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  • Why ALM Is Becoming Indispensable in Safety-Critical Product Development

    by Kristof Horvath on  Jul 15, 2016

    Integrated Application Lifecycle Management platforms are advancing product development in life and safety critical environments. The story of how Medtronic Neuromodulation were able to modernize their processes using ALM helps us understand current and future trends in the development of complex software-heavy products.

  • User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

    by Russ Lewis on  Jun 06, 2016

    It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach where ‘business analysts write big requirements up front’ to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time’, and are the responsibility of the entire team. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

  • Keeping Development ‘On Track’ with Use-Case Slices at Dutch Railways

    by Jordi Reineman on  Aug 03, 2015 1

    How can you get from high level system requirements (features/epics) to the right level of specification to enable agile development? This article describes how Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases which were completely written before development, to “Use Case 2.0” and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value.

The Hierarchy of Needs

Posted by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015

This article shows how to prioritize your backlog using an enhanced quality model using Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix 2

The Resurrection of Product Risk Analysis

Posted by Chris Schotanus on  Nov 19, 2014

Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.

Q&A with Gojko Adzic on Fifty Quick Ideas to Improve Your User Stories

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 15, 2014

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.

Applying Lean Thinking to Software Development

Posted by Steven Peeters on  Dec 05, 2013

Lean’s major concept is reducing waste: removing anything that is not adding value to the customer from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment. 2

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