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By Duri Chitayat | Agile project management posts

Balance the Scales of Influence with Design Sprints

<i>This article was originally published on the edUiconf blog. It has been adapted for this publication.</i><p>Journey with me for a moment. Think back to the …

UX Design

Why Modern Agile is Worth Checking Out

Talk to your team about Modern Agile. It’s a worthwhile experiment. Here’s why.<p>Modern Agile In 30 Seconds<p>Modern Agile has four guiding …

Project Management

On Architecture and the State of the Art | Amazon Web Services

On the AWS Solutions Architecture team we know we’re following in the footsteps of other technical experts who pulled together the best practices of …

Cloud Computing

Myth 4: In Scrum, the Product Backlog has to consist out of User Stories

<i>Scrum is intended as</i> <i>a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery</i><i>. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a</i> …

Project Management

DevSecOps Meets Flesh and Blood

Yesterday, Dr. Suzanne Schwartz released a blog to update us on the FDA’s role in medical device cybersecurity.<p>Cybersecurity risks in medical devices …

DevOps

Enterprise software slows down digital transformation, survey suggests

'In many companies with legacy enterprise applications, ERP still stands for Excel Runs Production.<p>Are the layers upon layers of enterprise software …

Enterprise Software

Why Isn’t Agile Working?

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

Project Management

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> …

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 …

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 …

DevOps

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 …

Project Management

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

DevOps culture change doesn't work unless it succeeds at the grassroots level. Consider these practical steps to make it work.

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 …

Mona Lisa

The Programmer’s Path to Kaizen

Kaizen, in Japanese, means improvement. In modern business, the definition of Kaizen has been expanded to mean continuous or ongoing improvement. …

Agile Development

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 …

Agile 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 …

Management

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, …

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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Software Development

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 …

Programming

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 …

Project Management