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Thoughtworks embraces the individuality of the people in the organization and hence the opinions expressed in the blogs may contradict each other and also may not represent the opinions of Thoughtworks.

What Can You Do With Less?

In the heady days of the dot-com boom, it became common for investors to challenge would-be entrepreneurs with the question, “what can you do with more?” To the aspirant (and typically struggling) startup, the question was profound, if for no other reason than they were buried in the realities of trying to keep their own narrow universe from imploding on itself.

The question is still asked today, just in different ways. For example, the Wall Street Journal recently profiled the relationship between Masayoshi Son of Softbank and Adam Newmann of WeWork, specifically how Mr. Son prodded Mr. Newmann to pursue…

noreply@blogger.com (Ross Pettit)
1 August 2021

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An example: Integration Middleware Removal

To illustrate how these patterns work in practice, Ian, Rob, and James describe an example of how one of our teams used a number of Legacy Modernization Patterns to successfully replace integration middleware critical to the operation of their client's business as part of a larger legacy modernization programme. They combined patterns and refactorings to successfully manage risk to the business, and facilitate eating this particularly gristly part of the elephant.

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Martin Fowler
29 July 2021

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Feature Parity

On many occasions when my colleagues find themselves talking to IT executives they hear how the executives have a suite of aging applications built using soon to be, if not already end of life technologies. More often that not these systems are hosted in costly data centers managed by 3rd parties and with inflexible contracts. These applications are critical to the successful operation of the business, while at the same time being one of the largest sources of business and operational risk.

One approach in this situation is to try to minimize the impact of replacement on the broader organization…

Martin Fowler
27 July 2021

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Making Sense of Various Product Titles and Roles

Have the roles of Product Manager (ProMa), Product Owner, Technical Proma and other such variants of Product roles confused you? If you want to understand a bit more about how one is different from the other, then read on! Product Manager Roles Based on their background and key strength, there are four types of Product […]

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Dinker Charak
24 July 2021

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Objectives and Key Results – workshop session

Let’s understand the business scope of this engagement and align about its qualitative and quantitative metrics. The Objectives align with qualitative goals towards the vision. The Key Results are quantitative measurable outcomes working towards the Objectives. Objectives (Where do we want to go?) and Key Results (How do we know if we are getting there?) […]

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Paulo Caroli
22 July 2021

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Extract Product Lines

To do effective legacy displacement, we need to figure out how to break down the problem into manageable pieces. Extract Product Lines does this by identifying product lines and using them as the basis for migration.

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Martin Fowler
21 July 2021

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Patterns of Legacy Displacement

My colleagues do a lot of work that involves replacing legacy software systems. Three of my colleagues - Ian Cartwright, Rob Horn, and James Lewis - have started to capture their experience and advice for this is a collection of patterns. We begin with an overview article that lays out four main categories of activity that need to be done for a successful legacy displacement.

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Martin Fowler
20 July 2021

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MVP: how to build the Minimum Viable Product

MVP is an abbreviation of Minimal Viable Product, a simple yet powerful concept that quickly validates if you are moving in thethe right direction in terms of making a product that people love. Only three letters that have a very important meaning to successful entrepreneurs. MVP is the simplest version of a product that will […]

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Paulo Caroli
19 July 2021

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18 July 2021

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Ignoring Employee Experience (EX): A $900M Lesson for Enterprises

Background The good thing about buzzwords is that they make a concept accessible to many. Many Product Management buzzwords were popularized by Silicon Valley startups. A few of these buzzwords were quickly picked by enterprises too. Especially by a bold & courageous executive leading transformation within an enterprise. One such buzzword is Customer Experience (CX). […]

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Dinker Charak
17 July 2021

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MVP: conozca y aprenda a utilizar el producto minimo viable

MVP es una abreviatura del concepto de Minimal Viable Product que, en español, representa el producto mínimo viable. Solo tres letras que tienen un significado muy importante para emprender con éxito. MVP es la versión más simple de un producto que se creará y se pondrá a disposición de los usuarios para validar una idea […]

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Paulo Caroli
13 July 2021

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Livro é como um filho

Livro é realmente como um filho.   Quem é mãe, pai, tia, avô, madrinha, padrinho, ou tem muito amor por uma criança sabe do que estou falando.   Você adora receber elogios sobre a criança amada!   Com livro não é diferente.   Autores adoram receber elogios sobre seus livros.   Entretanto, diferente de filhos, […]

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Paulo Caroli
9 July 2021

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SCOR – Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, Risks

SCOR is a futurospective activity that helps the participants better plan their future based on the perceived strengths and challenges, as well as opportunities and risks ahead of them. It is a good activity for visualising and aligning on important strategic topics. Running the activity: Draw the four quadrants: Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, Risks Introduce the […]

Paulo Caroli
8 July 2021

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Using EnvoyFilters to Debug Requests

Using EnvoyFilter to debug HTTP requests, and locate those missing important tracing headers

Karl Stoney
7 July 2021

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[FunRetro] Organiza tus boards de retrospectives remotos

Acabamos de lanzar una nueva función para App.FunRetrospectives.com: gestión por grupos. A través de una interfaz muy intuitiva, puede: crear un grupo asociar un board de retrospective remoto a un grupo mover el board de una retrospectiva entre grupos comparte la URL del grupo con cualquiera Además, todas las retrospectivas que crea y en las […]

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Paulo Caroli
7 July 2021

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[FunRetro] Organize seus boards de retrospectiva remota

Acabamos de lançar uma nova funcionalidade para o App.FunRetrospectives.com: gestão de boards por grupos. Através de uma interface muito intuitiva, você pode: criar um grupo associar um board de retrospectiva remota a um grupo mover o board de uma retrospectiva entre os grupos compartilhar a URL do grupo com qualquer pessoa Além disso, todas as […]

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Paulo Caroli
7 July 2021

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One less fire to fight

Contrary to the name given, firefighters wish to prevent fires rather than fight fires. A lot of people in fire safety always think about prevention first then only about fighting methods. I had briefly worked in the space of safety systems, for an office building many fire safety protocols are in place like monitoring, automated […]

Vinod Kumaar R
7 July 2021

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Breaking news: group management feature is available to all FunRetrospectives.com users

We have just released this brand new cool feature for the App.FunRetrospectives.com: group management. Now it’s possible to group your retrospectives boards in a very intuitive interface where you can: create a group  associate a retrospective board to a group  move retrospectives board between groups  share group URL with anyone    Besides that, all retrospectives […]

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Paulo Caroli
6 July 2021

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Product Decision Records – An Important Tool for Enterprise Product Managers

Every decision has a context. Many times that context is ephemeral. In an enterprise setting products last a long time and teams see a lot of churn. Thus it is important to note the context under which a decision regarding the product was taken. Every decision needs a review. All decisions are taken at a moment in […]

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Dinker Charak
4 July 2021

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Project Management vs Product Management: A Flawed Conversation

Introduction A while ago, Manager vs Leader was a common topic. There were many tables comparing what a manager does vs what a Leader did. The Leader was the clear winner. The Manager, an obvious villain with very narrow and anti-employee attributes. This format helped in many ways. A simple comparator pushes the message far […]

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Dinker Charak
4 July 2021

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