Built for Success Devops applies not only to production environments, but new greenfield development projects as well. Without stable, highly automated development, testing, QA and staging environments, your delivery teams will be bogged down in major delays.
Built for Success For building valuable software, the product owner is the king of delivery. The product owner determines the efficiency of the product delivered and the benefit to end users. Do not undervalue the importance of a product owner at risk of building an inferior or useless product. The product owner is the linchpin, the CEO of the product, the King or Queen.
Built for Success 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 behaviors to avoid. This listicle covers Agile anti-patterns and steps to prevent them from a leadership level.
Built for Success 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.
Built for Success 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 delivery portfolio? Dangers include velocity inflation, poor requirements and missing XP principles.
Built for Success 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 transformation.
Built for Success 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.
Built for Success 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 loss when proven false and beneficial when proven true with additional suggestions to improve.
Built for Success 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 the cone of uncertainty in delivering complex IT solutions.