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  • 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 2

    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.

  • 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

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.

Implementing Agile Delivery for Non-Software IT Projects

Posted by Dipanjan Munshi on  Jul 08, 2015

This paper discusses, with examples, how high-value IT projects that do not involve software delivery, can be successfully executed by going back to the basics of Agile philosophy. 2

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. 3

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?

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