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  • Test Management Revisited

    by Anne-Marie Charrett on  Apr 03, 2016

    The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. Agile, with its focus on cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.

  • The Mathematics of Adaptive Security

    by Matthew Glenn on  Nov 01, 2015 1

    Enterprise security teams are charged with maintaining the “perfect” set of security policies. In their pursuit of the perfect security policy, they are often the department of slow (because the pursuit of perfection takes time). At the same time, “to err is human…”

  • From a Project to a Product Approach Using LeSS at Agfa Healthcare

    by Jurgen De Smet on  Jul 01, 2015

    By changing the inner workings from a project perspective to a product perspective Agfa Healthcare established a less complicated process using a single backlog for the entire organisation. Main advice is to try to avoid setting up silos where they do not belong. When applying LeSS it is important to stick to its basic rules even though they are, in most organisations, very disruptive.

Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little’s Law

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Jun 21, 2015

Little’s Law helps teams that use user stories for planning and tracking project execution, with a project buffer to manage inherent uncertainty of a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date. 4

Q&A on Conscious Agility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown.

Getting RID of Risk with Agile

Posted by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015

One of the largest areas of development waste 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. 3

The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

Posted by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.

Testing the Internet of Things: The Human Experience

Posted by Gerie Owen on  Nov 09, 2014

This article discusses “human experience” testing 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

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