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

IT And Architecture: Inside-Out Perspectives

Posted by Bruce Laidlaw and Michael Poulin on  Jan 03, 2011

Bruce Laidlaw and Michael Poulin - each with more than 30 years of experience compared notes on the past and present of IT and provide insights on what the software industry needs, to make progress. 20

Estimation Toolkit

Posted by James King on  Dec 28, 2010

If you write software for a living, eventually someone is going to ask you – “When will you be done?” The estimation techniques described in this article can help you answer that question. 7

Doing Kanban Wrong

Posted by Tim Wingfield on  Dec 22, 2010

Many people who try Kanban end up doing it all wrong and then blame Kanban for their mistakes. This article discusses some common ways Kanban can be misused and how to avoid those mistakes. 3

Use of Kanban in the Operations Team at Spotify

Posted by Michael Prokop, Mattias Jansson on  Sep 14, 2010

Mattias Jansson, Operations Engineer at Spotify, discusses the adoption of Kanban by the Spotify Operations team and experiences gained during the implementation and use of Kanban. 1

Agile Lessons from a Management Guru

Posted by Ahmed Yousuf on  Sep 08, 2009

This article takes a look at Edward Deming's work and it's applicability to Agile methods. 2

The Current Direction of Agile

Posted by Jon Arild Tørresdal on  Aug 19, 2009

Jon Arild Tørresdal takes us on a tour of the new processes that have evolved in the Agile community. 15

Pulling Power: A New Software Lifespan

Posted by Liz Keogh on  May 27, 2009

Elizabeth Keogh suggests how to identify the most important software, reduce unnecessary artifacts at each stage of development, and produce the minimum necessary to achieve a vision. 15

Lean and Agile: Marriage Made in Heaven or Oxymoron?

Posted by Dave West on  Feb 13, 2009

Dave West argues that backlogs are an essential element and not "waste" as currently argued by some in the Lean community. 33

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