Susan Atkinson and Gabrielle Benefield argue that the standard contract model for software development is based on outdated and flawed assumptions, and that this is contributing to the high rates of failure in IT projects, regardless of whether the IT projects are resourced internally or outsourced to a third party. The contract model is in need of a total overhaul.
Large enterprises face three challenges: to innovate and act as a start-up, to use a budgeting process that keeps the organization’s strategy in touch with changing market conditions, and to transform the whole IT department 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. In the past few years Agile frameworks have become mainstream. Agile has solved the problems of the 90's and early 2000's. Now a new kind of problem is emerging that needs an equally elegant solution, how do we build the right solution? Do we know Why we are building it?
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 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
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
CMMI for Services(CMMI-SVC)is a process improvement framework for service providers. InfoQ spoke to Eileen Forrester, co-author of CMMI for Services: Guidelines for Superior Service Edition 2.
A discussion of how Development, Operations and others can collaborate to prepare a good deployment package. minimizing the potential for error, improving clarity, and allowing for customization.
This article ties a rather abstract and developer centered concept (story points) to the real world of business (spreadsheets and ledgers). Making this connection is essential for management. 5