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    Q&A on Real World Kanban

    by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Nov 06, 2015

    The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development. InfoQ interviewed Skarin about the essence of kanban and lean, why flexibility in organizations is needed, doing continuous improvement, how visualization can help to understand problems, and advice on how to get started with kanban.

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    Q&A on Save our Scrum

    by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Oct 20, 2015

    The book Save our Scrum by Matt Heusser and Markus Gärtner provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble and find better ways to use Scrum. An interview about the knowledge level of people that are doing Scrum and "saving Scrum", pursuing business value, how Scrum fails, and adopting and tailoring Scrum.

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    UED: The Unified Execution Diagram

    by Carlo van Asma Follow 0 Followers , Pascal Wolkotte Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 18, 2015 4

    Today’s software applications have a lot of concurrent tasks that are distributed over multiple threads, processes, processors and PCs. This article introduces a visual modeling technique to describe and specify the application’s execution architecture. Within Philips Healthcare the Unified Execution Diagram has proven to be very useful for designing and documenting the execution architecture.

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Keeping Development ‘On Track’ with Use-Case Slices at Dutch Railways

Posted by Jordi Reineman Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 03, 2015

How the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value. 1

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Downscaling SAFe

Posted by Mikael Lundgren Follow 0 Followers , Tomek Pająk Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 29, 2015

This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 7

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How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

Posted by Matthew Philip Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 03, 2015

With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?

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Using Storytelling in Organizational Change

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Apr 20, 2015

Telling stories can inspire people to make change happen in organizations. By co-writing the company’s future story you can embrace current strengths to explore future opportunities.

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Can You Scale Kanban?

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Feb 02, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Klaus Leopold about using kanban for managing programs, connecting kanban boards on team and program level, managing work in progress across a delivery cycle and benefits of kanban. 1

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How to Remain Agile When You Have to Sign a Contract?

Posted by Paweł Bejger Follow 0 Followers , Peter Horsten Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 29, 2015

This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.

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Learning Fast in Design, Development and DevOps

Posted by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jan 14, 2015

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.

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Lean Project Management Using “Oobeya"

Posted by Sandrine Olivencia Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 23, 2014

This article introduces the Oobeya methodology, a lean project management approach that can complement agile by keeping project teams tightly focused on customer satisfaction, time to market and cost. 2

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Testing the Internet of Things: The Human Experience

Posted by Gerie Owen Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2014

This article discusses “human experience” testing and uses concepts from human computer interaction design theory to establish a framework for developing “human experience” test scenarios.

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