Achieving Service Oriented Architecture initiative success requires creating loosely coupled consumer-provider connections, enforcing a separation of concerns between consumer and provider, exposing a set of re-usable, shared services, and gaining service consumer adoption. Many development teams publish SOA services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely adopted.
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.
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”.
A story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation, with step-by-step information on how to run Kanban kick-starts and assessments to install a culture of continuous improvements in the enterprise. 2
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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
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 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 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