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Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

State of Scrum 2017 Edition Published by Scrum Alliance

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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 69 Followers

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Hugo Messer Follow 0 Followers , Shane Hastie Follow 9 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 94 Followers

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

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 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 32 Followers

Google Invests in Cognitive: Cloud Speech API Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 4 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 57 Followers

New and Interesting Changes on ThoughtWorks Radar

by Abel Avram Follow 3 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 69 Followers

Johanna Rothman – Scaling Agile Projects to Programs

by Susan McIntosh Follow 2 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 69 Followers

How Agile and Architecture Parted and Finally Became Friends

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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 69 Followers

Agile 2016: Lee Cunningham on Scaling Agile and VersionOne

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 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 69 Followers

Atlassian Releases Portfolio for JIRA 2.0

by Ben Linders Follow 5 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 69 Followers

VersionOne releases 10th Annual State of Agile Survey Results

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 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 69 Followers

VersionOne on SAFe 4.0 and the Winter 2016 Release

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 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.

Architecture & Design Follow 268 Followers

Combining User Story Mapping with Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 20, 2015 1

User Story Mapping can be a simple yet valuable pattern when adopting Domain-Driven Design (DDD) in projects dealing with complex domains. It can help creating shared domain knowledge among developers and domain experts, Eriksen Costa claims in a blog post discussing advantages combining User Story Mapping with Domain-Driven Design (DDD).

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

ThoughtWorks adds Dependency Management to Mingle to Support Scaling

by Shane Hastie Follow 9 Followers on  Dec 14, 2015

ThoughtWorks have enhanced their application lifecycle management product Mingle with a new dependency management capability which supports scaling development across multiple teams and tracking dependencies in the tool.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Using Kanban to Innovate

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 09, 2015

Patrick Steyaert talked about lean innovation with Kanban at the Lean Kanban Benelux 2015 and Lean Kanban Central Europe 2015 conferences. InfoQ interviewed him about the main obstacles to innovation, how to use discovery Kanban to manage innovation, how to develop talent for innovation, and asked him for examples of using Kanban with a business model canvas or lean canvas or other thinking tools.

Culture & Methods Follow 69 Followers

Moving Fast at Scale

by Ben Linders Follow 5 Followers on  Dec 08, 2015

Jez Humble talked about organizational obstacles to moving fast at scale and how to address them at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about how we can focus on value, why having a shared understanding of an artifact can be very valuable, removing waste and discovering the needs of customers quickly with low costs, and how to use the concept of improvement kata.

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