Push flow or pull flow: what is the difference and what exactly is it for?

Agile and DevOps have reintroduced the notion of flows and iterations into IT development processes. On this subject, one often hears about pull or push flows as well as Kanban. What exactly is this? To begin with, I will quote the IT Production Director of a major French bank, who used this formula for the … Continue reading Push flow or pull flow: what is the difference and what exactly is it for?

IT Kanban, a serial killer of the Definition of Done?

Many teams practicing agility use the Definition of Done (often referred to as DoD) to determine, based on objective and shared criteria, if the User Story (US) is well completed. These criteria also serve as a "contract" between the team and the customer. This DoD is regularly translated into a list of points to check … Continue reading IT Kanban, a serial killer of the Definition of Done?

What is TWI: Training Within Industry

Originally, Training Within Industry was one of the methodological innovations that enabled the Americans to win the Second World War. Forced to find a way to quickly train non-specialists, especially inexperienced women, and young workers, to produce ammunition and equipment by the millions in weapons factories to support the war effort. The method, tested from … Continue reading What is TWI: Training Within Industry

State of DevOps: a look back at the year 2019

Each year the DevOps Research & Assessment, led by Jez Humble and Nicole Forsgren recently acquired by Google Cloud, produces a report on the state of the art of DevOps entitled "State of DevOps". This state of the art report is based on more than 31,000 interviews with professionals (all industries, sizes, countries, mainly USA … Continue reading State of DevOps: a look back at the year 2019

Agile and Lean -a true duo

In 2007, when Operae sponsored the 1st "Agile France" conference, developers of that distant era were wondering whether agile was, at bottom, nothing more than lean management applied to the software world. Let's not create suspense: the answer is definitely no and many companies can testify to this. This article aims to explain how the two … Continue reading Agile and Lean -a true duo