The opposite of agile

The opposite of agile

Ever looked at the antonyms of the word agile? By thinking about what it means to be agile, or the opposite of agile, in the context of Agile (with a capital A) delivery, enterprises can identify improvements by focusing on what...

04/10/17

10 signs your automation is in trouble

10 signs your automation is in trouble

Let’s face it, automation isn’t cheap, but done well it can make your testing effort far more efficient and help you get to market faster. When done poorly, however, it can burn through your budget without providing any real benefit....

03/21/17

Five ways to beat the project transition blues

Five ways to beat the project transition blues

Transitioning from sales to delivery for an IT project is an age-old challenge. Learn five ways to improve your chances of having a successful delivery by focusing on these transition tactics.

01/31/17

My indifference-hate relationship with Gherkin

My indifference-hate relationship with Gherkin

One reason I kind of like Gherkin, plus the numerous reasons I don’t.

10/28/16

Story point normalization -- what's the point?

Story point normalization -- what's the point?

Story pointing, estimation, planning poker and velocity are all difficult concepts to grasp from a leadership level, so how can delivery help leadership better understand when a project with be done consistently across the entire...

10/04/16

Slimming down to Essential SAFe

Slimming down to Essential SAFe

How to scale your delivery process using the lean agile concepts of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) but simplifying it to its essential components via Essential SAFe for quicker and easier adoption as a first step in business...

08/22/16

The art of maximizing work not done

The art of maximizing work not done

How should your technology organization decrease wasteful work? Following lean and agile principles will guide the way. Increase flow and decrease variability using Donald Reinertsen's techniques.

07/06/16

Record & playback automation: It’s a trap

Record & playback automation: It’s a trap

Critical look at the pros and cons of leveraging record and playback test automation.

06/02/16

Are you building the right solution?

Are you building the right solution?

Bringing the right product that provides value to your end users warrants an Agile process in discovering whether the solution being built will be used. Using lean principles and kaizen to validate ideas with end users saves costly...

05/27/16

The 'business' in business intelligence: There’s NOT an app for that

The 'business' in business intelligence: There’s NOT an app for that

In a market dominated by hyped and trending new technologies (No SQL, Big Data, Machine Learning, Data Visualization…take your pick), the importance of identifying and prioritizing the business needs – what do we want to do, why do we...

05/09/16

When will the product be done?

When will the product be done?

Clearly knowing the schedule and budget for delivering an Agile based project is challenging. Using story pointing, velocity charts and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) also known as Minimum Viable Set (MVS) are key methods to minimize...

05/02/16

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