DevOps: bottleneck analysis

Constraints evolve in a predictable way In the process of building software development there are many bottlenecks you can find. They are present and they disappear as we evolve and they work in a very similar way as the Theory of Constraints defines. The main bottlenecks you can find in software development are: In case … Read more

Beyond Budgeting

I have found this presentation really interesting: Some screenshots that I found interesting Solve the budget conflict: separate the purposes Managing cost, change of mindset is required Tools for cost Management

The Twelve-Factor App

When working in application development space, is important to know some of the best practices that exist in the market. One of them is the Twelve-Factor App, which is a methodology for building software-as-a-service apps. It can be used in many ways, in my case it helps me to ask better questions when I’m doing … Read more

Sociocracy 3.0, common sense framework

I have been reading about common sense framework from Sociocracy 3.0, specially focusing on the Common Sense Framework that they propose. I have a model in my mind that is the Wardley Maps structure: that contains: doctrines, climatic patterns, gameplays and the cycle of strategy. So I cannot avoid the comparison to that model. Where … Read more

100 days plan for creating a Lean Portfolio

Context You are in an organization where you are driving different initiatives and they are being approved in silos, without having a strategic view about where each one of these initiatives are going on. Better understanding of the ROI of the investment is required, to keep the pace of construction is desired, understand there is … Read more

Scaled Agile Frameworks Map

The context of this map is the adoption of different organizational models in the software industry, by enterprises that decide to build instead of buying. When this shift happens they have to build their capabilities, and the way they organize the software construction is one of them. You can say: “you should have written this … Read more

Lean Agile Procurement

After attending a PMI webinar about how to improve the time to purchase on companies, I have been reading the Lean Agile Procurement (LAP) site: The LAP approach It’s summarized in this picture: The lean procurement canvas This type of visual tools are always useful to set the big picture, and I have to … Read more