Agile

By Duri Chitayat | Agile project management posts

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

A couple drawings…I was visiting a relative a couple years ago. My poor cousin (the CEO of an insurance company) had been sold the Agile Silver …

Agile Development

CMO roundtable: Why agile marketing is more profitable (VB Live)

<b>What if your message was always relevant, and you could continuously optimize for the strongest results and the biggest bang for your buck, but with dramatically reduced risk? Agile marketing can do that for you. Join our upcoming VB Live event to learn how to integrate Agile seamlessly into your</b> …

Marketing

What “Facilitation” Really Means And Why It’s Key To The Future Of Work

Being a good facilitator isn’t the same as knowing how to manage people or run a meeting. It all comes down to understanding the tools–and structure–that help people collaborate.<p>What comes to mind when you hear the term “facilitator”? A task manager hogging airspace up at the front of the room? Or …

Management

Why People Give Up on Agile

I spend most of my time these days helping teams get started with Agile. It usually begins with a straightforward request: “We are interested in …

Agile Development

6 agile methods for backlog prioritization

On a bad day, backlog management is a bit like handing a kindergarten student a pencil, a piece of paper, and a book, and saying “I’m sure you can …

How to Write Smarter User Stories for Product Design and Development

Most of you probably have some tried-and-true best practices that you lean on to formulate requirements and articulate what needs to be done. In many …

UX Design

5 ways to nurture DevOps culture

Culture shifts such as DevOps take a lot of hard work, because you need every single person to buy into the new culture. The most successful …

DevOps

11 Ways I Visualize Product Development Work

<b>1. One page roadmap</b><p>Good for…<p>Connecting work to humans and their needs<br>• Detailed idea of what is happening now<br>• Sense of what is happening next (but more …

Project Management

Split User Stories Ruthlessly - And Get Value Earlier

Why do you need to split user stories?<p>Often, you hear that it is important to split user stories. You read articles that say it should be possible to …

The Programmer's Path to Kaizen

The Programmer’s Path to Kaizen<p>Kaizen, in Japanese, means improvement. In modern business, the definition of Kaizen has been expanded to mean …

ThoughtWorks snapped up by private equity firm

Ends founder's 24 years of ownership.

Venture Capital

ThoughtWorks acquired by British private equiteers Apax

DevOps and digital transformation expertise seen as desirable investmentsSoftware development consultancy ThoughtWorks has been acquired by “funds …

Software Development

Test Driven Development is alive and well

Despite what you might have heard around the industry and on the Internet, Test Driven Development (TDD) is not dead. The practice is still alive and …

DevOps

Continuous improvement--make good management every leader’s daily habit

Continuous improvement at scale—across a whole enterprise—requires management discipline at scale. At a few organizations, digital innovation is …

A business leader’s guide to agile

Agile promises rapidly evolving software and substantial business benefits, but it requires new habits from everyone: from IT and from business …

When to Solve Your Team’s Problems, and When to Let Them Sort It Out

After careful review of her harried work life, Charla, an IT manager, discovered that 20% of her time over the previous two months was spent managing escalations. It seemed that each interaction with her team ended with her feeling a need to exercise her authority to rescue them from a crisis. For …

Management

From Prototype to Production: 3 Things You Must Do

There's no substitute for research. Your success depends on knowing what it costs to create your product and finding the best way to build it.<p>Creating new hardware products is hard. No surprise there. Every step along the way has its own pitfalls: idea, proof of concept, functional prototype, …

Crucial

Continuous Everyone: Engaging People Across the Deployment Pipeline

We have Continuous Integration and we have Continuous Deployment, but what’s continuous across all of what we do is people. Even when tasks are …

DevOps

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Facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in professional software development<p>中文<br>• 日本<br>• Fr<br>• Br<p>1,678,354 Jul unique …

22 Scrum Master Anti-Patterns From Job Ads

Job ads for Scrum Master or Agile Coach positions reveal a great insight into an organization’s progress to becoming Agile. Learn more about what …

DevOps

What is BDD anyway?

In the modern Software Development world, we have various stakeholders each with its own interest. In general, we can divide the stakeholders into 2 …

Anatomy of an Agile User Story Map

A user story map is a collaborative practice that guides an agile team in the creation of their product backlog. The story map captures the journey a …

Automation is not DevOps

A few years ago, if you would have asked me to define DevOps, my answer would have sounded something like “Mumble mumble automation, mumble, …

AWS: Cloud Is ‘The New Norm’ In World Of Agile Development

Cloud is causing a 'changing of the guard' and enabling businesses to pick and choose what best works for them, AWS declares

Agile Development

Civil War — The Testing User Story, Part One

The testing user story — Good or Evil? Which side are you on?<p><b>What is the testing user story?</b><p>The testing user story is an execution of any series of …

How to Define Your Product Roadmap by Dan Olsen

I gave this talk at the B2B Growth Marketing Conference on June 29, 2107. In it, I share a framework for defining your product strategy and a process for how to create your product roadmap.

Changing Company Culture Requires a Movement, Not a Mandate

Culture is like the wind. It is invisible, yet its effect can be seen and felt. When it is blowing in your direction, it makes for smooth sailing. When it is blowing against you, everything is more difficult.<p>For organizations seeking to become more adaptive and innovative, culture change is often …

Harvard Business Review

How HR Can Become Agile (and Why It Needs To)

If software has eaten the world, then agile has eaten the software world. While initially designed to improve the responsiveness of software development teams, more recently agile has become the default team-based operational model for companies big and small, across industries and sectors, with …

Management