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Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Agile at LEGO

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017

Agile has been part of LEGO for more than a decade, but it is still spreading seeds and finding applications in business areas outside digital and IT. Some of LEGO's core values are play and learning which resonate very well with the agile principle of iterations, experimentation, and retrospectives.

Development Follow 149 Followers

ThoughtWorks Sold to Private Equity Firm Apax Partners

by Craig Smith Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 31, 2017 1

Global software development and digital transformation company ThoughtWorks is to be acquired by London-based private equity firm Apax Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed and it is expected to close in Q4 2017.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Perfect Software, Measuring Continuous Delivery, and Exploring the Future: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 150 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

At Agile on the Beach 2017, the key takeaways from the final afternoon of the conference included: delivery teams can add value more rapidly by embracing lean, iterative and continuous deployment methodologies; and although highly beneficial, implementing continuous delivery is hard due to the need for principles to be applied in your context.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

The Importance of Learning, Psychological Safety, and Continuous Delivery: Agile on the Beach 2017

by Daniel Bryant Follow 150 Followers on  Jul 19, 2017

At the Agile on the Beach 2017 conference, run in Cornwall, UK, several hundred speakers and attendees gathered to discuss the latest developments within the field of agile and post-agile software development methodologies.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

State of Scrum 2017 Edition Published by Scrum Alliance

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 06, 2017

Scrum is increasingly used outside of IT or software development, where many organizations adopt mix-and-matched approaches to agile, and the ScrumMaster role is evolving into more of a shared role where fewer ScrumMasters focus on a single initiative; these are some of the findings from the 2017 State of Scrum report which has been published by the Scrum Alliance.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Jun 25, 2017

Evan Leybourn is talking at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference. He spoke to InfoQ about his Theory of Agile Constraints, defining value in an initiative, agile budgeting and #NoProjects.

DevOps Follow 236 Followers

Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed: Q&A with John Davis from easyJet

by Daniel Bryant Follow 150 Followers on  May 26, 2017 1

At the DevOps Enterprise Summit, John Davis, lead architect at EasyJet, will present “Calculating the Operations Cost of Software You Haven't Developed”. InfoQ sat down with Davis to discuss how traditional organisations can migrate to a more collaborative “DevOps”-enabled approach for implementing IT projects, and how project management and costing will change.

Cloud Follow 56 Followers

Google Invests in Cognitive: Cloud Speech API Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 06, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced their Cloud Speech API has reached General Availability. The Cloud Speech API allows developers to include pre-trained machine learning models for cognitive tasks such as video, image and text analysis in addition to dynamic translation. The Cloud Speech API was launched, in open beta, last summer.

Development Follow 149 Followers

New and Interesting Changes on ThoughtWorks Radar

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 12, 2016

As usual, the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar covers four areas - Language & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, Tools – each item having one of four recommendations – Adopt, Trial, Assess, Hold. This article lists only what is new and noteworthy in the respective areas.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Johanna Rothman – Scaling Agile Projects to Programs

by Susan McIntosh Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 27, 2016 2

In a presentation for OnAgile 2016, Johanna Rothman states that thinking small, and building upon the informal communication networks already at play in an organization, can help scale practices to manage large programs. Rothman provides advice on planning, architectural design, and measuring progress.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

How Agile and Architecture Parted and Finally Became Friends

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 13, 2016 1

People stopped seeing the need to define the architecture or do software design due to incorrect interpretation of the agile manifesto, argued Simon Brown. Many software developers don’t seem to have a sufficient toolbox of practices and the software industry lacks a common vocabulary for architecture. A good architecture enables agility with just enough up front design to create firm foundations.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Agile 2016: Lee Cunningham on Scaling Agile and VersionOne

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 12, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference Lee Cunningham, VersionOne’s Senior Director of Enterprise Agile Strategy, spoke to InfoQ about scaling agile, expanding agile beyond IT, identifying value and the direction of the VersionOne platform.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

Atlassian Releases Portfolio for JIRA 2.0

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Jun 09, 2016

Atlassian’s new release of Portfolio for JIRA features real-time portfolio planning. Team work is automatically synchronized with the release plan by pulling team and project data from JIRA into the product portfolio plan.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

VersionOne releases 10th Annual State of Agile Survey Results

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Apr 19, 2016

VersionOne have released the results of the 10th annual State of Agile survey. Based on over 3800 responses from around the globe the results indicate that agile methods deliver tangible benefits; they are steadily becoming the default approach to software development and are starting to expand to areas outside software.

Culture & Methods Follow 179 Followers

VersionOne on SAFe 4.0 and the Winter 2016 Release

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 07, 2016

VersionOne have announced their Winter 2016 release which includes support for SAFe 4.0 along with more features which support both strategic and team level use of the product. InfoQ spoke to Lee Cunningham (Director, Enterprise Agile) and Mark Rogge (Director of Sales) about the release and why the changes in SAFe 4.0 are considered to be so significant.

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