IT’s Changing Value Proposition

The MIT Center for Information Systems Research issued a very interesting research briefing last December titled “The IT Unit of the Future.” Nearly 90% of respondents to this study indicated that IT’s value proposition would change in the next 3-5 years. Part of the study, developed from interviews with 50 CIOs, identified four IT value […]

    Scope Issues in an Agile Project

    I was talking with a colleague the other day about troubles with scope management in an Agile project. She was lamenting problems that were arising with a particular client who was concerned about the progress of the delivery team. Since Agile teams use time boxed iterations and let scope adjust, this shouldn’t be a problem—should […]

      Speed-to-Value

      Flickr deploys software changes multiple times per day—and advertises this on their web site. A medical software company deploys versions of their application software over 75 times per year. Salesforce.com has gained competitive advantage with their highly automated continuous integration, testing and deployment of new software features. All of these companies, and a rapidly growing […]

        Webinar on Gantthead, “Beyond Scope, Schedule, and Cost: Optimizing Value”

        Join me for a webinar and discussion on the Agile Triangle, “Beyond Scope, Schedule, and Cost,” on Gantthead,  March 30, 2011 – 10am PT / 1pm ET.

          Continuous Delivery and Agility

          Continuous delivery is one of the exciting new trends in software development (Continuous Delivery by Jez Humble and David Farley). The purpose of the practices and principles of continuous delivery is to encourage “greater collaboration between everyone involved in software delivery in order to release valuable software faster and more reliably (Humble & Farley).” Continuous […]