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  • Keeping Development ‘On Track’ with Use-Case Slices at Dutch Railways

    by Jordi Reineman on  Aug 03, 2015

    How can you get from high level system requirements (features/epics) to the right level of specification to enable agile development? This article describes how the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases which were completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value.

  • In-App Subscriptions Made Easy

    by Ofir Sharony on  Aug 01, 2015

    There are various types of subscriptions: recurring, non-recurring, free-trial periods, various billing cycles and any possible billing variation one can imagine. But with lack of information online, you might discover that mobile subscriptions behave differently from what you expected. This article will make your life somewhat easier when addressing an in-app subscriptions implementation.

  • Making a Difference: a Case Study of Change in the Public Sector

    by Helen Walton on  Jul 30, 2015

    At Spark the Change 2015, Tracy Jelfs shared a case study of change in Children’s Services at Monmouthshire Council. Spark attracts the UK’s most innovative organisations, and this story impressed leaders from many different industries. It is a showcase of how radical change is possible even in difficult circumstances – from poor performance and low morale to a heavily regulated environment.

Downscaling SAFe

Posted by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015

This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 2

Scrum Alone is Not Enough – An Interview with Mark Levison

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 26, 2015

Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.

Interview: When Technology and Design Collide, then Collude

Posted by Sam Gibson and Ben Melbourne on  Jul 25, 2015

Does design shape technology or does technology shape design? How do these two disciplines work together, and move away from the traditional siloed approach?

The Hierarchy of Needs

Posted by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015

This article shows how to prioritize your backlog using an enhanced quality model using Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix 2

A Case for Diversity in Our Workspaces

Posted by Sallyann Freudenberg on  Jul 23, 2015

Dr. Sallyann Freudenberg makes a case for supporting neurodiveristy in our workplaces. 1

How to Turn Your App into a Business

Posted by Juned Ghanchi on  Jul 22, 2015

Developing an app that represents your business may seem easier than what it was five years ago but turning the app into a viable business requires more hardship than just development skills.

Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 21, 2015

While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility.

Anatomy of a Cloud Migration Program: Q&A with Tim Beerman

Posted by Richard Seroter on  Jul 17, 2015

Many cloud providers offer cloud onboarding services. What advice and lessons learned can they share? To learn more, InfoQ reached out to Tim Beerman at CenturyLink.

Book Review and Q&A on Agile IT Organization Design

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 17, 2015

Sriram Narayan’s book – Agile IT Organization Design, provides a basis for reviewing and reshaping the IT organization to equip it better for the digital age.

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