Target roles: Product Owner and Scrum Master
Let's talk about the flavors of velocity and the term 'velocity' itself. Complexity, Value, Risk, and ROI velocity are all important ways to understand how a team, sprint, and release are performing for the Product Owner.
Standard [Complexity] Velocity: Story points /... [More]
Mile High Agile 2012 The Agile Mile High event on April 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado was a huge success. The conference was for agile practitioners at all levels of experience in the Denver region, including those exploring agile for the first time, This one-day action packed conference provides learning opportunities for agile novices, intermediates and experts, technical professionals, team leaders, managers, executives, and organizational change leaders. What was different about this event it is unlike National conferences that require a... [More]
Much of the mainstream agile discussion focuses on the construction
of straightforward systems by a small, co-located team working in a
collaborative and self-organizing manner. Yet we know that there is
more to software delivery than just construction, that many teams are
neither small nor co-located, and that many teams are working on complex
systems within a complex environment. The evidence that agile
approaches result in improved time-to-market, improved quality, and
improved developer productivity compel us to tailor... [More]
....and then there was this time I deployed Rational ClearQuest across 30 change management processes 15 organizations 6 subcontractors <Names and places are changed to protect the innocent and guilty alike> I spent my first week reading the contract between the government entity and the prime contractor. That was pretty mind numbing (but turned out to be critical later on...) :-D Then one of my three managers walked into my cube and said .... "we have to have an electronic defect tracking tool on project X. We have to have it... [More]
Innovate 2012 is the premiere Software Development Conference and this year it is going to be even more exciting as IBM Rational has a dedicated Agile Track with 21 sessions and there are an additional19 agile specialty sessions that are in our other tracks, such as Continuous Integration in our Quality Track. Learn more ... We will have some of the best Agile thought leaders in attendance, such as Mary Poppendieck, Scott Ambler, Elizabeth Woodward, Scott Rich and more. You will get a chance to speak to our developers and... [More]
If you haven't seen this yet ... it's worth the 4 minutes. As you can imagine, there are numerous stories behind this story. One of the goals of this community is to provide a space for people to have conversations around these type of stories. Get to know the people behind the story.
In my struggles and learnings as a social business practitioner I occasionally deliver social media workshops to share my experiences and knowledge with others (well, at least have delivered two of those to date). So according to Jakob Nielsen , a user experience guru, the 90-9-1 rule prevails. The rule says that in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. The 1% can have a great impact on the 90% (for example, the hotels that... [More]
“The snake which cannot shed its’ skin has to die. As well as the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” Friedrich Nietzsche
Recently, I was attending a Deep-Dive study group that was hosted by Lyssa Crispin and Michael Spayd of the Agile Coaching Institute. During our discussions, I began to think about all of the agile transformation efforts I had participated on and what, in my opinion, seemed to be one of the deterrents to a successful agile transformation.... [More]
If you missed Steve Farley, VP NationWide or Sal Vella, IBM VP Product Development, discussing improving the customer experience for web and mobile applications at Innovate 2013, this is your chance to catch up with this condensed five-minute video of their key highlights. For more information on Monitor & Optimize solutions, please visit the IBM DevOps website .
Calvin Powers, managing editor for security at developerWorks, hosted a panel in which Gene Kim discussed his new book, The Phoenix Project , with IBM DevOps experts, Ann Marie Fred and Michael Elder.
Gene has also written a "DevOps Distilled" article series for developerWorks. In that series of articles, Gene shares his unique perspective on the history of the DevOps movement and where it is heading today, with an eye toward how information security fits into the overall operations perspective of DevOps.
Our agile program and release planning tool Sellegi ACT has been developed for several years. It was a monolithic, eclipse-based, thick client with file based data storage.
We knew that the features in our product are one of a kind; supporting enterprise agility in an extremely efficient way. But the UI on the thick client makes it less intuitive to understand and use. In June we decided to migrate the complete tool to a web-based, client / server application. A complete shift of architecture, platform, storage... [More]
50,000 square foot Austin Design Studio leads effort to redesign the face of enterprise software
IBM recently announced the opening of a state-of-the-art product design studio in Austin, Texas that will focus on how a new era of software will be designed, developed, and consumed by organizations around the globe. DevOps topics focus on the processes involved in getting software to clients; this design studio will be involved in how those products are designed.
From this studio, IBM will... [More]
IBM Press has published, Being Agile: Eleven Breakthrough Techniques to Keep You from "Waterfalling Backward" by Leslie Ekas and Scott Will. This book is available in hardcopy and ebook formats.
About the Book
Drawing on their experience helping more than 100 teams transition to agile, the authors review its key principles, identify corresponding practices, and offer breakthrough approaches for implementing them. Using their techniques, you can break typical waterfall patterns and go beyond merely “doing... [More]