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Through the Looking Glass: Overcoming Insignificant Product Releases

by Thomas Perry

Are your teams delivering products that delight? These are just a few of the things that you can do to help your teams move the dial. 

Executive Update

Conway’s Law in a Time of Digital Disruption

by John Heintz, by Israel Gat

With more and more companies embarking on digital transformation efforts of one kind or another, Conway’s law applies simultaneously to three levels of disruption, as identified by Geoffrey Moore: the traditional R&D and IT level, the operating model, and the overall business design. This Executive Update provides guidance on how to apply Conway’s law meaningfully within and across these three disruption levels.


Agile Team Structure and Quality

by Maurizio Mancini

What I have found over the years of deploying Agile is that organizations forget one of the fundamental reason why they deploy Agile practices: you want your scrum teams to mature as a team and as they mature you should expect that the level of quality in the software delivered will be higher than it used to be.


Understanding Complexity

by Paola Di Maio

In order to understand the many dimensions of sociotechnical systems, in particular their relevance and importance to the enterprise, we first need an overview of the key issues in the field of systemics, such as complexity.

Executive Update

API Analytics: A Cornerstone of Tomorrow’s IT

by Brian Dooley

Today’s software systems are moving toward API access in what has come to be called the API economy. Analytics providers are now beginning to offer analytics APIs for use by organizational software departments, developers, and individuals.