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  • Q&A on the Book Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performance Technology Organizations

    The book Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performance Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim, explores the factors that impact software delivery performance and describes capabilities and practices that help to achieve higher levels of throughput, stability, and quality.

  • Q&A on the Book Fit for Purpose

    The book Fit for Purpose by David Anderson and Alexei Zheglov explores how companies can understand their customers and develop products that fit with the purpose(s) their customers have. It provides a framework to help you understand customers’ purposes, segment your market according to purpose, and manage the portfolio of products and services to create happy customers.

  • Customize Your Agile Approach: Start with Results You Want

    This is the second in a series of articles that will help you think about how you might want to customize your agile approach for your context. This article is about the data teams might collect and use—working product and other measures—that you might want to share with your managers and stakeholders.

  • The Ultimate Feedback Loop: Learning from Customer Reported Defects

    Investigating the root causes of customer reported defects will have a great impact on your organization. The best ways to ensure customer satisfaction, lower costs and increase employee engagement is to look inside — you already have the data. At the end, it’s all about continuous improvement.

  • Stop Measuring Turn Around Time

    Are you patting yourself on the back for remarkable turn around times while simultaneously neglecting your customers? It's tempting to think that timeliness matters when in fact it rarely does. Stop measuring turn around time and start learning what matters to customers.

  • Q&A with Roman Pichler about Strategize

    The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products. InfoQ interviewed Pichler about applying product strategy and roadmapping with agile, innovation in product strategy, eliminating features when defining products, different kinds of roadmaps, and measurements for product management.

  • Ten Ways to Successfully Fail your Agility

    This article is intended for newbies and agile sceptics who want to challenge their take on agile. It provides 10 ways to successfully fail your agility, implying that by replacing these practices with ones that do the opposite, you will increase agility and improve the odds of being successful.

  • Microservices in the Real World

    An interview with Alexander Heusingfeld and Tammo van Lessen about getting operations involved in architecture and dealing with "us vs. them" behavior when applying DevOps, how to use the Self-Contained Systems approach to modernize software systems, similarities and differences between Self-Contained Systems and microservices, improving deployment pipelines and using measurements in deployment.

  • Investing in Impact - Portfolio Management for Agile Deliveries

    Ben Williams and Tom Roden are exploring how you can use agile and lean principles in portfolio management to increase business agility. InfoQ interviewed them about getting project managers involved in agile journeys, using product reviews to decide what to develop, working with hypotheses in portfolio management, measuring actual impact of software products and managing product portfolios.

  • Q&A on the Scrumban [R]Evolution

    In the book “The Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban" Ajay Reddy describes what Scrumban is, explores the principles and theories on which it is based, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations.

  • What is Success for a Scrum Master?

    Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success. From dealing with stakeholders, to how to improve coaching skills and how to help the team achieve a sustainable pace, the lessons come from many years of experience and will help you improve your performance as a Scrum Master.

  • Measuring and Improving Software Development Productivity

    The book Improving Software Development Productivity contains practices, models and case studies to quantitatively support adoption of agile software development. An interview with Randall Jensen about measuring and improving productivity, contribution of agile to productivity, benefits from pair programming and teams, knowledge retention in maintenance and commandments for communication.

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