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  • Getting RID of Risk with Agile

    by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015

    One of the largest areas of waste in development are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste, as well as examining how this can fit into your current planning and estimation workflow via the underused ‘definition of ready’. It’s a very actionable concept that you can apply immediately.

  • The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

    by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

    Product risk analysis (PRA) is not only useful in testing but is also applicable during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article introduces a different application of PRA that elevates it from project level to domain level. It shows how you can go from risk and requirement-based testing to risk and requirement-based development.

  • Testing the Internet of Things: The Human Experience

    by Gerie Owen on  Nov 09, 2014

    Mobile and embedded devices, more than any other technology, are an integral part of our lives and have the potential to become a part of us. This article discusses what “human experience” testing is and is not, and uses concepts from human computer interaction design theory to establish a framework for developing “human experience” test scenarios.

Shadow IT Risk and Reward

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Oct 08, 2014

Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.

Q&A with Barry Boehm and Richard Turner on The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2014

The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model: Principles and Practices for Successful Systems and Software describes a process model generator. InfoQ interviewed the authors Barry Boehm and Richard Turner.

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

Book Launch of “Commitment”, and an Interview with Olav Maassen, Chris Matts and Chris Geary

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 02, 2013

Commitment is a graphical business novel about managing project risks with “Real Options”, a way to improve decision making. InfoQ spoke with the authors about decisions, risks and technical debt. 1

Commitment – Writing a Graphic Novel explaining Real Options

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Apr 05, 2012

Building on their work on Real Options, Chris Matts and Olav Maassen are writing a graphic novel to explain the concepts and share their knowledge. They discussed the novel and the process with InfoQ.

10 tips on how to prevent business value risk

Posted by Chris Matts and Olav Maassen on  Feb 07, 2012

One category of risk that project teams need to ensure they address is business value failure – delivering a product that fails to provide value for the business investor. 3

Developer-Driven Threat Modeling

Posted by Danny Dhillon on  Nov 11, 2011

In this IEEE article, author Danny Dhillon discusses a developer-driven threat modeling approach to identify threats based on the dataflow diagrams for assessing and mitigating the security risks. 3

Agile is at a crossroad: Scale or fail?

Posted by Chris Matts and Olav Maassen on  Oct 14, 2011

Risk management is a crucial discipline for projects, and finding ways to do effective risk management on agile projects will spell the difference between Agile scaling into the enterprise or failing. 5

Resilient Security Architecture

Posted by John Diamant on  Sep 27, 2011

In this IEEE article, author John Diamant talks about improving security quality of software applications using techniques like security requirements gap analysis and architectural threat analysis.

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