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  • 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

    by Chris Matts & Gojko Adzic on  Dec 14, 2011 2

    Often Customers provide half baked solutions with no linkage to value. An Agile team needs examples linked to the Business Value they provide. Feature Injection is a process that takes a half baked solution identifies the Business Value it provides and then produces a set of examples driven from that value.

  • Interview and Book Excerpt: CMMI for Services

    by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jul 14, 2011

    CMMI for Services(CMMI-SVC)is a process improvement framework developed by the SEI for service providers. InfoQ spoke to Eileen Forrester, co-author of CMMI for Services: Guidelines for Superior Service and manager of CMMI-SVC. In this interview we cover adoption practices for CMMI-SVC and its relationship with CMMI-DEV, ITIL and Agile accompanied by relevant excerpts from the book.

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

SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility

Posted by William A. Brown, Robert G. Laird, Clive Gee, Tilak Mitra on  Dec 17, 2009

The book chapter presented in this article offers practical advice on governing a Service Factory with guidelines for defining, developing, testing, deploying and operating services plus a case study

Book Review: Ladder to SOE

Posted by Dave West on  Aug 14, 2009

A review of Michael Poulin's book, Ladder to SOE. Michael's book shows how to use the principles of service orientation to align IT with the business, and the business with market dynamics. 1

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