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  • MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

    by Charles Menguy on  Apr 17, 2014

    The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.

  • 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

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 18, 2013 2

    The book agile project management for government gives cases of agile in Ggvernmental organizations. Brian Wernham describes agile leadership behaviors, based upon the agile manifesto, and give guidance for adapting agile in governmental organizations. InfoQ did an interview with Brian about his book on agile leadership and how to apply practices from Scrum and DSDM in governmental projects.

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.

Agile Team Meets a Fixed Price Contract

Posted by Marcin Niebudek on  Jun 30, 2010

Fixed price contracts are often decried as evil, however they are something which many agile teams face. How can a company execute one using agile practices to achieve better results with lower risk? 15

"SOA Governance" Revitalized

Posted by Miko Matsumura on  Dec 01, 2009

Miko Matsumura discusses why people are pursuing SOA, whether SOA is dead, what SOA Governance is, the relationship to SOA itself, how it differs from management, and how SOA differs from integration. 12

The Problem of Power Consumption in Servers

Posted by Intel on  Apr 01, 2009

IT is increasingly concerned with issues like server power consumption. This Intel article addresses the sources of consumption, estimation, and design considerations that can reduce demands. 2

Standish: Why were Project Failures Up and Cost Overruns Down in 1998?

Posted by Jim Johnson on  Oct 03, 2006

After our August interview, readers asked how cost overruns could have jumped from 189% in 1994 to 69% in 1998. This month's CHAOS newsletter looks at the mid-90s events impacting project planning. 13

Agile Alliance Survey: Are We There Yet?

Posted by Diana Larsen on  Sep 13, 2006

Agile Alliance Board member Diana Larsen recently asked her fellow board members: "Where is Agile Headed?" This article compiles the trends they've seen and expect to see over the next 5 years. 26

Interview: Jim Johnson of the Standish Group

Posted by Deborah Hartmann Preuss on  Aug 25, 2006

The creator of the CHAOS Chronicles, Standish Group founder and chairman Jim Johnson, spent some time with InfoQ discussing his research, and the role of Agile in changing the IT industry. 11

Executive summary - An Adaptive Performance Management System

Posted by Jim Highsmith on  Aug 09, 2006

Traditional budgets demand committments based on variables beyond managers' control. To support the adaptive organization, Jim Highsmith proposes a two-part model for project and team performance.

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