Sarah Novotny discusses how leaders encourage and foster an environment that rewards learning while meeting business needs.
Dave Sharrock presents key practices that incorporate the Lean Startup principles, allowing a Product Owner to validate business ideas by bringing the build-measure-learn cycle alive.
Peter Orlowsky provides insights into the strategy choices that created Getty Images’ API program and the customer/business value the API creates.
Guy Dugas, Angie Duncan, Barb Spurway, Kevin Giles discuss about the roles, skills and competencies of business analysts, challenges and experiences, and how they have delivered value.
Francesco Cesarini shares business lessons learnt while growing Erlang Solutions from a one man band to a multinational company with 70 employees, offices in 3 countries, and clients on 5 continents.
Hakan Erdogmus and John Favaro explain why agility is good and when. They associate agility with flexibility which can lead to a better but more costly decision making process.
Richard Sheridan presents tools and techniques for creating an intentional culture of joy lacking fear and ambiguity, the most productive environment in his opinion.
Leonardo Mattiazzi considers that Scrum and XP do not necessarily create a great product, and complementary Lean principles and practices are necessary to create an Agile culture across the entire enterprise in order to succeed.
Anne Thomas Manes discusses SOA goals and objectives used to measure a system’s success, measuring the business value, SOA project metrics, and recommendations on proving the business value of SOA.
Eric Jan Malotaux presents a way of implementing SOA in small iterative steps, each step delivering value to stakeholders, higher than the costs involved, using feedback from previous steps to adjust the requirements and design accordingly.
In this presentation from SOA Symposium 2010, Manas Deb and Clemens Utschig-Utschig discuss how to derive business agility from SOA and BPM, motivations for agility, developing and nurturing agility, influencers and dependencies, how SOA and BPM enable agility, pitfalls and recommendations for organizational culture, and pitfalls and recommendations for business and technical architectures.
Russ Miles and Toby Hobson outline many factors to be considered when adopting a cloud solution – what type of cloud, which vendor, what technology, how is it related to the business value, SLA, should it be considered early, geo-location constraints, etc. –, creating a wider view of the cloud from the development and business perspective.