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Getting your Quality Management System Used

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 20, 2014

Creating and maintaining a Quality Management System (QMS) can be difficult, certainly when organizations have multiple product lines where different regulations and standards are applicable. InfoQ interviewed Willem van den Biggelaar about the benefits of having a QMS, dealing with multiple regulations, assuring adherence, how a QMS can support agility and deploying a QMS in an agile way.

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Governing Agile with Architecture

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 05, 2014

At the Agile Governance conference in Amsterdam Jan van Santbrink presented how architecture when used with an agile mindset can play a key role in governance. InfoQ interviewed Jan about why agile and architecture need to collaborate, how architecture can support agile decision taking and the benefits for development of doing architecture.

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Role of Management in Agile Governance

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  May 20, 2014

How can we manage and govern multiple agile teams? At the Agile Governance conference in Amsterdam Christoph Johann Stettina presented about agile governance and the role of management. He studied 14 large European organizations on how they apply agile project management methods in IT project portfolios.

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The People Factor in Agile Governance

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  May 15, 2014

Trust is a decision about your investment in the relation says Anko Tijman. Agile governance should be build upon trust. At the Agile Governance conference in Amsterdam Anko Tijman presented being in control through people. Governance is often based on analytical control using structures and models.

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Governance for Agile Projects

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  May 12, 2014

Andrew Craddock will give a talk at the Agile Governance conference May 13 in Amsterdam about properly governed Agile projects. InfoQ did an interview with him about what agile governance is and why you need to embed governance practices into your agile development process.

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Agile and Lean Service Management for Enterprises

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  May 07, 2014

Agile software development or Scrum is not enough to make your enterprise truly deliver on the Agile promises, says Dave van Herpen. He suggests that IT service management should apply agile and lean practices combined with DevOps to improve collaboration throughout the entire enterprise.

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Modernization Is Not Optional

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 10, 2013

Most large organizations have allowed their systems to evolve without good architecture and governance. The result is a "hair ball" of systems interfaces and dependencies which greatly increase complexity, risk and the cost of change. David Sprott describes how systems modernization should be a collaboration between business management and IT.

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How to Use Feedback with Performance Appraisals for Agile Enterprises

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 29, 2013

When enterprises implement agile ways of working, questions can arise if changes are needed in the way performance appraisals are being done? Several authors have suggestions on how you can use feedback next or as a replacement for existing appraisal processes, to improve the performance of individuals and teams.

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8th Annual State of Agile Development Survey Now Open

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Aug 22, 2013

The 8th annual State of Agile Development Survey was announced at the Agile 2013 conference. Previous surveys have provided insight into agile adoption. You can participate in the survey, and get the data before it goes public.

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Dependency Principles for SOA

by Mark Little Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 29, 2013

Earlier this year Ganesh Prasad discussed the concept of thinking of SOA as "Dependency-Oriented Thinking". Based upon further interactions and involvement with real-world use cases, Ganesh has come up with a dozen principles which he believes can help successful SOA.

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WSO2 App Factory: A DevOps Platform Running in the Cloud

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 12, 2013

WSO2 has announced App Factory, a PaaS-enabled DevOps platform for the enterprise providing a set of integrating tools for creating, managing and governing applications along with the necessary runtimes to run those applications in the cloud.

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API Community Debates Governance versus Innovation

by Saul Caganoff Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 12, 2013 3

Governance has reared its head up again, this time in the API community and questions have been raised about its relevance especially in organizations where innovation is the focus. This was a hot topic at the recent API Strategy and Practice conference and the debate continued in the blogosphere.

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Experience Based Principles for Succeeding at SOA

by Mark Little Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 24, 2013 11

After many years of working in the SOA field, Jean-Jacques Dubray has written down what he believes are four principles for helping to achieve successful SOA.

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Government Guidelines for Agile Adoption

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jul 31, 2012 1

Recently both the US and UK government accounting oversight bodies issued reports and guidelines on the use of Agile practices for government funded development projects. Both the United States GAO and the United Kingdom NAO recommend the use of Agile as being the best way for building software products in government departments, and they provide guidance for agile adoption and governance.

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Preview: 15th SPLC Conference on Software Product Lines

by Michael Stal Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 05, 2011

The International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the most important event that covers the full range of Product Line Engineering in software-intensive products. Its 15th incarnation will take place in the Munich City Center from August 21st to August 26th.

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