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  • The Computest Story: The Transformation to an Agile Enterprise

    by Clemens Riedl Hartger Ruijs Sigi Kaltenecker on  Jun 29, 2017

    This article explores how Computest followed their mission towards a self-managing organization. It explains the key drivers, how the journey got started, why Computest focused on value streams and how Computest aligned roles and responsibilities and applied Kanban to operationalize ideas. It also shares the lessons learned so far and discusses what this means for the next steps to be done.

  • Escaping Method Prison

    by Ivar Jacobson Roly Stimson on  Jun 21, 2017 1

    Methods are our best tool to get great software. But today they put us in method prisons with method wars, reliance on gurus and swings from method to method. How foolish is this? It needs to be stopped. The new Essence standard efficiently stops that path. And, teams get better methods, selected from a practice library and support in their daily work. Executives get forever learning org’s.

  • Actionable Analytics for Lean Project Management

    by Alexander Novkov on  Jun 03, 2017

    Measuring the right KPIs of your workflow is the key for implementing successful Lean project management. Applying these actionable analytics is going to help you track your team's progress towards reaching process perfection, allow you to project future performance and help you spot potential problems in an early stage.

Q&A on the Book Agendashift Part I

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 16, 2017

The book Agendashift describes an inclusive, non-prescriptive, values-based, and outcome-centric approach to continuous transformation, using lean and agile techniques to do lasting change.

Automation and Lean: Scaling up the Lean Value Chain

Posted by Sudip Pal on  Apr 15, 2017

This article shows how Ericsson applied lean principles in IT service delivery for automating manual repetitive tasks to improve quality and efficiency.

The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Jan 31, 2017

At the Agile 2016 conference, Dominica DeGrandis and Julia Wester of Leankit gave talks on helping middle managers adapt to change and how Kanban can be used to identify problems in workflows .

Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

Posted by Steve Reid Prateek Singh Daniel S. Vacanti on  Nov 27, 2016

Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles Ultimate Software has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework. 1

Dennis Ehle on Visibility into the DevOps Value Chain

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 24, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, InfoQ spoke to Dennis Ehle about the evolution of DevOps and the importance of having visibility into how value is delivered over the DevOps pipeline.

Actionable Agile Tools

Posted by Jeff Campbell on  Oct 27, 2016

Many people find the world of Agile too full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. Campbell presents some ideas and tools you can try out immediately. 3

Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Oct 19, 2016

The Kanban-Ace Framework welcomes Scrum, and helps teams improve their level of agility. This article introduces the Akashi Bridge, a new Kanban-Ace tool for Scrum teams. 1

Proper Usage of Metrics with Flow Debt as an Example

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Oct 06, 2016

This article provides an example how a metric like Flow Debt can be used improperly i.e. out of their domain, or properly i.e. context aware usage of Flow Debt with an IT operations team. 3

Adaptable or Predictable? Strive for Both – Be Predictably Adaptable!

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev on  Sep 06, 2016

Our efforts to improve software development face the question what to focus on. We can’t be predictable if we are not adaptable. What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.

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