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  • 3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: The Story of an Improvement Journey

    by Christophe Achouiantz on  Feb 10, 2014 2

    This is the story of an enterprise-wide Kanban implementation. It explains why Sandvik IT chose the Kanban method; how it was deployed using a kick-start concept; how it was followed-up using a depth-of-kanban assessment; and the effects so far. The article includes links to concrete and step-by-step information on how to run these kick-starts and assessments

  • Intelligent Evolution: Making Change Work

    by Peter Leeson on  Jan 13, 2014

    Some 80% of all improvement and change programmes fail: they did not achieve the expected results, the investment in the change programme was greater than the value achieved, “improvements” were seen as mostly bureaucratic, or changes were abandoned soon after the implementation. Intelligent Evolution ensures long-term business success rather than short-term satisfaction of a standard or theory.

  • Much Ado About Commitment

    by Thomas Cagley Meghan Cagley on  Sep 28, 2013

    Great projects are generally the end result of commitment from three basic sets of actors: individual team members, teams and projects. With agile teams committing based on the needs of the business and their capabilities, and delivering against the commitment they make.

Capturing Compliance Requirements: A Pattern-Based Approach

Posted by Oktay Turetken Amal Elgammal Willem-Jan van den Heuvel Michael P. Papazoglou on  Mar 27, 2013

Assuring compliance across an enterprise needs a holistic approach for defining process & system controls. This article covers a new pattern-based framework to manage process compliance requirements.

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

Virtual Panel: Cloud Services Governance

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Nov 24, 2011

InfoQ continues the discussion around the synergies between SOA and cloud computing on the governance front in a virtual panel discussion with six leading experts.in the cloud and SOA space. 1

Agile at the Office of Personnel Management

Posted by Richard Cheng on  Nov 30, 2010

Federal Government projects are known for being large and lasting a long time. Some projects go through repeated resets. OPM decided to learn from the past and do things differently.

Phil Abernathy on Agile Governance and Suncorp's Agile Transition

Posted by Shane Hastie on  May 05, 2010

Phil Abernathy discusses the Suncorp Agile journey - taking a 19000 person organization with 4000+ IT staff Agile from the top down. He talks about handling governance and change management. 5

Business SOA Governance

Posted by Steve Jones on  Feb 16, 2010

Business SOA governance means transforming IT to align with the business by establishing a business architecture and then creating a business SOA governance group who ensures that vision is followed. 6

Using ITIL V3 as a Foundation for SOA Governance

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Feb 05, 2010

Those familiar with only ITIL V2 often scoff at the thought that ITIL could serve as a governance framework for SOA. With ITIL V3, the focus of the framework shifted towards service-orientation.

mySOA: Agile, Governed and Sustainable

Posted by William El Kaim on  Jan 18, 2010

William El Kaim, Lead Architect at Carlson Wagonlit, details all the choices he and his colleagues have made while building their organization's Service Oriented Architecture. 8

SOA Governance: Achieving and Sustaining Business and IT Agility

Posted by William A. Brown Robert G. Laird Clive Gee Tilak Mitra on  Dec 17, 2009

The book chapter presented in this article offers practical advice on governing a Service Factory with guidelines for defining, developing, testing, deploying and operating services plus a case study

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