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  • Author Q&A: Portia Tung on The Dream Team Nightmare

    by Shane Hastie on  Mar 15, 2014

    Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate by making choices at the end of each section. Some of these choices result in success and some expose various failure modes which the reader can examine and learn from.

  • Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

    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”.

  • Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

    by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014 2

    Why do we promise more than we can deliver? Why do we say yes when we are already too busy? Chronic Overcommitment is a pervasive problem in the IT industry. In this article we take a look at the behaviors that drive over commitment and the dynamics at play in your organization the make it a difficult problem to solve. Finally, we offer some advice to those who suffer from this affliction.

Kanban’s service orientation agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Jan 29, 2014

This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda: a much more outward-looking approach to change.

Interfacing between Linear Waterfall and Agile Approaches

Posted by Michael Nir on  Jan 21, 2014

Michael discusses ways to integrate agile & scrum approaches with linear management styles often required to achieve organizational control in large complex environments. 5

Tracking Schedule Progress in Agile

Posted by Yuval Yeret on  Jan 01, 2014

Tracking projects is challenging when enterprises adopt agile in product development. Smaller work items and lower work in process improves risk management and supports agile execution and learning. 3

Meet Elaine: A Persona- Driven Approach to Exploring Architecturally Significant Requirements

Posted by Jane Cleland-Huang on  Dec 15, 2013

This article shares a simple technique used to address problems such as a system’s intended functionality but also qualities such as performance, reliability, portability, and availability.

Sell Before You Build

Posted by Naresh Jain on  Nov 25, 2013

Entrepreneurs apply lean-startup to try to sell their product/service even before they build it: "make sure you have paying customers". Naresh Jain shares his approach to find effective MVPs.

Interview with Simon Brown about Sustainable Competence

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 14, 2013

InfoQ did an interview with Simon Brown about sustainable competence for continuous improvement, balancing people and processes, and software quality and architecture.

The Integration of Agile and the Project Management Office

Posted by Peter Schmidt on  Nov 01, 2013

Agile and the PMO are no longer diametrically opposed. With an ever-changing business landscape, organisations must adopt more nimble approaches, making Agile more suitable than people think. 3

Discover to Deliver: Author Q&A

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 14, 2013

Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman have written a book titled Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. They recently spoke to InfoQ about the ideas behind the book.

Much Ado About Commitment

Posted by Thomas Cagley, Meghan Cagley on  Sep 28, 2013

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.

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