How useful is a Requirement Traceability matrix with US in a hybrid agile ecosystem

Recently I have too often been asked the question how do we do requirement traceability during Agile development. More often these questions arise in large transformation service delivery projects, especially those that originate from a RFP/RFI kind of process. These have requirements specified upfront for which the vendor provided a compliance matrix for and agreed […]

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Systems Modeling in complex systems – A Journey from Complexity to Simplicity

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Systemic problems in enterprises typically involve multiple goals, conflicts and many possible actions that could be considered to resolve them. They would fall in the complex category if we will use the Cynefin framework. The number of interacting sub systems and their interactions are typically so large that it’s almost impossible to draw a cause […]

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Don’t just Lead Change. Accelerate !

Leading Change : Why Transformation Efforts Fail by Dr John Kotter is seminal work in the field of change management. It put forth a step by step guide of what to do if we want lasting change. However is step by step really good? Step by step approach is fundamentally linear thinking in a deterministic […]

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Imagine – a software development version

Imagine there’s no deadlines It’s easy if you try No plan upon us Respond now, Say hi Imagine all the people Living for the sprint…… Imagine there’s no debt It isn’t hard to do Always check the SONAR And the HUDSON too Imagine all the people STOPPING as Build Fails You may say I’m a […]

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Culture Not Practices is The Key to successful Agile Transformation

Your organization has embarked on a bold new journey towards transforming itself into a truly Agile organization. Any transformation involves bringing a new set of artefacts, values and changing culture. Artefacts are the practices and methodologies (e.g sprint planning, demos etcs..), values – the agile manifesto. But what is culture? As Henrik Kniberg puts it […]

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