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  • Investing in Impact - Portfolio Management for Agile Deliveries

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 25, 2015

    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.

  • Context is King: What's your Software's Operating Range?

    by Francisco Torres on  Nov 04, 2015

    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.

  • Innovation at Telefónica with Lean Startup

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 28, 2015

    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.

Q&A with Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky and Barry O’Reilly on Lean Enterprise

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 20, 2015

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.

From a Project to a Product Approach Using LeSS at Agfa Healthcare

Posted by Jurgen De Smet on  Jul 01, 2015

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.

Probabilistic Project Planning Using Little’s Law

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Jun 21, 2015

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

Using Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) with Feature Teams to Ship Your Product Every Sprint

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 15, 2015

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.

Q&A on the Book Scenario-Focused Engineering

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 22, 2015

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.

Lean Start-Up, and How It Almost Killed Our Company

Posted by Helen Walton on  May 14, 2015

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

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

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.

Visual Portfolio Management: Collaboratively Aligning Your Company

Posted by Markus Andrezak on  Feb 23, 2015

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

Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2015

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.

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