Our efforts to improve software development face the question of what to focus on. Should we govern for predictability without concern of value, maximizing cost-efficiency without concern for end-to-end responsiveness? Or maybe do the opposite and govern for value over predictability, focus on responsiveness over cost efficiency? What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.
Dave Snowden gave a talk titled "Context is Everything" at the Scaling Agile for the Enterprise 2016 congress in Brussels, Belgium. InfoQ interviewed him about applying leadership models, the Cynefin model and how it can be used for capturing requirements, scaling agile, and sustainable change.
Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and a transition plan. 2
This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons.
This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
Ben Williams and Tom Roden explored in their Agile Testing Days 2015 keynote how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility.
This second article in a series on peer feedback loops explores the benefits and what is needed to realize peer feedback, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1
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.
Working as Technical Lead is very exciting, every day you have new challenges, new problems to solve and a lot of satisfactions. Here are some tips order to help improve and empower your teams. 3