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Shifting Left and Going beyond Agile: An Interview with Michael Nauman

Summary:
In this interview, Michael Nauman, a testing lead for AutoCAD Web, explains how we can go beyond basic agile principles. He digs into the current state of shift-left testing, the importance of aligning your DevOps with your automation, and using agile as a starting point on your quality journey.

In this interview, Michael Nauman, a testing lead for AutoCAD Web, explains how we can go beyond basic agile principles. He digs into the current state of shift-left testing, the importance of aligning your DevOps with your automation, and using agile as a starting point on your quality journey.

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Estimating Cost of Delay in Agile Projects with Time-Value Profiles

Summary:
The cost of delay for releasing a product can be due to many factors, but that value loss can seem like an abstract concept. Attaching hard numbers to a release timeline in the form of a time-value profile helps the development team and business stakeholders have a conversation about how long they have to build a product and when it would be best to enter a market.

The cost of delay for releasing a product can be due to many factors, but that value loss can seem like an abstract concept. Attaching hard numbers to a release timeline in the form of a time-value profile helps the development team and business stakeholders have a conversation about how long they have to build a product and when it would be best to enter a market.

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The Lean Agile Portfolio

Agile practices continue to improve as organizations move forward with adoption and adaption. However, as they move forward, they often run into daunting challenges—coordinating projects with highly complex requirements and interdependencies; navigating highly political environments...

Continuous Process Improvement Using Balance and Flow

Finding a balance between too much and too little process can be quite a challenge. Tom Wessel shows how to apply lean change management and kaizen principles to achieve continuous process  improvement. Also, Tom suggests the use of simple metrics to verify that improvements are actually taking place.

Better Software Magazine

References

  1. Little, Jason. Lean Change Management: Innovative Practices for Managing Organizational Change . Happy Melly Express, 2014.
  2. “ADKAR Model.” Prosci.  https://www.prosci.com/adkar.
  3. Imai, Masaaki. Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success . Columbus, Ohio: McGraw-Hill Education, 1986.
  4. Goldratt, Eliyahu and Jeff Cox. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement . 4 th ed. Great Barrington, MA: North River Press Publishing Corporation, 2014.
  5. Satir, Virginia. “Satir Change Model.” Satir Workshops . http://www.satirworkshops.com/files/satirchangemodel.pdf.
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Use Lean Thinking to Accelerate DevOps Performance for Agile Teams

Summary:

Leaders in agile organizations should consider adding lean techniques to their DevOps practices. Lean thinking can accelerate DevOps delivery by providing a set of processes and principles to help create more beneficial products, save money, boost productivity, reduce waste, and map to value.

Leaders in agile organizations should consider adding lean techniques to their DevOps practices. Lean thinking can accelerate DevOps delivery by providing a set of processes and principles to help create more beneficial products, save money, boost productivity, reduce waste, and map to value.

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