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  • How Medical Companies are Innovating through Agile Practices

    The adoption of Agile methods has been steadily growing in medical product companies over the past ten years. Practices vary from cloud-based continuous flow for data-intensive services to sprint-based for physical devices with embedded software. The question is no longer whether, but how Agile can work in medical product development - for our mix of technical, market, and regulatory constraints.

  • 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.

  • Software Development Lessons Learned from Poker

    There is no silver bullet. We know it, but don't act like it. Your language, tool or process is better, right? Jay Fields says: "It depends". The right choices varies with context, people, and more. This article touches upon how a lot of things must impact a choice; learning culture, skill levels, teamwork, incomplete information, metrics - and context.

  • Better Best Practices

    Organizations often introduce Best Practices as part of a change program or quality initiative. These can take a number of forms, from cheat sheets to full-blown consultant-led methodologies, complete with the requisite auditing and accreditation. In this article, Dan North shows how best practices can not only fail to help, but even have a severe negative impact on your top performers.

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