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  • Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

    by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

    “You can’t do 2-week iterations with hardware!” This is the first thing you’ll hear when talk turns to Agile methods in hardware-software product development. 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 on Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 13, 2015 4

    The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" by Bertrand Meyer provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal and provides suggestions on what to use or not to use from them, based on software engineering principles and research and personal experience of the book author.

  • Visual Portfolio Management: Collaboratively Aligning Your Company

    by Markus Andrezak on  Feb 23, 2015 1

    To exploit agile advantages like speed, flexibility, and fast feedback, companies need to work on the right things. The three-horizons model explains how companies need to work to ensure sustainable growth. Visual portfolio management can integrate the different types of work into a coherent system.

How to Remain Agile When You Have to Sign a Contract?

Posted by Paweł Bejger, Peter Horsten on  Jan 29, 2015

This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.

Getting RID of Risk with Agile

Posted by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015

One of the largest areas of development waste are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste. 2

Using the Kanban Canvas for Driving Change

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 07, 2015

In an interview with InfoQ Karl Scotland explains the kanban canvas and explores how it can be used to create shared insights and decide upon the approach to intervene in organizations. 1

Working Together, Sitting Apart

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Oct 05, 2014

This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.

Book Review and Q&A on Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2014

The book Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira aims to help organizations to adopt and agile mindset and culture to deploy agile methods and practices.

Q&A with Sander Hoogendoorn on This is Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 19, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Sander Hoogendoorn, author of the book This is Agile, about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.

Q&A with Robert Pankowecki on his book Developers Oriented Project Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2014

Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2

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