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The Customer is Not Always Right and Neither Are You

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 04, 2018

At the recent Agile 2018 conference, Natalie Warnert gave a talk titled "The Customer is Not Always Right, and Neither Are You!” in which she gave the audience thought-provoking concepts on how to make sure we are building the right thing. She presented three traps that teams fall into - incorrect customer, premature solution and drowning in data, and provided advice on how to avoid them.

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How No and Low Code Approaches Support Business Users and Professional Developers

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018 2

No code approaches aim to support business users in developing and maintaining their own applications, where low code simplifies the developer’s work and makes them more productive. Both approaches enable faster development at lower costs. As the distinction between these approaches is becoming smaller, business users and developers can team up and use them together.

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The Three Habits of Highly Effective Product People

by Rui Miguel Ferreira Follow 4 Followers on  May 25, 2018

Kent McDonald, agile practitioner acting mostly on the product field and co-author of the book “Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility”, recently gave a webinar in which he talked about several techniques to improve and being successful when practicing Product Ownership at Distance, and described which for him are the "Three Habits of Highly Effective Product People".

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Supporting Digital Leadership with Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

Digitization can no longer be stopped; with customers who increasingly act digitally and mobile it is important to show digital leadership. IT is taking over traditional services and is leading the way for new digital connected products. An organization applied agile to change the way teams are funded and to establish teams of owners who take responsibility to put good products in the market.

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Comparing Product to Project Funding

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 24, 2017

An exploration of recent thinking around product vs project funding. We look at a number of recent articles reflecting views on a product-centric focus by ThoughtWorks' Sriram Narayan , Jeff Gothelf, author of Lean UX Author, and Leon Tranter.

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Survey on the Need for an Agile Manifesto 2.0

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Aug 23, 2016 2

The survey on Agile Manifesto 2.0 investigates whether the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is still relevant and effective in today's environment. Kamlesh Ravlani, an Agile / Lean Coach and Scrum Trainer, created this survey to gain insight into the need for change in the Agile Manifesto. The survey is open to anyone who has experience with and an opinion about the Agile Manifesto.

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“It’s Not Just Microservices”: Fred George Discusses Technology, Process and Organisation Inhibitors

by Daniel Bryant Follow 769 Followers on  Feb 14, 2016

At the microXchg 2016 conference, Fred George presented “It’s Not Just Microservices”, and argued that microservices can enable an organisation to ‘go faster’ and rapidly deliver business value. However, the implementation of microservices alone will not lead to success, and inhibitors to increasing business agility within the context of technology, process and the organisation must be removed.

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How Testability Can Help Teams to Go Faster

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Feb 03, 2016

At the Agile Practitioners 2016 conference Huib Schoots talked about testability. He stated that low testability, anything that makes our software hard to test, slows teams down, and explored how testability can be increased.

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Developing and Testing Microservices

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 14, 2015

At the Agile Testing Days 2015 Jose Lima from Redgate software shared his experiences with microservices. InfoQ interviewed him about advantages and disadvantages of developing products with microservices, how applying microservices has improved the quality of products, testing microservices and the skills that testers need, and his learnings from developing and testing microservices.

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Having the Right Mix of IT, Culture and Practice for DevOps

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015 1

An interview with Nicole Forsgren about why organizations are starting to embrace DevOps methods, how being able to deploy fast can also increase IT stability, what to focus upon when changing the organizational culture to improve performance, how lean management can help to increase the performance, and asked her for advice when organizations want to apply DevOps to increase their performance.

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How Testing Changed When Moving from Waterfall to Agile and DevOps

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Nov 11, 2015

An interview with Laurent Py about why decided to transition to agile and DevOps and the benefits that they are getting from that, the "testing swing", how you can measure behavior change to find out if a feature is valuable, on the strategy and approach for test automation and what he expects that the future will bring us in testing.

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Why is Continuous Product Improvement Not Mainstream? A Q&A with Melissa Perri

by Daniel Bryant Follow 769 Followers on  Nov 08, 2015

At the fifth ‘Agile on the Beach’ conference, held in Cornwall, UK, InfoQ sat down with Melissa Perri, founder of ProdUX Labs. Perri presented a talk entitled ‘Continuous Product Improvement’ at the conference, which questioned that with the widely implemented technical practices of continuous integration and continuous deployment, why is it that continuous product development is not mainstream?

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Atlassian Launches JIRA 7 Platform with Three Standalone JIRA Editions

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 08, 2015 1

Development and collaboration software vendor Atlassian released version 7 of its project tracking application JIRA as three new standalone products: JIRA Core, JIRA Software and JIRA Service Desk. All three products are build atop a common platform to better serve non-technical business teams, development teams as well as IT and other service teams with an edition tailored to each team’s needs.

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Key Takeaways from the 'Agile on the Beach' Conference: Day One

by Daniel Bryant Follow 769 Followers on  Sep 06, 2015

At the fifth ‘Agile on the Beach’ conference, held in Cornwall, UK, several leading practitioners of agile software delivery presented the state-of-the-art and emerging trends within this domain. Key messages included the need for the more rigorous use of the scientific method throughout the software delivery lifecycle, and the benefits provided by applying agile principles to product development.

Culture & Methods Follow 806 Followers

Innovation at AXA's Digital Agency

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Sep 05, 2015

The AXA Digital Agency deploys the Lean Startup approach, using design thinking, minimum viable product development and growth hacking, to innovate and support the digital transformation at AXA. An interview with Yves Caseau about the importance of innovation, adopting a lean startup approach, learnings from minimum viable products and growth hacking and advice for starting an innovation journey.

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