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  • Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

    by on  Nov 27, 2016 1

    Ultimate Software settled on Kanban as its scaled methodology which went hand-in-hand with the company’s culture of autonomy. Teams define their own process and apply policies specific to their own context. Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles, Ultimate has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework.

  • CQRS for Enterprise Web Development: What's in it for Business?

    by on  Sep 22, 2016

    With a focus on the business case for a CQRS architecture, this article covers the core concepts of Command Query Responsibility Segregation, and contrasts them with a common, n-tier architecture. Benefits including scalability and maintainability are highlighted, which can reduce the total cost of ownership, and lead to an improved return on investment when choosing a CQRS architecture.

  • Q&A with Jason Fox on How to Lead a Quest

    by on  Jul 29, 2016

    In the book How to Lead a Quest Jason Fox explores what can be done to develop insights for strategic decisions and innovation, and for driving progress and delivering value. The book provides approaches and rituals for asking deeper, bigger questions and slow, thorough thinking, creating options and designing experiments for dealing with complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty.

Growing Agile… Not Scaling!

Posted by on  Jul 27, 2016

What makes an agile team successful is the way people develop an effective level of interaction. Growing agile means both focusing on culture, and on co-evolution of practices and tools. 2

Q&A with Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein on Cost of Delay

Posted by on  Jun 16, 2016

The book Diving For Hidden Treasures by Johanna Rothman and Jutta Eckstein explores how projects become delayed and provides tools and methods to analyze and limit the costs of delay in projects.

Q&A on Achieving Impact through Engagement

Posted by on  Apr 25, 2016

The book achieving impact through engagement by Si Alhir and and Peter L. Simon explores models on employee and customer engagement to achieve impact in organizations based on increasing engagement.

The Agility Challenge

Posted by on  Feb 04, 2016

In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do. 1

Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

Posted by on  Nov 30, 2015

Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview on teamworking and increasing agility.

The Right Way to Scale Agile: Scaling Value Delivery over Process

Posted by on  Nov 16, 2015

There is no one way to scale agile. In order to find the right way for you organizations you need to understand what you are trying to achieve and create a process that works to deliver that outcome. 3

Peer Feedback Loops: How We May Benefit and What is Needed to Realize Their Potential

Posted by on  Nov 14, 2015

This second article in a series on peer feedback loops explores the benefits and what is needed to realize peer feedback, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

Q&A on Agendashift with Mike Burrows

Posted by on  Nov 09, 2015

Agendashift is a values-based Kanban approach to organizational transformation, covering delivery, change and leadership. An interview with Mike Burrows.

Q&A on Real World Kanban

Posted by on  Nov 06, 2015

The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development.

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