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The Value Proposition for Agility–A Dual Perspective

Posted by Hakan Erdogmus, John Favaro  on  Oct 18, 2012

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.

Creativity, Energy, Imagination and The Business Value of Joy!

Posted by Richard Sheridan  on  Aug 31, 2012 2

Richard Sheridan presents tools and techniques for creating an intentional culture of joy lacking fear and ambiguity, the most productive environment in his opinion.

Technical Debt - Why You Should Care

Posted by Felipe Rubim  on  May 02, 2012 1

Felipe Rubim discusses several forms of technical debt, emphasizing that every member of the team should consider it, and suggesting taking concrete steps in measuring and reducing it.

Agile Does Not Guarantee Value Creation

Posted by Leonardo Mattiazzi  on  Feb 08, 2011 1

Leonardo Mattiazzi considers that Scrum and XP are not enough, and complementary Lean principles and practices are necessary to create an Agile culture across the entire enterprise in order to succeed

Proving the Business Value of SOA

Posted by Anne Thomas Manes  on  Feb 01, 2011 1

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.

Zero Investment SOA

Posted by Eric Jan Malotaux  on  Jan 24, 2011 4

Eric Jan Malotaux discusses implementing SOA in small iterative steps, each step delivering value to stakeholders, using feedback from previous steps to adjust the requirements and design accordingly.

Deriving Agility from SOA and BPM - Ten Things that Separate the Winners from the Losers

Posted by Manas Deb and Clemens Utschig-Utschig  on  Dec 28, 2010

Manas and Clemens discuss deriving business agility from SOA and BPM, how SOA and BPM enable agility, and pitfalls/recommendations for organizational culture, business and technical architectures.

Obscured by Clouds

Posted by Russ Miles and Toby Hobson  on  Sep 09, 2010

Russ Miles and Toby Hobson outline many factors to be considered when adopting a cloud solution, creating a wider view of the cloud from the development and business perspective.

Making the Business Case

Posted by Kurt Milne, Jay Lyman, Rolf Andrew Russell, Jody Mulkey  on  Aug 30, 2010

We know solving DevOps problems improves your business operations but how do you do you explain that to your CEO or CFO? How do you get the executives to buy in and invest in DevOps solutions?

Next Generation of Business-Driven SOA: The Convergence of Performance-Driven Business and Service-Orientation

Posted by John DesJardins  on  May 29, 2010

John DesJardins believes that the new SOA will measure their businesses alignment with IT in order to asses the impact of services or of changes or new initiatives, up-time, response time, etc.

The Reincarnation of SOA

Posted by Anne Thomas Manes  on  Jan 29, 2010 5

Anne Thomas Manes talks about SOA's reincarnation. Old SOA had to die because it was focused on technology and products, while the new one will be focused on architecture, principles and practices.

Closing the Gap Between Apps and Ops

Posted by Jake Sorofman  on  Oct 07, 2009 1

Jake Sorofman talks on how to glue together the application development world and the business operations one in an automated, virtualized and cloud computing environment.

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