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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…

SAFe and DevOps

SAFe and DevOps: Why They’re Important and How To Integrate Them

Today, we’re here to talk about the “SAFe DevOps” duo and why it matters so much for enterprise organizations. We’re at a point in history when…

VSM tools

The Top Value Stream Management Tools

We’re here to talk about value stream management. More specifically, we’ll cover the top value stream management tools that should be on your radar. If you…

SDLC Agile

What Is the Agile SDLC Model? A Detailed Overview

This post is an overview answering a single question: What is the agile SDLC model? You may also be wondering how it works and why you…

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….

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…

The Value Chain Model, Explained Simply and With Detailed Examples

The value chain model comes to life at the very moment you think of a product and expires at the moment a happy customer holds the…

Digital twin

Digital Twin: What It Is and How It’s Driving the Future of IT

We’re moving deeper into the fourth wave of the industrial revolution—or Industry 4.0, as some call it. To this end, we’re seeing rapid advancements taking place…

Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management: The Battle-Tested Field Guide

Software projects differ from projects in other engineering disciplines. For instance, if you think about a construction project that’s late and off schedule, you’ll (rightfully) think…

Plan-Do-Check-Act_ Understanding and Applying PDCA

Plan-Do-Check-Act: Understanding and Applying PDCA

The world of business transforms at the speed of light. Businesses try to define new processes and improve existing ones. However, what works and what doesn’t…

Tech debt

Tech Debt: A Thorough Explanation and Guide to Fixing It

Technical debt is an incredibly useful metaphor in software engineering. It can encourage meaningful conversations about the trade-offs and hard choices that are part of the…