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  • Cynefin 101 – An Introduction

    by Greg Brougham on  Jul 09, 2014 2

    This paper is to introduces the Cynefin model and its practices which can be used to address the uncertainty of the modern world. The practices that are introduced can be used to compliment traditional approaches to project, programme and portfolio management. This provides a more comprehensive approach that reflects the needs of management in an ever more uncertain world.

  • Building Better Search Engines by Measuring Search Quality

    by Ellen M. Voorhees, Paul Over, Ian Soboroff on  Jul 06, 2014

    Search engines are developed using standard sets of realistic test cases that let developers measure the relative effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about NIST's Text Retrieval Conference (TREC) project used to create the infrastructure to measure the quality of search results.

  • Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

    by Sander Hoogendoorn on  Jul 05, 2014

    There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects. Because executing sprints as small projects often does not lead to the desired results, it is more effective to apply a backlog-item-oriented workflow and to treat sprints as iterations.

Quantifying the Impact of Agile Software Development Practices

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 03, 2014

Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1

Making an Impact on 7000 Orphanages

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Jun 28, 2014

Ahmad presents a set of techniques that can be applied in strategic workshops or an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of a workshop where these techniques were used in Egypt.

Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

Posted by João Miranda on  Jun 27, 2014

Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team.

Agile Architecture Applied

Posted by Wim Heemskerk & Minze Tolsma on  Jun 23, 2014

When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article shows how you can give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials. 3

Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.

Book Review and Q&A of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 16, 2014

An interview about applying strength-based techniques like appreciative inquiry, solution focused, positive deviance and 5-why's with Lean Six Sigma, and measuring performance in organizations.

The Agile Organisation: Are You Ready for Revolution?

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jun 14, 2014

The Agile Organisation: Can Agile really deliver at scale and for the whole organisation; are people ready to make the changes necessary, and do the products and processes on offer deliver results? 7

Video Lesson Introducing Scrum and Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 09, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.

The Original Sin of Software Metrics

Posted by Chen Ping on  Jun 05, 2014

This article explains why it is inherently wrong to set up software metrics to try and 'improve' the software development process, and offers some alternatives. 3

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