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Investment By Horizon

In last post we saw the Investment Buckets by the teams for Quarterly Releases and how those are managed or percentages allocated. Now let’s focus on a higher picture of investment by horizon ie for a multi year product budget allocation.

Strategically the LOBs decide on their…


So what is the next steps for this Cadence based work or EPIC based management and the budgeting of it. It could look something like this , ie step wise funding based on the LOB. The planned allocation is based on the LOBs . …


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Let’s try to understand how the typical traditional Project Plan at Project/Portfolio level works. This will give us some insight into how the detailed and NOT comprehensive view of the Project Plan gives details but lacks what is called Overhead and Unproductive work. …


You must have experienced this if you have managed projects or portfolios in your organisation. At the end of the year with annual budgeting systems, funding decisions are project-based, ie budgets are allocated on a per-project basis. BUs present their ideas to the PMO in an APM. The IT dept…


In last post , we described DevOps and its various principles or pillars. Let’s check Google SRE which focuses primarily on service management.

SRE:

From Googles owns SRE site “A primary building block of Google’s approach to service management is the composition of each SRE team. As a whole, SREs…


In todays world , DevOps, SRE (Site Reliability Engineering), Agile, CI/CD and a variety of other software engineering techniques are all examples of Agile ways to do business. None of the elements in these engineering techniques are easily separable from each other, and this is essentially plays a continuum role…


For IT , we have methodologies and frameworks , while there are challenges in understanding which framework or methodology to use there are even bigger challenges in understanding the difference between these methodology and frameworks. But these IT management frameworks like ISO and ITIL are generic and are tailored to…


DevOps accelerates Dev and Ops flow and shorten but enhances the feedback loops with in the Dev cycle. This, along with Agile incremental and small-loop approaches has led to ‘continuous’ activities or processes and what is called ‘functions’ throughout the software delivery life cycle or management. …


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6: Demo the Arch : Thinking of Demoing to Stakeholders ?, will they understand, criticise , look naive etc , anyway note that they’re paying for architecture and they should try and understand the complexity and infrastructural demands of their products. …


Most of the dev teams don’t want to overbuild the system based on future platforms/requirements/changes etc but they do want to think about the future. Thus the question comes to fore is what is the right balance.

Some principles :

1) Keep it simple : Engineers loves complexity but this…

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