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Small Internal Releases Lead to Happy Customers

If you saw Large Program? Release More Often, you might have noted that I said, You want to release all the time inside your building. You need the feedback, to watch the product grow. Some of my clients have said, … Continue reading

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Large Program? Release More Often

I’m working on the release planning chapter for Agile and Lean Program Management: Collaborating Across the Organization. There are many ways to plan releases. But the key? Release often. How often? I suggest once a month. Yes, have a real, … Continue reading

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Organizing An Agile Program, Part 4: Start From the Teams and Work Up

We got here because I started with Managing the Stream of Features in an Agile Program. That got me to Organizing an Agile Program, Part 1:Introduction, Organizing an Agile Program, Part 2: Networks for Managing Agile Programs, Organizing an Agile … Continue reading

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Managing the Stream of Features in an Agile Program

One of the challenges in a program is how you manage the checkins, especially if you have continuous integration. I am quite fond of continuous integration, no matter how large your program is. I also like short iterations. (Remember Short … Continue reading

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Agile Program Management: How Will You Deliver?

One of my program management clients is organizing a program and is having trouble thinking about a delivery model that fits their program. They are transitioning to agile and are accustomed to traditional releases. When I suggested they have someone … Continue reading

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Programs and Technical Debt

Once you have a program (a collection of interrelated projects focused on one business goal) and you have technical debt, you have a much bigger problem. Not just because the technical debt is likely bigger. Not just because you have … Continue reading

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Why Focus on Continuous Integration for Programs?

I hope that¬† this 3-part series on how to move to continuous integration and how to evaluate if it’s worth moving to continuous integration on your program convinced you moving to continuous integration was worth it for programs. The reason … Continue reading

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Is the Cost of Continuous Integration Worth the Value on Your Program?, Part 3

To continue our story from part 1 and part 2… The teams have determined their individual impediments to Continuous Integration. You, as the technical program manager, and the technical program team can take those impediments, with input from the teams … Continue reading

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Is the Cost of Continuous Integration Worth the Value on Your Program?, Part 2

Let’s set the context (which I did not do in my most recent post–sorry). A program is composed of several feature teams, which may well be working on several projects or different feature sets. I assume they are. The goal … Continue reading

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Is the Cost of Continuous Integration Worth the Value on Your Program?, Part 1

I like continuous integration. A lot. I started being an aficionado of continuous integration back in my senior year of university . It was my very first (and last) team project in my college career. There were three of us. … Continue reading

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