Release on 2018-03-26 | by David J. Anderson,Teodora Bozheva
Evolving Fit-For-Purpose Organizations
Author: David J. Anderson,Teodora Bozheva
Pubpsher: Lean Kanban University Press
Category: Business & Economics
The Kanban method is known for its six practices which enable companies to increase their agility in an evolutionary manner, without making drastic changes to organizational structures, and thus engaging and involving people in the transition initiative.This first edition of the book covers the new beta release of KMM. It describes a roadmap and concrete action steps that enable developing organizations fit for their purpose.
Release on 2020-05-26 | by Darrell K. Rigby,Sarah Elk,Steven H. Berez
Transformation Without Chaos
Author: Darrell K. Rigby,Sarah Elk,Steven H. Berez
Pubpsher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
Agile has the power to transform work--but only if it's implemented the right way. For decades business leaders have been painfully aware of a huge chasm: They aspire to create nimble, flexible enterprises. But their day-to-day reality is silos, sluggish processes, and stalled innovation. Today, agile is hailed as the essential bridge across this chasm, with the potential to transform a company and catapult it to the head of the pack. Not so fast. In this clear-eyed, indispensable book, Bain & Company thought leader Darrell Rigby and his colleagues Sarah Elk and Steve Berez provide a much-needed reality check. They dispel the myths and misconceptions that have accompanied agile's rise to prominence--the idea that it can reshape an organization all at once, for instance, or that it should be used in every function and for all types of work. They illustrate that agile teams can indeed be powerful, making people's jobs more rewarding and turbocharging innovation, but such results are possible only if the method is fully understood and implemented the right way. The key, they argue, is balance. Every organization must optimize and tightly control some of its operations, and at the same time innovate. Agile, done well, enables vigorous innovation without sacrificing the efficiency and reliability essential to traditional operations. The authors break down how agile really works, show what not to do, and explain the crucial importance of scaling agile properly in order to reap its full benefit. They then lay out a road map for leading the transition to a truly agile enterprise. Agile isn't a goal in itself; it's a means to becoming a high-performance operation. Doing Agile Right is a must-have guide for any company trying to make the transition--or trying to sustain high agility.
The Ultimate Guide to Kanban Lean Methodology for Agile Software Development to Learn how to Manage Your Team and Improve Your Efficiency and Quality at Work
Author: Adam Ross
Revolutionize your business and increase the productivity of your team with the power of the Kanban system! Do you want to streamline your business, improve your team's focus and creativity, and overcome business obstacles? Looking for an all-in-one system to help you manage and carry out complex projects? Then it's time to try Kanban! Inside this powerful book, you'll uncover the revolutionary Kanban system - a proven, common-sense way of streamlining your business operations and managing complex projects and teams. With a wealth of essential knowledge, this book offers a profound plan for helping you scale up your business with minimal hassle. No matter what type of industry you work in, the Kanban system has proven time and time again to be both versatile and highly effective. Whether it's software development, manufacturing, electronics, healthcare, or even in the government, Kanban is guaranteed to drastically improve your projects. Inside this ultimate guide, you'll discover: An Exploration of Kanban - What Does it Do? The Types and Benefits of Kanban Systems How to Build a Kanban Board and Efficiently Manage Teams Strategies for Implementing a Kanban System into Your Business Applying the Principles of Kanban to Software Development, Manufacturing, and More Solving Problems, Overcoming Common Challenges, and Improving Your Processes Understanding the Multi-Level "Kanban Maturity Model" And So Much More! With a wealth of tips and tricks, as well as how you can apply Kanban to your personal life, home, and even teach it to your children, this book offers an in-depth exploration of how this incredible business model can create positive, lasting, and drastic change. Learn how to streamline your business, better manage teams, and take your business to the next level. Buy now to discover how Kanban can improve your business today!
Release on 2016-10-10 | by Jezreel Mejia,Mirna Muñoz,Álvaro Rocha,Tomas San Feliu,Adriana Peña
Proceedings of CIMPS 2016
Author: Jezreel Mejia,Mirna Muñoz,Álvaro Rocha,Tomas San Feliu,Adriana Peña
This book offers a selection of papers from the 2016 International Conference on Software Process Improvement (CIMPS’16), held between the 12th and 14th of October 2016 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, México. The CIMPS’16 is a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the different aspects of software engineering with a focus on, but not limited to, software processes, security in information and communication technology, and big data. The main topics covered include: organizational models, standards and methodologies, knowledge management, software systems, applications and tools, information and communication technologies and processes in non-software domains (mining, automotive, aerospace, business, health care, manufacturing, etc.) with a clear focus on software process challenges.
