Our efforts to improve software development face the question of what to focus on. Should we govern for predictability without concern of value, maximizing cost-efficiency without concern for end-to-end responsiveness? Or maybe do the opposite and govern for value over predictability, focus on responsiveness over cost efficiency? What we really need is to be predictably adaptable.
Johanna Rothman explores how to scale lean and agile processes to work in large programs in her book - Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization. It explains how to collaborate across the organization to create and steer an adaptive, resilient program.
Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1
It is always a challenge to pick the correct priorities. Which one of work A or B shall you do first? The Volcano is a tool to prioritize work for multiple teams working with several products. 1
David Morris explains the Lean Business Analysis Manifesto how Lean Business Analysis responds to the ever-increasing pace of change in an age of digital disruption.
In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation.
The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication.
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
This third article in a series on peer feedback loops explores how feedback can be used to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.
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.
Agendashift is a values-based Kanban approach to organizational transformation, covering delivery, change and leadership. An interview with Mike Burrows.