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  • 3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

    by Christophe Achouiantz on  Mar 11, 2014

    This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. Presented are four qualities that Sandvik IT identified as key when setting-up relevant, and long-term, kanban systems in the enterprise: Stickiness, Clarity, Curiosity and Influence.

  • 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”.

  • 3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: The Story of an Improvement Journey

    by Christophe Achouiantz on  Feb 10, 2014 1

    This is the story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation. It explains why Sandvik IT chose the Kanban method; how it was deployed using a kick-start concept; how it was followed-up using a depth-of-kanban assessment; and the effects so far. The article includes links to concrete and step-by-step information on how to run these kick-starts and assessments

Intelligent Evolution: Making Change Work

Posted by Peter Leeson on  Jan 13, 2014

Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.

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.

Capturing Compliance Requirements: A Pattern-Based Approach

Posted by Oktay Turetken, Amal Elgammal, Willem-Jan van den Heuvel, and Michael P. Papazoglou on  Mar 27, 2013

Assuring compliance across an enterprise needs a holistic approach for defining process & system controls. This article covers a new pattern-based framework to manage process compliance requirements.

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

Virtual Panel: Cloud Services Governance

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 24, 2011

InfoQ continues the discussion around the synergies between SOA and cloud computing on the governance front in a virtual panel discussion with six leading experts.in the cloud and SOA space. 4

Agile at the Office of Personnel Management

Posted by Richard Cheng on  Nov 30, 2010

Federal Government projects are known for being large and lasting a long time. Some projects go through repeated resets. OPM decided to learn from the past and do things differently.

Phil Abernathy on Agile Governance and Suncorp's Agile Transition

Posted by Shane Hastie on  May 05, 2010

Phil Abernathy discusses the Suncorp Agile journey - taking a 19000 person organization with 4000+ IT staff Agile from the top down. He talks about handling governance and change management. 5

Business SOA Governance

Posted by Steve Jones on  Feb 16, 2010

Business SOA governance means transforming IT to align with the business by establishing a business architecture and then creating a business SOA governance group who ensures that vision is followed. 6

Using ITIL V3 as a Foundation for SOA Governance

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Feb 05, 2010

Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted towards service-orientation.

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