Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Crucial Role DevOps Plays in Change & Configuration Management

Today’s competitive landscape has pushed the need to be agile, and accelerated the pace of business system changes, while making the need for control in IT greater than ever. Today’s IT Operations organizations are experiencing anxiety, as they deal with … Continue reading

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W. Edwards Deming

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Reflections on the 10 Years Since the Agile Manifesto

Today is the tenth anniversary of the start of the meeting that resulted in the Agile Manifesto. Much has changed in the ten years since the Agile Manifesto. Back then, the processes encompassed by the Manifesto—Extreme Programming, Scrum, DSDM, Feature-Driven … Continue reading

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Second Generation Lean Product Development: From Cargo Cult to Science

From InfoQ Summary Don Reinertsen discusses the concepts behind second generation lean product development. He shows some of the quantifiable economic trade-offs associated with queue management, batch size reduction, WIP constraints, cadence, and flow control. He explains why the ideas … Continue reading

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