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Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

Enabling Individual Growth for Business Value at Tangible

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Nov 01, 2018

When a company starts to grow, working together is not enough for new people to learn the culture. For competence growth and for developing their culture, Tangible organizes workshops, internal days of knowledge exchange, hosted events and training, and evening activities, and assigns mentors for new people. This helps them to align individual values and intentions with the corporate vision.

DevOps Follow 1058 Followers

Fin Goulding Injects Agility into the Management of Everything

by Helen Beal Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 26, 2018

Fin Goulding, international CIO at Aviva, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London about using flow principles to advance agile capabilities throughout an organisation. InfoQ asked Goulding to expand on some of the points that he made during his talk.

Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

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

by Ben Linders Follow 29 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.

Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

12th State of Agile Report Published

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Apr 19, 2018

The 2018 State of Agile Report has been published by CollabNet VersionOne. Some of the conclusions from the report are that the need for customer and user satisfaction is increasing, more and more organizations are scaling agile, distributed teams are becoming the norm in agile software development, and many organization have started or plan to start a DevOps initiative in the next 12 months.

Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

Evan Leybourn of IBM on the Theory of Agile Constraints

by Shane Hastie Follow 31 Followers , Hugo Messer Follow 1 Followers on  Jun 25, 2017

Evan Leybourn is talking at the upcoming Agile Indonesia conference. He spoke to InfoQ about his Theory of Agile Constraints, defining value in an initiative, agile budgeting and #NoProjects.

Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

Bridging the Gap between Legacy Systems and Modern Techniques

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  May 25, 2017

Aging platforms that are managed with manual, time consuming processes can be costly. Teams can make a business case to management based on hours lost by repetitive work or re-work caused by human error for introducing modern techniques like automation tools and containers. The result is a predictable and repeatable process with minimal human interaction to deploy more often and more confidently.

Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

Improving IT Performance with Continuous Delivery

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Mar 11, 2017

The main benefit of continuous delivery is lower-risk releases; comprehensive test automation and continuous integration are practices that have the biggest impact on IT performance. Research of continuous delivery and IT performance tells us that implementing continuous delivery practices leads to higher IT performance and high performers achieve both higher tempo and higher levels of stability.

Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

Benefits of Agile Transformation at Barclays

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 08, 2016

Increased throughput, reduced code complexity, less production incidents, shorter deployment cycles and higher happiness in teams; these are some of the benefits that the agile transformation at Barclays has delivered. Within the first year of the transformation, which is based on Disciplined Agile, more than 800 teams adopted agile making this one of the largest agile implementations.

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Agile 2016: Agile Program Management: Measurements to See Value and Delivery

by Angela Wick Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 19, 2016

Johanna Rothman gave a talk at Agile 2016 about measurements for agile program management. She explored the challenges around selecting what to measure, how traditional measurements don't provide the right information to make decisions from and provided examples of measurements that can be useful.

Architecture & Design Follow 2649 Followers

Software Developers Use Domain Driven Design to Drive Business

by Mikael Zandin Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 17, 2016

Increasingly, software developers have the ability to not only maintain and architect code, but extend their expertise to providing direction to the business. By using domain driven design, developers can discover customer behaviors and recommend practices that change the nature of the business.

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How Business Mapping Increases Agility at Lloyds Bank

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  May 10, 2016

Tony Grout and Chris Matts spoke about the emerging areas of business mapping and skills liquidity at QCon London 2016 and how they apply them at Lloyds Bank. They showed how they deploy these techniques and explained how they combine business strategy with the abilities and aspirations of people to improve collaboration between business and technical stakeholders. InfoQ interviewed them.

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Growing Agility

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Apr 07, 2016

Andrea Tomasini will give a keynote talk titled "Stop Scaling, Start Growing an Agile Organization" at the Agile Eastern Europe 2016 Conference. InfoQ interviewed him about growing agility.

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Tomas Rybing Introduces the Shooting Target - Value Kanban Board

by Savita Pahuja Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

This post describes the applications of the shooting target in kanban board introduced by Tomas Rybing.

Culture & Methods Follow 888 Followers

Contracting to Enable Agile Behaviour

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Martin Kearns about how agile contracts differ from contracts for waterfall projects, how contracts can deal with scope changes, major disturbances or delays during development, how contracts can enable agile behaviour and help all those involved to work together based on an agile mindset, and the role that lawyers can have when organizations want to use contracts with agile.

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Adopting Agile Beyond Software

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016 2

Eduardo Nofuentes talked about agile beyond software at 1st conference in Melbourne, Australia. He explored how you can deploy the agile principles and values outside software development, and gave examples of how he has used them to increase business agility when working with call centres and other non-software teams.

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