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Data Integration

Data Integration 101: Using Metrics To Show Cross-Team Value

Data has become one of the most prized assets in a software delivery process. We can safely claim it to be the lifeline of any operation…

Dependency Mapping

Dependency Mapping: A Complete Guide to Reducing Business Risk

Speed and efficiency are top priorities for most businesses that are producing software today. Simply put, software engineers need to move as quickly as possible when…

Microservices Architecture

Microservices Architecture: An Engineer’s Complete Guide

When microservices architectures are mentioned, the image that is conjured is of an extremely complex system of CI/CD pipelines linked together and tended to by a…

6 Software Metrics

6 Software Metrics Your Organization Should Track

No matter the line of work you’re in, one constant is that we’re increasingly using software to do work. More so now that a huge chunk…

Observability-monitoring

Observability vs. Monitoring: A Breakdown for Managers

One of the core things you need in order to deal with computer systems (or almost any system that you want to control, really) is to…

YAGNI

You Ain’t Gonna Need It (YAGNI), Explained in Depth

Are you struggling with a delay in delivery of your software product or overengineering your product? YAGNI (you aren’t gonna need it or you ain’t gonna…

Lean Portfolio Management

Lean Portfolio Management: Everything You Need to Know

Managing projects in an agile team isn’t an easy task. Whether it’s SAFe, LeSS, or scrum, the idea is to make the team’s goals easily achievable….

Lead Time vs. Cycle Time: What's the Difference?

Lead Time vs. Cycle Time: What’s the Difference?

A key part of effective agile software team leadership is focusing on the right metrics. There are lots of behaviors that you can measure, but knowing…

change control process

Change Control Process: An Overview and Three Concrete Steps

Nothing ever goes as planned. A statement most project managers hate to hear, yet sometimes it’s true even for projects that seem too easy to fail….

RAG status

RAG Status and Its Crucial Role in Organizational Leadership

The RAG status of a project or any of its milestones is the level at which resources, like money, time, and talent affect its expected success….

KPIs examples

KPI Examples: 12 Important Ones Across The Entire Org Chart

A key performance indicator (KPI) measures how effective a company’s efforts are at improving their chances of attaining targeted goals. Every time a new target is…

Time to Value

Understanding, Measuring and Improving Time To Value (TTV)

The aim of every business, product, or service is to provide value to its customers. The business value refers to the benefits or unique selling propositions…