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  • Q&A with Barry Boehm and Richard Turner on The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model

    The Incremental Commitment Spiral Model describes a process model generator. InfoQ interviewed the authors about the principles underlying the Incremental Commitment Spiral Model (ICSM), applying the ICSM, benefits that organization can get from it, and how organizations can use the ICSM to determine under what conditions to use software-intensive agile frameworks like Scrum, DSDM, SAFe, or DAD.

  • Virtual Panel: Convergence of SOA Governance and API Management

    There's recently been a lot of discussion about the convergence of SOA Governance and API Management. Services and APIs appear to deal with similar concerns, but historically the approach & philosophy has been different. Is there convergence and how? InfoQ spoke to a panel of SOA Governance and API Management experts to garner their views.

  • Converging API Governance and SOA Governance

    Achieving Service Oriented Architecture initiative success requires creating loosely coupled consumer-provider connections, enforcing a separation of concerns between consumer and provider, exposing a set of re-usable, shared services, and gaining service consumer adoption. Many development teams publish SOA services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely adopted.

  • 3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

    This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. Presented are four qualities that Sandvik IT identified as key when setting-up relevant, and long-term, kanban systems in the enterprise: Stickiness, Clarity, Curiosity and Influence.

  • Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

    The Lean Mindset is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery. A lean mindset according to Mary and Tom Poppendieck is about “developing the expertise to ask the right questions, solve the right problems, and do the right thing in the situation at hand”.

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

    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

    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

    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

    Assuring compliance across an enterprise is critical and necessitates a holistic approach for defining a consistent set of process and system level controls. In this article, authors discuss a new pattern-based framework to capture and manage business process compliance requirements. They also talk about implementation of the framework and two case studies in banking and e-business domains.

  • Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

    "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

    Governance plays an indisputably important role in maintaining and guiding the implementation of an architectural vision. The advent of cloud computing has changed the architectural landscape affecting the needs and demands of existing governance programs. InfoQ presents a virtual panel discussion with six leading experts on the current state and future of cloud services governance.

  • Agile at the Office of Personnel Management

    In its attempts to modernize retirement claims processing the Office of Personnel Management had several versions of this project cancelled. The most recent of which used "requirements, design, implement, and test cycles to develop the system. During the testing phases, serious issues became evident". In trying again the director said that they weren't going to repeat the mistakes of the past.

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