Ben Williams and Tom Roden are exploring how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility. InfoQ interviewed them about getting project managers involved in agile journeys, using product reviews to decide what to develop, working with hypotheses in portfolio management, measuring actual impact of software products and managing product portfolios.
Francisco Torres shares from experience how users might change how one sees the context of a project and why it is important to define a software’s operating range: the set of quality properties in which a software system can successfully run.
Creating digital products is different from building traditional telco products: the uncertainty is much higher, the way of creating value for the customer is totally different and lifecycle is much faster says Susana Jurado Apruzzese. Telefónica adapted Lean Startup to their processes, culture and organization to make it work.
The "Lean Enterprise" book authors discuss how traditional management practices fail to balance innovation and product exploitation as they require very different sets of capabilities.
By changing the inner workings from a project perspective to a product perspective Agfa Healthcare established a less complicated process using a single backlog for the entire organisation.
Little’s Law helps teams that use user stories for planning and tracking project execution, with a project buffer to manage inherent uncertainty of a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date. 4
An interview with Craig Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility.
The book Scenario-Focused Engineering describes a customer-centric lean and agile approach for developing and delivering software-based products using a fast feedback cycle.
A provocative critique of the suitability of Lean Start Up to many business contexts, as well as a personal account of how the method proved almost fatal for one particular start-up – Gamevy. 12
The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.
The three-horizons model explains how companies can work on the right things to ensure sustainable growth. Visual portfolio management can integrate the different types of work into a coherent system. 2
Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.