A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping the right items at the right level of detail in the backlog takes careful management. This article presents some techniques for managing the backlog and provides examples from the authors' experiences.
This is a story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house for about 2 years, during which seven major changes have gradually been implemented that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process with encouraging results.
There is relatively little material on what self-organising teams are about and how to support them effectively. This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are.
This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users.
This article presents an agile approach to the production of different types of documentation, in different phases of an application lifecycle, and adapted to the different target audiences.
How multi User Performance testing using modern data visualisation techniques gaines early insight into location specific performance and application areas that may have "sleeping" performance issues.
Introducing the Cynefin model and its practices which can be used to address the uncertainty of the modern world. The practices can be used to compliment project, programme and portfolio management 2
This article summarizes the key takeaways and highlights from QCon New York 2014 as blogged and tweeted by attendees.
There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects, with a backlog-item-oriented workflow treating sprints as iterations.
Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1
Got skills but lack the Big Idea? Having one isn't as important as knowing how to find more. Know your prey. Be an idea hunter. 3
Ahmad presents a set of techniques that can be applied in strategic workshops or an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of a workshop where these techniques were used in Egypt.