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  • Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little’s Law

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Jun 21, 2015 4

    When working on projects, it is most of the time necessary to forecast the project delivery time up front. Little’s Law can help any team that uses user stories for planning and tracking project execution no matter what development process it uses. We use a project buffer to manage the inherent uncertainty associated with planning and executing a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date.

  • Driving Agile Architecting with Cost and Risk

    by Eltjo R. Poort on  Apr 19, 2015 1

    In this article, author Eltjo R. Poort discusses an architecture approach called Risk and Cost Driven Architecture that helps architects become more effective in an agile world. It's based on the use of risk and cost to determine the architectural significance of concerns.

  • Q&A on Conscious Agility

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

    The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) by Si Alhir, Brad Barton and Mark Ferraro describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown. An interview about conscious agility and antifragility, increasing business agility, dealing with uncertainty, and the three phases of a conscious agility initiative.

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.

Project Inception - How to Use a Single Meeting to Achieve Alignment

Posted by James Bayer on  Aug 12, 2014

Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.

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.

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