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  • Q&A on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your Tests

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 23, 2015

    An interview with Gojko Adzic, David Evans and Tom Roden on why they wrote this book, how quantifying quality can support testing, balancing trust levels when testing large and complex systems, why automating manual tests is almost always a bad idea, on using production metrics in testing, how to reduce or prevent duplication in test code, and on upcoming books in the fifty quick ideas series.

  • Q&A with Claudio Perrone on PopcornFlow / Evolve and Disrupt

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 12, 2015

    At the Agile Eastern Europe 2015 conference Claudio Perrone gave a keynote titled "Evolve and Disrupt". InfoQ interviewed Perrone about continuous evolution, servant leadership, popcorn flow (an approach to continuous evolution through rapid experimentation), and doing experiments to make change more continuous.

  • Using Blocker Clustering, Defect Clustering, and Prioritization for Process Improvement

    by Klaus Leopold & Troy Magennis on  Jun 08, 2015

    When work gets delayed (it’s blocked), it is of particular interest to look for ways to improve the smooth flow of work by resolving the causes of that delay. In the long term, finding ways to eliminate the root causes of these delays is a superior solution. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize those blockers that have the most impact or are the quickest wins.

Q&A on the Book Scenario-Focused Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 22, 2015

The book Scenario-Focused Engineering describes a customer-centric lean and agile approach for developing and delivering software-based products using a fast feedback cycle.

Q&A on the Book More Fearless Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 19, 2015

The book More Fearless Change provides updated descriptions of the 48 patterns from the book Fearless Change and provides 15 new patterns to drive change in organizations in a sustainable way.

The Swiss Army Knife for Technical Leads

Posted by Luca Mezzalira on  May 01, 2015

Working as Technical Lead is very exciting, every day you have new challenges, new problems to solve and a lot of satisfactions. Here are some tips order to help improve and empower your teams. 3

Impediment Busting: Designing an Impediment Removal Process for Your Organization

Posted by Ken Power on  Apr 15, 2015

Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.

Creating a Creative and Innovative Culture at Scale

Posted by Matti Klasson on  Mar 31, 2015

Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4

Q&A with Gene Kim on the State of DevOps Survey

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Mar 26, 2015

The 2015 State of DevOps survey is out. Survey's co-author Gene Kim explains what are the goals for this edition, how the data is analysed and what have we learned so far from past surveys.

Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

Posted by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around or through the challenge of doing fast iterations.

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.

Can You Scale Kanban?

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing programs, connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across a delivery cycle and benefits of kanban. 1

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