• Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 21, 2015

    At the GOTO Amsterdam 2015 conference Dave Thomas gave a keynote presentation titled "agile is dead". While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility: repeatedly taking small steps towards where you want to be and evaluate what happened.

  • Developing a High Capacity Network Gateway with LeSS

    by Ran Nyman on  Jul 15, 2015

    This report summarizes how the Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework was used in developing a high capacity network gateway and how to grow R&D from 2 co-located teams to 20+ teams. It also describes how LeSS and agile development practices significantly accelerated the time to market and gave us the flexibility that traditional development practices never offered.

  • Implementing Agile Delivery for Non-Software IT Projects

    by Dipanjan Munshi on  Jul 08, 2015 2

    Most organizations avoid using Agile for IT projects that do not involve software delivery (e.g. roadmap planning and architecture development). These projects deliver high value, but are often the most risky of all projects - and high risk demands Agile delivery. This paper discusses how Agile can be successfully adopted to deliver these projects by going back to the basics of Agile philosophy.

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.

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

Posted 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.

An Agile Input Management Process Framework - The Agile IMP

Posted by Ina El-Kadhi on  Jun 30, 2015

The Agile IMP (Input Management Process) framework proposes a structured process definition for managing and maturing input for product ideas, enabling informed decisions regarding product innovation.

The Pitfalls that You Should Always Avoid when Implementing Agile

Posted by Annette Vendelbo on  Jun 27, 2015

Moving from traditional project management to agile is a paradigm shift. This article discusses the role that management plays in organizations that have decided to adopt agile. 4

Using Blocker Clustering, Defect Clustering, and Prioritization for Process Improvement

Posted by Klaus Leopold & Troy Magennis on  Jun 08, 2015

Finding ways to eliminate root causes of delays can improve flow. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize blockers that have most impact or are the quickest wins.

The Essence of Flow

Posted by Tomas Rybing on  Jun 05, 2015

How do you get good flow? A common scenario in a software company is that too much is going on at once. We need a shift in mindset, to go from focus on resource efficiency to focus on flow efficiency.

How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

Posted by Matt Philip on  Jun 03, 2015

With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?

Why We Fail to Change: Understanding Practices, Principles, and Values Is a Solution

Posted by Pawel Brodzinski on  Jun 01, 2015

There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share.

Using Experiments and Data to Innovate and Build Products Customers Actually Use

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 28, 2015

An interview with Jan Bosch about getting benefits from increasing delivery speed, steps after adopting Agile and DevOps, using experiments to innovate, and practices for experimentation.

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