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Using Process Improvement for Repeatable Results with Agile

by Ben Linders on  Nov 11, 2013

On November 14 and 15 the SEPG Europe 2013 conference will be held in Amsterdam. The conference program covers experience stories and presentations on using the Capability Maturity Model Integrated™ (CMMI) in agile environments. InfoQ will cover this conference, and did interviews about how the CMMI can support agile adoption and the focus of the SEPG Europe conference.

Stories of Using Real Options to Take Decisions

by Ben Linders on  Sep 27, 2013 2

Projects and product development is one long series of difficult decisions, says Pascal Van Cauwenberghe. Real Options can help you to take the right decision at the right time, even under difficult circumstances. At the Agile Tour Brussels conference, Pascal presented stories of his experiences with using real options in decision taking.

Reduce Waste by Changing from Waterfall to Agile

by Ben Linders on  Sep 19, 2013 4

Organizations adopt agile to be able to handle changes. Agile helps teams to deliver products that satisfy the needs of customers; products which do not contain unneeded (and unused) features. Lean software development says: everything not adding value to the customer is considered to be waste. How can a transition from waterfall to agile software development help organizations to reduce waste?

An MVP is about Smart Learning

by Danny Ackerman on  Aug 24, 2013

Steve Blank explains the real goal of an MVP is to start the learning process, not to create a smaller and cheaper version of the final product.

Remove Waste From Your Backlog with the Priority Game

by Ben Linders on  Jun 24, 2013

The priority game is an exercise which Michael Franken did at the GOTO Amsterdam 2013 conference, to make large backlogs manageable. He showed how Scrum can help you to focus and remove waste by not making things that are probably never used by customers.

David J. Anderson Delivers "State of Kanban-Land" Address at the 2013 Lean Kanban Conference.

by Victor Grazi on  May 02, 2013 2

At his Keynote at the Lean Kanban conference in Chicago, Kanban pioneer David J. Anderson delivered a keynote on the state of Kanban. InfoQ captured some of the highlights of Anderson's address.

Behind the 2012 VersionOne State of Agile Survey

by Craig Smith on  Apr 27, 2013 1

VersionOne recently released the results of their State of Agile Development Survey for 2012, and once again it proved to be an interesting indicator of Agile adoption and trends.

Business Process Improvement Using Agile

by Ben Linders on  Mar 29, 2013 1

Organizations want to improve their business processes, and today they need to do it faster. Is it possible to use agile methods and techniques for business process improvement?

How can Agile make you Faster?

by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2013 4

Delivering faster is one of the reasons that enterprises mention why want to use agile for software development. How can agile be used to become faster?

Improved Group Development with VS2012.2

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 11, 2013

There is more to VS2012.2 than just Git support. Both Visual Studio and TFS will receive some usability improvements to the everyday quality-of-life for developers.

VersionOne announce TeamRoom in latest release

by Shane Hastie on  Nov 07, 2012

VersionOne have announced the next release of their Application Lifecycle Management product, with a focus on providing capabilities that directly support the activities of development teams, while still servicing the need for larger organization-wide consolidation and reporting. VersionOne CEO Robert Holler spoke to InfoQ about the Fall 2012 product release.

Introducing DevOps Culture by Changing Behavior

by Manuel Pais on  Oct 10, 2012 1

At a time when the term DevOps is getting increasing attention from Gartner and other high profile industry players due to reduced time to market, better quality and increased revenue, Damon Edwards discussed at DevOps Days in Rome how to bring forward a DevOps culture and not focus solely on the automation aspect.

Moving Beyond Scrum

by Todd Charron on  Sep 22, 2012 1

Many teams new to Agile start with Scrum. Scrum provides clear guidance, rules, and practices to help teams adopt an Agile mindset. It also surfaces a lot of problems in organizations, which is part of what makes it so difficult for many companies to do successfully. For those that have been doing Scrum for a while, the question becomes, what now? Is this all there is?.

Pair Programming Gets Mainstream Coverage, Lukewarm Response

by Todd Charron on  Sep 09, 2012 1

The Wall Street Journal has begun to take notice of the growing number of technology companies that have been practicing Pair Programming and has published their take on the practice in an article titled Computer Programmers Learn Tough Lesson in Sharing.

Business of Software Engineering - Throughput Accounting and the Theory of Constraints

by Michael Stal on  Aug 08, 2012 1

In his recent blog posting “Theory of Constraints and Software Engineering” Steve Tendon addresses why throughput accounting should be preferred over cost accounting in software development organizations. He also provides a simple model for throughput accounting that is applicable to software engineering.

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