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.
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.
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 their 10 year anniversary with a Summit in Santa Clara California. The Summit features Alexander Osterwalder as the keynote speaker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
In a series of posts, following his participation in EAC 2009, Richard Veryard discusses the role and value of Enterprise Architecture.
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.
In what may turn out to be an interesting foreshadowing of the future of Ruby, ThoughtWorks Studios announces that their upcoming Agile IT project management application, Mingle, will be the world’s first commercial application to run on JRuby.
RubyConf 2006 still fresh in their memory, some Rubyists are beginning to wonder if the future of Ruby includes fragmentation, particularly given the large number of competing and potentially-incompatible platforms in development.
Ivar Jacobson, one of the creators of the Unified Process, UML, and use cases, introduces his vision for a next generation development methodology that is both agile and comprehensive like the Unified Process (UP). His vision includes 'Intelligent Agents' which make customization recommendations based on tool usage patterns. Jacobson also talks about his views on UML, MDA, AOP, and the future.