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    Automation and Lean: Scaling up the Lean Value Chain

    by Sudip Pal Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 15, 2017

    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.

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    The Misaligned Middle and Getting off the Hamster Wheel Using Kanban

    by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers 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, which people need to address.

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    Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

    by Steve Reid Follow 0 Followers , Prateek Singh Follow 0 Followers , Daniel S. Vacanti Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 27, 2016 1

    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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Dennis Ehle on Visibility into the DevOps Value Chain

Posted by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers 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.

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Actionable Agile Tools

Posted by Jeff Campbell Follow 0 Followers 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

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Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

Posted by Joseph Hurtado Follow 0 Followers 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

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Proper Usage of Metrics with Flow Debt as an Example

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev Follow 1 Followers 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

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

Posted by Dimitar Bakardzhiev Follow 1 Followers 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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Product Development Mechanisms

Posted by Steve Andrews Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 01, 2016

Steve Andrews discuses the need to empower self-managing teams to stay focused on delivering high-quality solutions using mechanisms like tenets and exit criteria.

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Johanna Rothman on Agile and Lean Program Management

Posted by Savita Pahuja Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 25, 2016

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.

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DevOps Lessons Learned at Microsoft Engineering

Posted by Thiago Almeida Follow 0 Followers on  May 22, 2016

Thiago Almeida from Microsoft shares how adopting DevOps practices resulted in better engineering and happier teams, and the lessons learned in that journey. 1

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The Volcano - Prioritize Work for Multiple Teams & Products

Posted by Tomas Rybing Follow 0 Followers on  May 21, 2016

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

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