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  • Evidence-Based Management Guide - Updated

    The Evidence-Based Management Guide provides a framework for organizations to measure, manage, and increase the value they derive from their product delivery. The updated version includes a new key value area called Unrealized Value and provides example measures that organizations can use to find their own measures that fit their context.

  • Author Q&A on the Book Project to Product by Mik Kersten

    Mik Kersten has published a book, Project to Product, in which he describes a framework for delivering products in the age of software. Drawing on research and experience with many organisations across a wide range of industries, he presents the Flow Framework™ as a way for organisations to adapt their product delivery to the speed of the market.

  • Q&A on the Book "A Seat at the Table"

    In the book A Seat at the Table Mark Schwartz explains how the traditional role of the CIO conflicts with an agile approach for software development. He explores what IT leadership looks like in an agile environment, advising CIOs to set a vision for IT and take accountability for business outcomes.

  • The Seven Steps to Building a Successful Software Development Company

    Building a successful software development company is hard. There are lots of challenges and barriers that need to be overcome. This article provides seven things that can help start on the right footing and keep on track for success. Build the right team, have a clear focus, leverage partnerships, nurture and protect your culture, identify and leverage new technologies and look to the finances

  • Six Pointers for Creating Strong Operational Business Values

    A system that is flexible and open to inputs works for organizations of all sizes. This article is a rulebook for leaders on how to create a values-driven culture that not only lifts a new business off the ground, but also keeps it going in the long run, by encouraging creativity, an ownership mentality, honesty in feedback, and open communication across the board.

  • Q&A on the Book Sense and Respond

    The book Sense and Respond provides ideas for executives, managers and business line leaders to leverage the power of technology to build more successful businesses. Authors Jeff Gothelf and Joshua Seiden explain how you can use experimentation and learning and continuous market feedback to deliver valuable products to customers, and manage teams on outcomes and foster effective collaboration.

  • Q&A on the Book Agile Enterprise

    In the book Agile Enterprise, Mario Moreira explores the end-to-end and top-to-bottom view needed to run an effective agile enterprise, focusing on the needs of customers and employees. He explains how cutting-edge and innovative concepts and practices can be incorporated into a robust agile and customer value-driven framework.

  • Q&A on the Book It's All Upside Down

    In the book It's all Upside Down, Paul McMahon provides stories from software development teams supported by upside down principles and coaching tips for applying them. He explains how you can use Essence to improve processes leading to better organizational performance.

  • Q&A with Ash Maurya on Scaling Lean

    In the book Scaling Lean, Ash Maurya explores how entrepreneurs can collaborate with stakeholders to establish a business model for a new product or service using Lean Startup principles. It builds on top of his first book, Running Lean, showing how to use experiments, measure business progress, and scale your startup.

  • Automation and Lean: Scaling up the Lean Value Chain

    While lean principles enable us to be effective and innovative everywhere we work, finding automation opportunities across every technology and customer focused processes can unlock bigger potential for repeatedly delivering value to customers. This article shows how Ericsson applied lean principles in IT service delivery for automating manual repetitive tasks to improve quality and efficiency.

  • Predictable Agile Delivery: The Executive Challenge

    As agile grows-out of its years of self-obsession and teenage petulance into a post-agile state, ‘Predictable Agile Delivery’ feels like a realistic goal that advantages both the business sponsor and their development stakeholders. This article shares some ‘good, bad and ugly’ examples of practices that often work and some that always fail at improving large organizations.

  • Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

    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.

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