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.
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.