• DevOps:Evolving to Handle Disruption

    by JP Morgenthal on  Jun 13, 2012 1

    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.

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

    by Craig Smith on  May 01, 2012 2

    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. It is of interest to Agile teams as it can help you understand who your stakeholders are, how they are connected and the level of influence they have. InfoQ recently caught up with Eva and asked her a few questions.

  • Communicate Business Value to Your Stakeholders

    by Jenni Jepsen on  Mar 05, 2012 2

    Often project leaders—even Agile project leaders—talk about their projects in terms of features. Yes, and what do features really mean for stakeholders? Features are what your system or process can do. Benefits are why people care. And benefits equal business value. Learn why and how to communicate benefits rather than features—and what it will mean for you, your team and your organization.

Feature Injection: three steps to success

Posted by Chris Matts & Gojko Adzic on  Dec 14, 2011

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

Interview and Book Excerpt: CMMI for Services

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jul 14, 2011

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.

Going Live: The Role of Development and Operations in Preparing and Deploying Software Packages

Posted by Andrew Phillips on  Aug 20, 2010

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.

Agile Finance: Story Point Cost

Posted by Christopher Goldsbury on  Aug 18, 2010

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

SOA Strategy and Spline Tactics

Posted by Michael Poulin on  Mar 02, 2010

In this article, Michael Poulin talks about how create an application/platform environment using spline tactics, which is capable of adopting changes and providing strategic agility to businesses.

Using ITIL V3 as a Foundation for SOA Governance

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Feb 05, 2010

Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted towards service-orientation.

The Meme Lifecycle

Posted by Julian Everett and Chris Matts on  Jan 22, 2010

Julian Everett and Chris Matts describe an IT business case as a meme - one that is competing in the complex ecosystem that constitutes a market sector and show its implications. 3

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