What happens when a director of a consulting company decides to drastically change the culture? At the Agile Tour Brussels conference Jan de Baere presented the why and how of a company that adopted agile, the journey that they went through, and how it came to a sudden end. InfoQ interviewed him about the agile change approach, culture and trust, and the lessons learned from an agile journey.
The Agile Fluency model is a way of thinking about and planning investments to create the conditions of Agile that best fit your development effort, business need, and customer value. James Shore and Diana Larsen described it in the 2012 article "Your Path through Agile Fluency". This article by Diana aims to helps you to use the Agile Fluency model effectively.
“Would you recommend Agile in every situation?” The answer from Tiago Garcez on this question is “Yes!”. But sometimes people are unsure what agile means and what an organization can do to become agile? Tiago talked at Agile Tour Brussels about why agile is better suited to the challenges that companies are facing, the value that agile can deliver, and how you can start an agile transition.
Planning and budgeting large complex projects leads most often to (unwanted) surprises. Insights from beyond budgeting can help to increase flexibility, and focus on business value. 1
Enterprises want to understand customer needs and deliver products that create value. How Yammer test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus on the architecture of their products.
Large organisations wishing to benefit from greater agility can establish a compelling roadmap building on existing pockets of best practice and overcoming various cultural and other obstacles. 2
Without a deployment story WinRT simply isn’t viable for LOB applications. Meanwhile WPF, like Silverlight and WinForms, has entered its twilight phase leaving developers with a hard choice. 18
Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield argue that the standard contract model for software development is contributing to the high rates of failure in IT projects and is in need of a total overhaul. 13
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
We often talk about projects in terms of features. Yet, it’s the benefits that make people care—and benefits equal business value. Learn why communicating about benefits makes a difference. 2
Developers using TDD need the customer to provide a set of examples linked to the Business Value they provide. This article introduces Feature Injection which is a process to provide just this. 2