Issue#5

Through my gaming glasses

Through my gaming glasses

Games have been a big part of my life, both professionally and personally. When I was younger it was all about role playing games – high adventures where we fought dragons, rescued fair maidens and collected magical items in bulk. Today I play more board games since it requires a […]

Untangling Lean and Agile

Untangling Lean and Agile

Lean and Agile both create good conditions for handling frequent problems in many IT projects – but in rather different ways. As the concepts are often confused, Krister Kauppi will help us untangle them. Step 1: What is Lean? Lean Software Development is Lean principles applied to software development, as […]

Replacing Architects with Architects

Replacing Architects with Architects

The centralized design and decision making associated with traditional software architects has, most righteously, been questioned by the agile community. It goes against the very core of Lean and Agile – empowerment. As a consequence, the role of the architect has been eliminated, but not just its traditional manifestation. This […]

Lean & Agile and the matter of Architecture

Lean & Agile and the matter of Architecture

Software Architecture was often neglected in the early years of the agile movement. However in recent years most developers have learnt to appreciate its importance. In this article, Jim Coplien – the author of Wiley’s upcoming book “Lean Software Architecture” – gives an overview of architecture’s role in the Lean […]