For decades, technology and business leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, automation and security, and the consequences of failure are always significant. The effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. High-performing organizations are 2.5 times more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. The Agile & DevOps handbook shows leaders how to create the cultural norms and the technical best practices necessary to maximize organizational learning, increase employee satisfaction, win in the marketplace, enhance Customer / business delight and capture new business.The book has been written in such a way that the concepts are explained in detail, giving adequate emphasis on real-life examples. All the tools you need to an in-depth Agile and DevOps Self-Assessment Maturity model. Featuring 500 PLUS new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which DevOps improvements can be made.The real-time examples are discussed in detail from simple to complex taking into consideration the requirement of IT consultants. Various sample projects are included in the book and are written in simple language so as to give IT consultants the basic idea of developing projects in Agile & DevOps. The examples given in book are user-focused and have been highly updated including topics, figures, strategies, best practices and real-life examples, demos and case studies.You will explore DevOps process maturity frameworks and progression models with checklist templates for each phase of DevOps. This Self-aAssessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, Coach, Leader, manager, consultant, (Vice-) President, CEO, CTO, COO, CIO etc... - They are the people who rule the future. They are the peoplerson who asks the right questions to make DevOps investments work better. KEY FEATURES - The book is divided into the following sections: -600 PLUS Real-time Agile & DevOps interview questions and answers-Numerous Tricky Real-time Agile & DevOps Case Studies and Demos-Agile & DevOps all-Inclusive Self-Assessment Checklist for Maturity Model featuring 400 PLUS new and updated case-based questions-The state of agility-Different Agile frameworks (extreme programming, SCRUM, Kanban, crystal methodologies, SAFe, dynamic software development methods, feature driven development, lean software development)-Common Agile Product Development & Test Automation Myths-Dictionary of Tools & techniques of Agile and DevOps-Different Types of Agile Certifications - Tips & Tricks-Estimation techniques used in Agile and DevOps-DevOps, Lean, ITSM, Agile value stream examples-DevOps Implementation - Approach & Guidelines-Change Management Process - DevOps-Quality Management Process - DevOps-Get to know what are continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment-DevOps - Continuous Business Planning-DevOps - Continuous Integration & Continuous Testing-DevOps - Continuous Deployment & Release Management-DevOps - Continuous Release & Deployment Automation-DevOps - Continuous Testing-DevOps - Continuous Monitoring-DevOps - Continuous Customer Feedback And Optimization-DevOps - DevOps "Continuous Delivery" With In-Built "Quality Assurance"-Continuous Improvement - Agile and DevOps-Agile & DevOps main goal and challenges-Integrate recent advances in DevOps and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines-Diagnose Agile & DevOps projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices-Technical best practices
Release on 2018-09-28 | by Ioannis Stamelos,Rory V. O'Connor,Terry Rout,Alec Dorling
18th International Conference, SPICE 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece, October 9–10, 2018, Proceedings
Author: Ioannis Stamelos,Rory V. O'Connor,Terry Rout,Alec Dorling
Category: Business & Economics
This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, SPICE 2018, held in Tessaloniki, Greece, in October 2018. The 26 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: SPI systematic literature reviews; SPI and assessment; SPI methods and reference models; SPI education and management issues; SPI knowledge and change processes; SPI compliance and configuration; SPI and agile; industry short papers.
Release on 2019-12-09 | by Kohei Arai,Rahul Bhatia,Supriya Kapoor
Author: Kohei Arai,Rahul Bhatia,Supriya Kapoor
Pubpsher: Springer Nature
This book presents state-of-the-art intelligent methods and techniques for solving real-world problemsand offers a vision of future research. Featuring 143 papers from the 4th Future Technologies Conference, held in San Francisco, USA, in 2019, it covers a wide range of important topics, including, but not limited to, computing, electronics, artificial intelligence, robotics, security and communications and their applications to the real world. As such, it is an interesting, exciting and inspiring read.
Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Business economics - Personnel and Organisation, grade: 1,3, University of Hamburg (Department of Informatics), course: IT Management and Consulting, language: English, abstract: This thesis acknowledges DevOps as a relevant trend in information systems (IS) research and IT organizations. DevOps will be examined with a focus on characteristics and aspects of implementation and maturity. A maturity model is developed in the context of an organization, based on literary and empirical research. Businesses increasingly depend on IT in order to sell their products and services. Shorter time-to-market is essential and agile software development approaches have emerged, improving collaboration and planning between business and software development. However, while software can be developed iteratively with higher performance and efficiency, these efforts are in vain when IT operations are left out of these changes. Furthermore, iterative development techniques cannot tap the full potential and shorter time-to-market is not achieved while deployments are only possible once every six months. DevOps addresses these problems by promoting shorter release cycles and improved collaboration between development and operations professionals. This thesis uses a systematic literature review to characterize DevOps and determine implementation criteria. Using Action Design Research and interviews at an organization, a maturity model is created to visualize these learnings and give practitioners the ability to assess their organization’s DevOps performance. Consecutively, the model is applied to two environments of different DevOps maturity in an IT service environment.
Improving supply chain efficiency, especially in an unsettled business climate, requires that managers go beyond doing business as usual. They must apply inspiration and perspiration in a structured, collaborative, and measurable approach that blends project management with supply chain management knowledge and practice. Supply Chain Project Management, Second Edition offers the supply chain practitioners and project managers of today with a fully updated guide for implementing strategic supply chain improvements. It covers how to implement project management best practices in ways that will encourage continual improvement of the supply chain. Focusing on improving competitiveness, the book describes the benefit of applying proven project management skills to improve collaboration and communication among one’s own company and its suppliers and customers. It explains how to achieve company-wide agreement for developing and directing strategies that will lower risk in undertaking difficult supply chain change. Exceptionally well-organized to provide quick reference, as well as in-depth background where needed, this comprehensive work: Covers SCM execution and the foundation concepts relevant to the current international business climate, describing the challenges managers face and the skills needed to deal with ongoing change Explores the ways supply chain and supply chain management might be defined, offering multiple viewpoints and definitions from supply chain and project management perspectives Details effective SCM project processes, offering the tools and project templates needed to implement change A highly respected authority on supply chain implementation and management, James Ayers is a member of the Project Management Institute and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Offering a unique perspective, augmented by anecdotes garnered from his years of experience, this book goes beyond conventional tools and methods to help managers tap the creative inspiration needed to distinguish their organization in these highly fluid and competitive times.
People give their best when they are proud of what they are doing. World-class organizations ensure that their employees are given room to grow, innovate, take independent decisions and fell in their bones that they are part of a larger purpose. The commitment of World-class organizations to creating wealth and value for their shareholders is non-negotiable&In essence, being world-class is a journey rather than a destination, but with a clear road map and the right directions for achieving and maintaining a pre-eminent position in the changing world order. & Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries, India (On the meaning of World-class)