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  • Culture & Methods Follow 849 Followers

    What Does Company-Wide Agility Imply?

    by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Dec 11, 2017

    Self-organization, transparency, constant customer focus, and continuous learning: these are the four values that drive company-wide agility. InfoQ interviewed Jutta Eckstein and John Buck about how to apply a combination of Beyond Budgeting, Open Space, and Sociocracy to support these agile values, and what benefits this approach can bring.

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    WTF requirements in Agile Product Development

    by Gene Gendel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

    The use of all-conclusive, hard-defined, non-negotiable BRDs is not appropriate in agile development. It will lead to an array of dysfunctions, including Local Optimization, deterioration of relationships between Product Owners and Feature Teams as well as loss of trust by end-customers. A refined, well-prioritized Product Backlog is the right place to store requirements in agile development.

  • Culture & Methods Follow 849 Followers

    Waterfall Requirements in Agile Product Development

    by Gene Gendel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

    The use of all-conclusive, hard-defined, non-negotiable BRDs is not appropriate in agile development. It will lead to an array of dysfunctions, including Local Optimization, deterioration of relationships between Product Owners and Feature Teams as well as loss of trust by end-customers. A refined, well-prioritized Product Backlog is the right place to store requirements in agile development.

Culture & Methods Follow 849 Followers

User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

Posted by Russ Lewis Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 06, 2016

It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

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The Lean Business Analysis Manifesto Explained

Posted by David Morris Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 25, 2016

David Morris explains the Lean Business Analysis Manifesto how Lean Business Analysis responds to the ever-increasing pace of change in an age of digital disruption.

Culture & Methods Follow 849 Followers

What Makes Joy,Inc Work? Part 3 – High-Tech Anthropology®

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 28 Followers on  Nov 19, 2015

This is the last of three articles exploring the culture and practices that makes Menlo Innovations such a joyous workplace. This article examines their approach to user experience and requirements

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F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Feb 18, 2015

F# Deep Dives is a new book aimed at showing the business value that using F# brings in practice. It presents 11 industrial scenarios and their solution with F# using a functional-first approach.

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

Posted by Paweł Bejger Follow 0 Followers , Peter Horsten Follow 0 Followers 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.

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#NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 01, 2014

This article shows how to do planning using reference class forecasting with the #NoEstimates paradigm which promises more accuracy in forecasts. 14

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Stats Anomalies Detector

Posted by Ran Levy Follow 0 Followers , Yonatan Harel Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 07, 2014

The article describes the general outline of the Stats Anomalies Detector developed at MyHeritage and provides a detailed explanation of how to enhance the code to meet your company’s needs.

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MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

Posted by Charles Menguy Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 17, 2014

The MLConf conference was going strong in NYC on April 11th and was a full day packed with talks around Machine Learning and Big Data, featuring speakers from many prominent companies.

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Planning and Controlling Complex Projects

Posted by Jutta Eckstein Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 02, 2013

Planning and budgeting large complex projects leads most often to (unwanted) surprises. Insights from beyond budgeting can help to increase flexibility, and focus on business value. 1

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