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  • From a Project to a Product Approach Using LeSS at Agfa Healthcare

    by Jurgen De Smet on  Jul 01, 2015

    By changing the inner workings from a project perspective to a product perspective Agfa Healthcare established a less complicated process using a single backlog for the entire organisation. Main advice is to try to avoid setting up silos where they do not belong. When applying LeSS it is important to stick to its basic rules even though they are, in most organisations, very disruptive.

  • An Agile Input Management Process Framework - The Agile IMP

    by Ina El-Kadhi on  Jun 30, 2015

    Agile methods and processes such as Scrum give us conceptual tools to implement our innovative ideas. But that toolset seems to miss a crucial part: A well-structured ideas development process. The Agile IMP (Input Management Process) proposes a conceptual framework for managing input from multiple sources, for maturing input and for basing product decisions on soundly evaluated propositions.

  • DevOps & Product Teams - Win or Fail?

    by Peter Neumark on  Jun 29, 2015

    Peter Neumark found a new world when he moved from a DevOps infrastructure team to a Lean product team.How to experiment frequently while keeping operational performance? Platform teams to the rescue!

The Road Ahead for Architectural Languages

Posted by Patricia Lago, Ivano Malavolta, Henry Muccini, Patrizio Pelliccione, Antony Tang on  Jun 28, 2015

In this article, authors examine architectural languages (ALs) and model-driven engineering (MDE) as means for improving architecture design. They review a framework for AL definition and tools.

Ushahidi and the Power of Crowdsourcing

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 27, 2015

At the end of 2007, a political and humanitarian crisis erupted in Kenya due to suspicions that incumbent presidential candidate Mwai Kibaki had rigged the recent elections.

The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

Posted by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015

Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile. 1

Q&A with Paul Swartout on the Evolution of Continuous Delivery and DevOps

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Jun 26, 2015

Book author Paul Swartout shares his view on cultural challenges to DevOps adoption and how the rise of mobile and microservices impacts Continuous Delivery approaches, among other topics.

Why You Should Definitely Migrate Existing Apps to the Cloud

Posted by Basant Singh on  Jun 24, 2015

In this article we’ll explore various benefits of migrating your existing apps to the cloud in detail so that you can make an informed decision. 1

Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

The book Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests provides suggestions that cross functional teams that are doing iterative delivery can use to manage and improve their testing activities.

Interview with Tim Fox About Vert.x 3, the Original Reactive, Microservice Toolkit for the JVM

Posted by Rick Hightower on  Jun 22, 2015

Vert.x is a reactive, microservices toolkit for the JVM, that provides an asynchronous, scalable, concurrent services development model. 1

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Posted by Seth Earley on  Jun 21, 2015

In this article, author describes the role of data analytics in healthcare space with emerging wearable technologies like biophysical interfaces, physiological sensors and embedded diagnostic tools.

Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little’s Law

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Jun 21, 2015

Little’s Law helps teams that use user stories for planning and tracking project execution, with a project buffer to manage inherent uncertainty of a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date. 4

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