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  • Downscaling SAFe

    by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015 2

    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) with custom modifications to it in accordance with Agile and Lean values helped Seamless Payments to go through a period of organizational growth and prepare for further growth. This article describes the change that was done using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas.

  • How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

    by Matt Philip on  Jun 03, 2015

    As agile software delivery practices and management evolve, so, too, do the roles. kanban has introduced the idea of managing flow, one of the method’s core practices. With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?

  • Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 20, 2015

    Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities. Storytellers should step into their story to become their story whilst telling it says Hans Donckers. At the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014 he gave a presentation about storytelling and shared leadership.

Can You Scale Kanban?

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 02, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing programs, connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across a delivery cycle and benefits of kanban. 1

How to Remain Agile When You Have to Sign a Contract?

Posted by Paweł Bejger, Peter Horsten on  Jan 29, 2015

This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.

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.

Lean Project Management Using “Oobeya"

Posted by Sandrine Olivencia on  Dec 23, 2014

This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean project management approach that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. 2

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.

Boost Potential with Shared Authority and Lean Management

Posted by Walid Farag on  Sep 11, 2014

Shared leadership is a modern and exciting way to lead and manage. The goal of sharing authority within a team of leaders is to maximize the use of all capabilities and ideas in the organization.

Stories of Collaboration in Remote Teams

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 01, 2014

Lisette Sutherland and Elinor Slomba are sharing stories on working in remote teams. They show how remote teams collaborate, bridge distance, build trust and get things done together.

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

HaMIS: One 24/7 Product and Four Scrum Teams, Four Years Later

Posted by Viktor Grgic on  Jul 17, 2014

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.

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