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  • Investing in Impact - Portfolio Management for Agile Deliveries

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 25, 2015

    Ben Williams and Tom Roden are exploring how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility. InfoQ interviewed them about getting project managers involved in agile journeys, using product reviews to decide what to develop, working with hypotheses in portfolio management, measuring actual impact of software products and managing product portfolios.

  • What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 3 – High-Tech Anthropology®

    by Shane Hastie on  Nov 19, 2015

    This is the last of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to user experience and requirements - a set of practices they call High Tech Anthropology®

  • #noprojects - If You Need to Start a Project, You’ve Already Failed

    by Evan Leybourn on  Nov 18, 2015 3

    In this first article in a series on #noprojects, Evan presents the case for why the entire IT project process is flawed from the start. If you need to run a project, you've already failed. To be truly competitive, an organisation needs to be able to deliver a continuous stream of change. Managed properly, this negates the need for a project and the associated cost overheads.

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 2 – Disciplined Project Management

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 12, 2015

This is the second of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to project management.

Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2015

Water-Scrum-fall is a phased delivery approach for software using Scrum as main development management method. It can be a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation. 1

Toward Agile Architecture: Insights from 15 Years of ATAM Data

Posted by Stephany Bellomo, Ian Gorton, Rick Kazman on  Oct 17, 2015

The authors have concluded after analyzing 15 years of ATAM data that modifiability, performance, availability, interoperability, and deployability are key quality attributes for Agile practitioners.

Innovation at Telefónica with Lean Startup

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 28, 2015

Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work. A Q&A with Susana Jurado Apruzzese on innovation and creating digital products.

Q&A on the Book Agile Impressions

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 07, 2015

Gerald Weinberg shares his observations of the agile movement "where it came from, where it is now, and where it's going" in the book Agile Impressions.

Keeping Development ‘On Track’ with Use-Case Slices at Dutch Railways

Posted by Jordi Reineman on  Aug 03, 2015

How the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value. 1

Scrum Alone is Not Enough – An Interview with Mark Levison

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 26, 2015

Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.

The Hierarchy of Needs

Posted by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015

This article shows how to prioritize your backlog using an enhanced quality model using Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix 2

Q&A with Ron Jeffries on The Nature of Software Development.

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 05, 2015

The book "the nature of software development" intents to help people to organize their thoughts about value and find ways to deliver value in software development.

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