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  • Self-service Delivery Platform at Tuenti

    by Óscar San José on  Jul 31, 2015

    Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.

  • Making a Difference: a Case Study of Change in the Public Sector

    by Helen Walton on  Jul 30, 2015

    At Spark the Change 2015, Tracy Jelfs shared a case study of change in Children’s Services at Monmouthshire Council. Spark attracts the UK’s most innovative organisations, and this story impressed leaders from many different industries. It is a showcase of how radical change is possible even in difficult circumstances – from poor performance and low morale to a heavily regulated environment.

  • Downscaling SAFe

    by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015 4

    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with custom modifications to it in accordance with Agile and Lean values helped Seamless Payments to go through a period of organizational growth and prepare for further growth. This article describes the change that was done using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas.

Scrum Alone is Not Enough – An Interview with Mark Levison

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 26, 2015

Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.

The Hierarchy of Needs

Posted by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015

This article shows how to prioritize your backlog using an enhanced quality model using Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix 2

A Case for Diversity in Our Workspaces

Posted by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Jul 23, 2015

Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg makes a case for supporting neurodiveristy in our workplaces. 1

Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 21, 2015

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.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Monitoring Infrastructures

Posted by Dave Josephsen on  Jul 20, 2015

If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1

The Practice and Future of Release Engineering

Posted by Bram Adams, Stephany Bellomo, Christian Bird, Tamara Marshall-Keim, Foutse Khomh, Kim Moir on  Jul 19, 2015

This article features highlights from interviews on the state of practice and challenges in release engineering space. Interview questions cover topics like metrics, continuous delivery's benefits. 1

Book Review and Q&A on Agile IT Organization Design

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 17, 2015

Sriram Narayan’s book – Agile IT Organization Design, provides a basis for reviewing and reshaping the IT organization to equip it better for the digital age.

Developing a High Capacity Network Gateway with LeSS

Posted 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.

The Most Common Reasons Why Software Projects Fail

Posted by Taylor Putnam-Majarian & Doug Putnam on  Jul 13, 2015

Projects can be categorized as failures because of cost overruns, late deliveries or poor quality, but the right estimation processes can increase the likelihood of project success 16

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