation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 29, 2013

Organizational change coach Jason Little talks about approaches for organizational change, culture, feedback and learning, and using the lean startup approach.

Interview with Michael Azoff from Ovum about How To Create the Agile Enterprise

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2013

Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.

Bridging the Management Gap

Posted by Tiago Garcez on  Apr 01, 2013

Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3

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