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Culture & Methods Follow 175 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 175 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 175 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 175 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 175 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 175 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.

Architecture & Design Follow 618 Followers

Combining User Story Mapping with Domain-Driven Design

by Jan Stenberg Follow 6 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 175 Followers

ThoughtWorks adds Dependency Management to Mingle to Support Scaling

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 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 175 Followers

Using Kanban to Innovate

by Ben Linders Follow 9 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 175 Followers

Moving Fast at Scale

by Ben Linders Follow 9 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 175 Followers

Q&A on Innovation in the Enterprise

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Dec 04, 2015

Markus Andrezak talked about innovation in the enterprise at the the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him on misunderstandings on innovation and asked him about solutions that enterprises can use to develop innovative products.

Culture & Methods Follow 175 Followers

To the Moon: Parallels Between Space Missions and Developing Software

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015 1

Russ Olsen did the opening keynote titled "To the Moon" at the GOTO Berlin 2015 conference. InfoQ interviewed him about drawbacks of doing all the things at the same time to meet the deadline, learning from things that went wrong and from things that went right, how little things can kill you in software development, and how to focus and deal with details when doing complex work.

Development Follow 145 Followers

What Is New on ThoughtWorks Radar Nov 2015

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 14, 2015

ThoughtWorks has published their radar for the end of 2015, covering technologies in four areas: Languages & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, and Tools.

Culture & Methods Follow 175 Followers

VersionOne CEO Discusses ClearCode Acquisition and Fall 2015 Release

by Shane Hastie Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 29, 2015

VersionOne recently acquired ClearCode Labs with a view to incorporating the DevOps capabilities of the ClearCode product into the core VersionOne Agile Lifecycle Management product. CEO Robert Holler spoke to InfoQ about the acquisition and about the capabilities included in the product for the Fall 2015 release

Culture & Methods Follow 175 Followers

Planning with #NoEstimates

by Ben Linders Follow 9 Followers on  Oct 28, 2015 4

People are used to making plans and taking decisions using estimates, even though they are often not so good in estimation says Gil Zilberfeld. The #NoEstimates movement explores alternatives for estimation. At the Agile Testing Days 2015 Zilberfeld will do a workshop on Planning with #NoEstimates. InfoQ will be covering this conference with write-ups, Q&As and articles.

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