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  • Waterfall Requirements in Agile Product Development

    by Gene Gendel 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.

  • User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

    by Russ Lewis on  Jun 06, 2016

    It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach where ‘business analysts write big requirements up front’ to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time’, and are the responsibility of the entire team. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

  • The Lean Business Analysis Manifesto Explained

    by David Morris on  Mar 25, 2016

    David Morris explains how Lean Business Analysis responds to the ever-increasing pace of change in an age of digital disruption. We no longer have business as usual, so why would we do business analysis as usual? The Lean Business Analysis Manifesto helps put order into the chaos that exists in many of today’s organisations.

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

Posted by Shane Hastie 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

F# Deep Dives Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone 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.

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.

#NoEstimates Project Planning Using Monte Carlo Simulation

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev 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. 13

Stats Anomalies Detector

Posted by Yonatan Harel and Ran Levy 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.

MLConf NYC 2014 Highlights

Posted by Charles Menguy 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.

Planning and Controlling Complex Projects

Posted by Jutta Eckstein 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

Book Review and Interview with Brian Wernham about Agile Project Management for Government

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 18, 2013

The book agile project management for government gives cases of governments using agile. InfoQ interviewed Brian Wernham about agile leadership and applying Scrum and DSDM in governmental projects. 2

Interview with Michael Azoff from Ovum about How To Create the Agile Enterprise

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2013

Large enterprises face challenges in innovation, budgeting, and transformation to agile. Principal analyst Michael Azoff explains Ovum’s view on creating an agile enterprise.

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