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  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 31, 2014

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

  • Shift Left Performance Testing - a Different Approach

    by Bernhard Klemm on  Jul 10, 2014

    This article will explain a different approach to traditional Multi User Performance testing; using the same tools but combine them with modern data visualisation techniques to gain early insight into location specific performance and application areas that may have "sleeping" performance issues.

  • Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014 1

    Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices using data from Rally’s Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. InfoQ interviewed Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley about their collaboration, measurements from the study, conclusions from the analysis and plans for further research.

Book Review and Q&A of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 16, 2014

An interview about applying strength-based techniques like appreciative inquiry, solution focused, positive deviance and 5-why's with Lean Six Sigma, and measuring performance in organizations.

Q&A on the Book: The Agile Culture - Leading through Trust and Ownership

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 17, 2014

The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations. 3

Bug Fixing Vs. Problem Solving - From Agile to Lean

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Apr 07, 2014

Lean has proved to be instrumental in moving beyond Agile with a practice of continuous improvement distincting between bugs and problems that directly effects on team performance and engagement. 2

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

Posted 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. 1

Kanban at Scale – A Siemens Success Story

Posted by Bennet Vallet on  Feb 28, 2014

The story of an internally driven and remarkably smooth Kanban implementation approach which quickly rewarded Siemens with real and sustainable improvements in predictability, efficiency and quality. 14

Interview and Book Review of The Technical and Social History of Software Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 26, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Capers Jones about advancements and events in software engineering and the effects that they have had on our society.

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.

What’s Wrong with Feedback

Posted by Alex Adamopoulos on  Jun 05, 2013

Feedback is not the same as prediction. Data does not tell us what to do – it simply indicates a problem. Feedback underpins much of the Agile Manifesto. Feedback guides how we deliver iteratively. 1

Interview with Capers Jones on Measuring for Agile Adoption

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 30, 2013

Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1

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