We have seen how the notion of heuristics is powerful when thinking about product development. The Agile Manifesto can be thought of as a set of heuristics, with individual Agile processes and practices. This Kanban Thinking model includes 5 kanban heuristics that encapsulate the key areas to focus upon, along with 3 impacts that encapsulate the areas of improvement.
Reifer Consultants LLC recently published a benchmarking report entitled “Quantitative Analysis of Agile Methods” that compares agile method software productivity, cost, duration and quality to that of traditional, plan-driven projects. This article is a summary of ten "take aways" from the study results.
Agile delivery, and agility in general, is not only a compelling opportunity but in many cases a necessity for survival. Although there are particular cultural and other obstacles to overcome, large organisations may be surprised at how far they already are on the road to greater agility. A suitably tailored journey plan will help harness what’s already out there and build effectively upon it.
Agile requires a collaborative culture. To ensure a smooth transition to Agile, organisations need to consider a variety of factors such as servant leadership and the ability to embrace change. 1
Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1
Organizational change coach Jason Little talks about approaches for organizational change, culture, feedback and learning, and using the lean startup approach.
Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.
The Agile movement has driven a revolutionary change in the way we build and deliver software solutions. The challenge today is building the right solution. The author challenges us to ask Why. 2
Resistance from management is recognized as a bottleneck in agile adoption. When will we reach the tipping point where organizations unshackle themselves from the limitations of command & control? 3
Continuous Delivery is rapidly gaining recognition as a successful strategy for true business agility. The article presents a model to help address some of the key aspects to consider when adopting CD 2
This article examines the impact of accounting rules on Agile projects and provides perspectives and resources to make the accounting argument for agile capitalization. 12
A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development tells the story about applying agile and lean principles. An interview about agile principles, change, collaboration, and benefits of using agile.