Tag Archives: Lean

Organizational Evolutionary Design

What is Organizational Evolutionary Design?

Evolutionary Design is the practice of growing a system in a natural way, by adding the minimum amount of code to satisfy the business needs in an iterative and incremental approach. When done right, the code structure changes continuously to optimize for change, thus allowing a constant speed of development for longer periods of time.

 

In a dynamic world we need to adapt our tools and techniques to be resilient to change. Evolutionary Design is one of these techniques that helps us grow a system well by understanding its current characteristics.

Please see more of my ideas on the topic of Evolutionary Design here. During this article I will explain that there  is an obvious parallel between Software Evolutionary Design and Organizational Evolutionary Design.

 

Organizational Evolutionary Design

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Talk: Short Guide to your Agile Transformation

Talk: Short Guide to your Agile Transformation

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This is a talk I delivered in Bucharest for the Agile Software Meetup Group. More and more companies want to transition to agile, because the benefits of faster delivery are essential in today’s software market.

Agile Transformation

Me and Mozaic Works’ approach to transforming an organization to agile has a lot to do with our core beliefs of small steps and fast feedback. For us an agile transformation is a tailored process for each organization, and the context is always essential.

Starting with the WHY is very important. I want to understand the internal values of the company and then decide together with the management, sponsors and the teams why they want to make this transformation. Without having the active involvement in any transformation, the whole process becomes very difficult or even impossible to put in place.

I don’t want to start from “what process to use” (Scrum, Kanban, DSDM, SAfE, etc), but rather discover the process while working with the people from that organization and understanding their needs. Together we create the process by applying things I know work well and by experimenting some things that might or might not work. As with any type of design, I prefer taking decisions as late as possible, because the more I learn the better the decision is.

Don’t commit unless you know why Chris Matts

 

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Software Lost Video: Vasco Duarte – #NoEstimates

Vasco Duarte talks about #NoEstimates. This video is from the Agile Croatia Conference in  2014. You will find out how to use the concepts of #NoEstimates, how to work on software projects without using too much time on requirements engineering, and especially on estimations.

 

 

 

Software Lost Video: Rachel Davies – Agile Scaling at ALE11 in Berlin

This video is the opening keynote from Agile Lean Europe (ALE) Unconference in 2011, Berlin.

Rachel Davies gives an idea on how Agile works at the moment, and how we cannot really do agile scaling in big enterprises.

 

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