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Making Time for Innovation in Enterprises

by Ben Linders on  Jul 25, 2013 2

To stay competitive, enterprises look for ways to do innovation inside their organization. A first step can be to make time available which people can use to think about new products and services and discuss ideas and develop concepts, for instance with a dedicated “full-time” innovation team, by arranging frequent innovation time-slots, or by organizing short and intense innovation workshops.

Pivoting when Using Lean Startup for Product Development

by Ben Linders on  Jul 04, 2013

There are different types of pivots possible in lean startup, which help you to decide whether to persevere or pivot during product development. They each with their own purpose and ways to use them. Let’s explore some of them to see when and how you can pivot? Or maybe have to decide that it’s better to quit?

Learning from Failures with The Lean Startup

by Ben Linders on  May 02, 2013 2

The lean startup is about fast delivery of desired products to customers, and increasing your understanding about the needs of customers. With the lean startup, people can learn faster from failures and become better innovators. There are teachers that use a lean startup based approach in education, which helps their students to learn faster.

Continuous Delivery Speeds Up Innovation

by Aslan Brooke on  Apr 13, 2013 2

Thoughtworks recently published a whitepaper including a maturity model for continuous delivery (or CD) as a response to research indicating that most companies understand the importance of innovation, but are not able to deliver software quickly enough to meet the needs of business leaders.

API Community Debates Governance versus Innovation

by Saul Caganoff on  Mar 12, 2013 3

Governance has reared its head up again, this time in the API community and questions have been raised about its relevance especially in organizations where innovation is the focus. This was a hot topic at the recent API Strategy and Practice conference and the debate continued in the blogosphere.

How Swarming Helps Agile Teams to Deliver

by Ben Linders on  Feb 28, 2013

Swarming is a technique that helps agile teams to deliver working software fast and frequently. What is swarming, what are the benefits of swarming, and when and how to apply it?

Innovation Games Celebrates Ten Years with Summit in Santa Clara

by Todd Charron on  Jan 23, 2013

Innovation Games celebrates their 10 year anniversary with a Summit in Santa Clara California. The Summit features Alexander Osterwalder as the keynote speaker.

To Deliver Innovation Don't FedEx It, ShipIt!

by Craig Smith on  Jun 29, 2012

After seven years, over 500 innovation projects and high profile endorsements from Dan Pink and other leading publications that resulted in hundreds of organisations copying the concept, Australian software company Atlassian has had to rename its famous innovation day concept.

Most Important Software Development Trends for 2012, as Voted by QCon London Attendees

by Dio Synodinos on  Mar 30, 2012 4

This is a survey of the most important software development trends for 2012, as voted by the attendees of QCon London 2012. It includes technologies like Big Data, HTML5, Mobile, NoSQL, Continuous Integration, GPUs & Multicore, Cloud - PaaS, Cloud - SaaS, Cloud - IaaS, Asynchronous Technologies, Lean, Scrum, Google Dart.

Individual Yield

by Christopher Goldsbury on  Dec 28, 2011 6

Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt, enumerates some practical points on individual procutivity. This article wonders how well these apply to software development and contrasts his list with that of other lists.

Should Enterprise Architecture Teams Be More Focused on Innovation?

by Richard Seroter on  Nov 04, 2011

Enterprise Architects may be disproportionally concerned with portfolio consolidation, standardization and simplification instead of offering leadership in business technology innovation. This is the proposition offered by Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins in a recent blog post.

San Jose shows the world how to play serious Innovation Games!

by Chris Matts on  Feb 22, 2011

Technology is recently associated with unrest in the media but an Innovation Games event in San Jose shows how Governments can use Agile technology to collaborate with the "people".

Constraints are Advantages in Disguise

by Vikas Hazrati on  Oct 06, 2010 2

Building software is closely associated with managing a lot of constraints. These constraints might be in terms of time, money, technology, decisions, compatibility, regulatory, people, process or all of the above. Jim Bird discussed the constraints imposed by Scrum, XP and how they help in fostering creativity and building the right software.

A Value Proposition for Enterprise Architecture

by Boris Lublinsky on  Jun 23, 2009

In a series of posts, following his participation in EAC 2009, Richard Veryard discusses the role and value of Enterprise Architecture.

Presentation: Community-Based Innovation: From Sports Equipment to Software

by Abel Avram on  Mar 07, 2009

In this presentation recorded during OOPSLA 2008, Sonali K. Shah talks about innovations produced by community users. Contrary to the general perception, most innovations are not created by firms but by individuals. Shah offers the details of a study of innovations in sports equipments and also talks about open source and gated community innovations in software.

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