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  • When your ‘Agile’ Team Moves at Snail Pace: 5 Key Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

    by Bhoomi Mehta on  Nov 27, 2015 2

    Software development teams adopt Agile-based processes to address age-old IT project management problems. However, many end up neck deep in trouble when the ‘Agile’ approach backfires. In this article, we look at real life examples to outline common but persistent barriers to the successful implementation of Agile projects, and suggest practical methods for overcoming them.

  • Investing in Impact - Portfolio Management for Agile Deliveries

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 25, 2015

    Ben Williams and Tom Roden are exploring how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility. InfoQ interviewed them about getting project managers involved in agile journeys, using product reviews to decide what to develop, working with hypotheses in portfolio management, measuring actual impact of software products and managing product portfolios.

  • What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 3 – High-Tech Anthropology®

    by Shane Hastie on  Nov 19, 2015

    This is the last of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to user experience and requirements - a set of practices they call High Tech Anthropology®

#noprojects - If You Need to Start a Project, You’ve Already Failed

Posted by Evan Leybourn on  Nov 18, 2015

In this first article in a series on #noprojects, Evan presents the case for why the entire IT project process is flawed from the start. If you need to run a project, you've already failed. 3

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by Suzie Prince on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome.

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2015

Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.

Peer Feedback Loops: How We May Benefit and What is Needed to Realize Their Potential

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Nov 14, 2015

This second article in a series on peer feedback loops explores the benefits and what is needed to realize peer feedback, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 2 – Disciplined Project Management

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 12, 2015

This is the second of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to project management.

Q&A on Agendashift with Mike Burrows

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 09, 2015

Agendashift is a values-based Kanban approach to organizational transformation, covering delivery, change and leadership. An interview with Mike Burrows.

Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2015

Water-Scrum-fall is a phased delivery approach for software using Scrum as main development management method. It can be a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation. 1

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 1 - the Menlo Way

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 05, 2015

Having read Joy,Inc and heard Rich Sheridan talk about the Menlo Innovations way, I wanted to understand if this was real and if so how the ideas could be applied elsewhere so I spent a week there.

Q&A on the book Leading the Transformation

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 29, 2015

In the book Leading the Transformation executives Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser share their experiences with applying lean and agile development methodologies in enterprise development teams.

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