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  • Using SEMAT and Essence at Fujitsu UK

    by Ste Nadin on  Jun 04, 2016

    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?

    by Mirco Hering on  May 04, 2016 2

    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

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 23, 2016

    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

Posted by Gal Zellermayer on  Apr 05, 2016

Gal Zellermayer describes a process for handling bugs 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. 2

Q&A on the Lean IT Field Guide

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 24, 2016

In the book The Lean IT Field Guide Mike Orzen and Tom Paider explain how to initiate, execute, and sustain a Lean IT transformation.

Q&A on Exploring the Practice of Antifragility

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 04, 2016

In the book exploring the practice of antifragility Si Alhir and Donald E. Gould collected experiences with and perspectives on applying antifragility.

Continuously Improving Your Lean-Agile Coaching

Posted by Luca Minudel on  Jan 01, 2016

This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2015

Water-Scrum-fall is a phased delivery approach for software using Scrum as main development management method. It can be a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation. 1

Context is King: What's your Software's Operating Range?

Posted by Francisco Torres on  Nov 04, 2015

Francisco Torres shares from experience why it is important to define a software’s operating range: the set of quality properties in which a software system can successfully run.

Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model Book Review and Q&A with Vaughn Vernon

Posted by Jan Stenberg on  Oct 06, 2015

Vaughn Vernon in his new book Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model introduces the actor model and describes most of the patterns found in the book Enterprise Integration Patterns. 2

Standish Group 2015 Chaos Report - Q&A with Jennifer Lynch

Posted by Shane Hastie, Stéphane Wojewoda on  Oct 04, 2015

The 2015 Standish Group Chaos Report has been released which shows some improvement and lots of opportunity for improvement in the software development industry. Jennifer Lynch discussed the findings. 7

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