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  • Agile Fluency: Finding Agile That's Fit-for-Purpose

    by Diana Larsen on  Nov 12, 2013

    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.

  • Interview with Tiago Garcez about Why Agile?

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 10, 2013

    “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 Controlling Complex Projects

    by Jutta Eckstein on  Sep 02, 2013 1

    Planning and budgeting large projects is often based on trying to predict how development will turn out. Stories are estimated by the development team, but the budget for the whole project is independent from those estimates. Especially for complex projects this leads most often to (unwanted) surprises. Insights from beyond budgeting can help to increase flexibility, and focus on business value.

Interview with Brian Murray from Yammer about Lean Startup and using Minimum Viable Products

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 29, 2013

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.

The Corporate Agile Journey – A Practical Viewpoint

Posted by Ian Evans on  Jul 05, 2013

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

Windows and Line of Business Applications: No Good Options

Posted by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 04, 2013

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

Software Development: How the Traditional Contract Model Increases the Risk of Failure

Posted by Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield on  May 28, 2013

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

Interview with Michael Azoff from Ovum about How To Create the Agile Enterprise

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2013

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 Real Question is Why?

Posted by Gordon Weir and Russ Miles on  Apr 08, 2013

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

DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Jun 13, 2012

With continued concerns regarding IT’s ability to meet the demands of the business in light of disruptive influences and a changing economic landscape DevOps might hold an answer. 1

Net-Map - A Toolkit to Understand and Visualise Stakeholder Influence

Posted by Craig Smith on  May 01, 2012

Net-Map is a tool developed by Eva Schiffer that allows you through interviews to visualise and analyse how different people and groups influence a particular situation. 2

Communicate Business Value to Your Stakeholders

Posted by Jenni Jepsen on  Mar 05, 2012

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

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