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  • Modeling Uncertainty with Reactive DDD

    Vaughn Vernon has written several books on DDD and reactive messaging patterns, and has found that the nature of distributed systems means you must deal with uncertainty. How to respond to a missing message, or a message that is received twice, should be a business decision, and therefore must be part of the domain model.

  • Beyond Copy-Pasting Methods: Navigating Complexity

    This article explores how you can try out a context-specific approach, which leads to a context-specific experience. Once we understand more about the complexity behind the problems which we are trying to solve with agile, we clarify the purpose of our agile practice. This is the starting point from which we can build a common focus and sense of priority within our agile culture.

  • Q&A on the Book SAFe Distilled

    The book SAFe Distilled breaks down the complexity of the framework into easily understood explanations and actionable guidance. It’s a resource for acquiring a deep understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework, and how to implement it successfully.

  • Escaping Method Prison

    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.

  • Q&A on The Rise and Fall of Software Recipes

    Darius Blasband has written a book which challenges the conventional wisdom of software engineering: he protests against the adoption of recipes and standards-based approaches and rails against the status-quo. He calls himself a codeaholic who advocates for careful consideration of the specific context and the use of domain specific languages wherever possible.

  • Q&A on The Antifragility Edge: Antifragility in Practice

    In the book The Antifragility Edge, Sinan Si Alhir shows how antifragility has been applied to help organizations evolve and thrive. He provides examples of how antifragility can be used beyond agility on an individual, collective (team and community) and enterprise level, and explores a roadmap for businesses to achieve greater antifragility.

  • Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

    Organisations passionately working with Scrum are still missing a key ingredient: their organizational governance got stuck in the last century. Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity.

  • Teaching Modern Software Development Techniques at University

    We often hear how there is a skills shortage in the software industry, and about the apparent gap between what people are taught in university and the “real world”. This is how Imperial College London aims to bridge this gap, providing students with relevant skills for industrial software engineering careers, and teaching tools and techniques for professional developer working in a modern team.

  • Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

    Fujitsu UK is using a large number of processes and methods which have developed over the period of many years. Looking for a way of combining agile and traditional methods, they became aware of SEMAT and the Essence Kernel. This article explores how they applied SEMAT and Essence to systems engineering, and used it to look at the whole programme of work across all disciplines.

  • Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Hybrid Agile” Method?

    There are dozens of Agile methods nowadays and more and more often we hear about Hybrid Agile, but what does that actually mean? This article provides a view on why it is important to have clarity around the term Hybrid Agile and what it has to mean to make sense. It provides guidance on circumstances when you could use the different kinds of methods.

  • Q&A with Dave Snowden on Leadership and Using Cynefin for Capturing Requirements

    Dave Snowden gave a talk titled "Context is Everything" at the Scaling Agile for the Enterprise 2016 congress in Brussels, Belgium. InfoQ interviewed him about applying leadership models, the Cynefin model and how it can be used for capturing requirements, scaling agile, and sustainable change.

  • 0 Bugs Policy

    Gal Zellermayer describes the 0 bugs policy, a process for handling bugs that is based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again.

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