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  • Q&A on Conscious Agility

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 16, 2015

    The book Conscious Agility (Conscious Capitalism + Business Agility = Antifragility) by Si Alhir, Brad Barton and Mark Ferraro describes a design-thinking approach for business to benefit from uncertainty, disorder, and the unknown. An interview about conscious agility and antifragility, increasing business agility, dealing with uncertainty, and the three phases of a conscious agility initiative.

  • Getting RID of Risk with Agile

    by Jacob Creech on  Jan 21, 2015 3

    One of the largest areas of waste in development are poorly formed requirements. This post presents a very simple technique that can be applied to all user stories to improve quality and reduce waste, as well as examining how this can fit into your current planning and estimation workflow via the underused ‘definition of ready’. It’s a very actionable concept that you can apply immediately.

  • The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

    by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

    Product risk analysis (PRA) is not only useful in testing but is also applicable during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article introduces a different application of PRA that elevates it from project level to domain level. It shows how you can go from risk and requirement-based testing to risk and requirement-based development.

Testing the Internet of Things: The Human Experience

Posted by Gerie Owen on  Nov 09, 2014

This article discusses “human experience” testing and uses concepts from human computer interaction design theory to establish a framework for developing “human experience” test scenarios.

Shadow IT Risk and Reward

Posted by Chris Haddad on  Oct 08, 2014

Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.

Commitment – Writing a Graphic Novel explaining Real Options

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Apr 05, 2012

Building on their work on Real Options, Chris Matts and Olav Maassen are writing a graphic novel to explain the concepts and share their knowledge. They discussed the novel and the process with InfoQ.

10 tips on how to prevent business value risk

Posted by Chris Matts and Olav Maassen on  Feb 07, 2012

One category of risk that project teams need to ensure they address is business value failure – delivering a product that fails to provide value for the business investor. 3

Agile is at a crossroad: Scale or fail?

Posted by Chris Matts and Olav Maassen on  Oct 14, 2011

Risk management is a crucial discipline for projects, and finding ways to do effective risk management on agile projects will spell the difference between Agile scaling into the enterprise or failing. 5

Interview and Book Excerpt: CERT Resilience Management Model

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  May 30, 2011

InfoQ spoke with Rich Caralli from SEI's Resilient Enterprise Management Team about Resilience Management Model used for managing operational resilience in complex, risk-evolving environments.

A Process for Managing Risks in Distributed Teams

Posted by John Stouby Persson and Lars Mathiassen on  May 10, 2011

In this IEEE article, John Stouby Persson and Lars Mathiassen discuss a process for managing risks associated in managing the distributed software projects. 2

"Real Options" Underlie Agile Practices

Posted by Chris Matts and Olav Maassen on  Jun 08, 2007

"Freedom to choose" underlies many Agile practices. We avoid early commitments to gain flexibility later. The authors propose "Real Options," a thinking tool to help develop and refine new practices. 45

From Java to Ruby: Risk

Posted by Bruce Tate on  Aug 31, 2006

Bruce Tate examines the changing risk profiles for Java and Ruby from a managers perspective, examining Java's initial adoption and also common risk myths about Rails. 37

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