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    Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

    by Dimitar Bakardzhiev Follow 1 Followers on  Sep 06, 2016

    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.

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    Virtual Panel on Bimodal IT

    by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 31, 2016

    Bimodal IT has been supported by many and criticized by many. InfoQ reached out to enterprise experts to dig deeper into the pros and cons of this strategy and how/when/if is it applicable.

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    WTF requirements in Agile Product Development

    by Gene Gendel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

    The use of all-conclusive, hard-defined, non-negotiable BRDs is not appropriate in agile development. It will lead to an array of dysfunctions, including Local Optimization, deterioration of relationships between Product Owners and Feature Teams as well as loss of trust by end-customers. A refined, well-prioritized Product Backlog is the right place to store requirements in agile development.

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Waterfall Requirements in Agile Product Development

Posted by Gene Gendel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 11, 2016

Iterative development requires gradual flow of small-sized, prioritized requirements from end customers to delivery teams. The use of all-conclusive, rigid, non-negotiable BRDs leads to dysfunction.

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Why ALM Is Becoming Indispensable in Safety-Critical Product Development

Posted by Kristof Horvath Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 15, 2016

The story of how Medtronic Neuromodulation realized that in order to modernize their processes while maintaining compliance, adopting integrated Application Lifecycle Management was necessary

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Q&A with Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein on Cost of Delay

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Jun 16, 2016

The book Diving For Hidden Treasures by Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein explores how projects become delayed and provides tools and methods to analyze and limit the costs of delay in projects.

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User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

Posted by Russ Lewis Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 06, 2016

It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

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Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

Posted by Ste Nadin Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 04, 2016

This article explores how Fujitsu UK applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, to combining agile and traditional methods and look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

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Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Hybrid Agile” Method?

Posted by Mirco Hering Follow 0 Followers on  May 04, 2016

There are dozens of Agile methods nowadays and more and more often we hear about Hybrid Agile, but what does that mean? The author presents some thoughts on what Hybrid Agile actually means. 2

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Q&A with Dave Snowden on Leadership and Using Cynefin for Capturing Requirements

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Apr 23, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Dave Snowden about applying leadership models, the Cynefin model and how it can be used for capturing requirements, scaling agile, and sustainable change.

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Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

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Agile Approaches in Test Planning

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 13 Followers on  Feb 21, 2016

An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.

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