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  • Sell Before You Build

    by Naresh Jain on  Nov 25, 2013

    “Before you write any code, make sure you have a failing test.” This was revolutionary when first pitched in the late 90’s. Many successful entrepreneurs have practiced a similar idea: “Before you build a product/service, make sure you have paying customers.” Naresh Jain explains his approach of finding effective MVPs to validate his Educational Product and why Agile Methods simply fail to do so.

  • Discover to Deliver: Author Q&A

    by Shane Hastie on  Oct 14, 2013

    Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman have written a book titled Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. The book addresses the planning and analysis activities needed in implementing business products, with a focus on software products and business process change initiatives.

  • Interview with Brian Murray from Yammer about Lean Startup and using Minimum Viable Products

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 29, 2013

    Enterprises want early and frequent customer feedback to be able to understand their needs and be able to deliver products that create value for them. Brian Murray explains how Yammer uses Minimum Viable Products to test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus so much attention on the architecture of their products.

Interview with Eduardo Miranda about Estimating and Planning Agile Projects

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 24, 2013

Eduardo Miranda from Carnegie Mellon University explains planning in agile projects, planning techniques, and the impact of agile on project management offices and the project manager role. 4

Interview with Michael Azoff from Ovum about How To Create the Agile Enterprise

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2013

Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.

Interview and Book Excerpt: Mastering the Requirements Process

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 13, 2013

Suzanne and James Robertson have released the 3rd edition of their book Mastering the Requirements Process. This edition includes material focused on requirements in agile projects and outsourcing.

Automated Error Reporting: The Gateway to Better Quality

Posted by Laila Lotfi on  Aug 28, 2012

Laila Lotfi explains how using automated error reporting results in greater customer trust, higher renewal rates, lower maintenance costs, and fewer opportunities for the competition. 2

Faster, Better, Higher – But How?

Posted by Michael Stal on  Feb 20, 2012

One of the main challenges when designing software architecture is considering quality attributes. Not only their design turns out to be difficult, but also the specification of these attributes. 2

Interview and Book Review: Specification by Example

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Oct 24, 2011

Gojko Adzic has written Specification by Example in which he provides advice and guidelines on adopting this approach as a way to create living documentation on a software development project. 7

The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism

Posted by Susan Atkinson & Gabrielle Benefield on  May 11, 2011

The Evolutionary Contract Model offers new ways to write contracts for innovative/complex product development that accommodate change and help avoid “The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism”. 4

Agile Contracts

Posted by Allan Kelly on  Feb 08, 2011

Most software contracts are written with a waterfall approach in mind - fixing the scope, cost, and schedule. This article offers advice on how to write a contract for an Agile software project. 27

Working with the Product Backlog

Posted by Roman Pichler on  Aug 04, 2010

Roman Pichler discusses the product backlog along with techniques for grooming, applying, and scaling it on large projects. Chapter excerpt from Roman's book: Agile Product Management with Scrum. 6

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