Guest View: The essential playbook for software-driven companies

As Marc Andreessen so aptly predicted, software is eating the world. A growing number of companies that developed physical products are adding software capabilities to their offerings. This means a growing need for companies to add software development expertise, software product engineering, embedded software engineering, ecosystem platform engineering, and new software-based application programming interfaces. The … continue reading

Enterprise IT organizations need Lean to navigate the path to DevOps

One can easily get lost in the great many resources on DevOps and digital transformations, yet still fail to come away with a concrete idea of what the journey actually looks like. We know there’s a better way to build and deliver software and what in theory that looks like, but in practice it’s not … continue reading

Dev-Oops: Why DevOps efforts fail

The main goal of DevOps is quite simple: ship software updates frequently, reliably, and with better quality. This goal is somewhat “motherhood and apple pie,” since almost every organization will agree that they want to get there. Many will tell you they’ve already embarked on the DevOps journey by following some commonly followed frameworks, such … continue reading

The 2017 Agile Showcase

The notion of Agile software development has been around for more than a decade. The goals, of course, are to have developers work more efficiently, shorten time-to-market of business deliverables, and respond to defects, market conditions or add new features more quickly. This is well understood. What is less well understood is how organizations should … continue reading

Getting all hands on deck with agile

“By and large people have a handle on team-level agile,” said Lee Cunningham, director of enterprise agile at VersionOne. “The next frontier is really how do we take what works really well at the team level in terms of quality, in terms of throughput, in terms of the morale of the people; how do we … continue reading

Emergn creates work-based learning program for agile development

Value Flow Quality Education program for agile, lean thinking and practices launched at Agile2012 conference … continue reading

Analyst Watch: How to adapt your skills and staffing for agile and lean

There are many lessons software developers can learn from the automotive industry … continue reading

Look what 2011 washed in: Agile’s past and future

Ten years after the Agile Manifesto, the methodology is evolving into things like Kanban and lean … continue reading

Applying lean practices to application development

Waste is considered the No. 1 drag on companies’ bottom lines, which lean practices seek to address … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Cutting waste by getting lean, but without getting mean

Lean software development is a great way to boost efficiency, but be sure you know where you want to trim the fat … continue reading

Agile, lean, and all in between

With software development practices maturing, companies are looking at combinations to maximize efficiency … continue reading

A sprinkle of agile, a dash of lean

With lean processes getting wider acceptance, industry experts now grapple with how best to blend it with agile … continue reading

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