By changing the inner workings from a project perspective to a product perspective Agfa Healthcare established a less complicated process using a single backlog for the entire organisation. Main advice is to try to avoid setting up silos where they do not belong. When applying LeSS it is important to stick to its basic rules even though they are, in most organisations, very disruptive.
When working on projects, it is most of the time necessary to forecast the project delivery time up front. Little’s Law can help any team that uses user stories for planning and tracking project execution no matter what development process it uses. We use a project buffer to manage the inherent uncertainty associated with planning and executing a fixed-bid project and protect its delivery date.
An interview with Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility. Larman also explained how organizations can work with feature teams, and gave examples of how teams and stakeholders can be in direct contact with their customers and users and can work together to ship their product every sprint.
The book Scenario-Focused Engineering describes a customer-centric lean and agile approach for developing and delivering software-based products using a fast feedback cycle.
A provocative critique of the suitability of Lean Start Up to many business contexts, as well as a personal account of how the method proved almost fatal for one particular start-up – Gamevy. 12
The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery.
The three-horizons model explains how companies can work on the right things to ensure sustainable growth. Visual portfolio management can integrate the different types of work into a coherent system. 2
Delivering the right products fast can be challenging, certainly when there are many unknowns along the way. If you want to build products fast you need to be able to learn fast and efficiently.
How do you create new, disruptive, and viable businesses, for new markets? Jonathan Irwin describes a platform and shows how teams can work in a new way, being led, staffed, and measured differently. 2
Product risk analysis (PRA) can be done during the various phases of sequential or agile system development. This article shows how to apply PRA to elevate it from project level to domain level.
The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories and support teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy their customers' needs.
In the book Kanban from the Inside Mike Burrows describes the Kanban Method, explores various models that can be using with Kanban and provides a process for implementing Kanban in organizations.