Cole, University Of California-Berkeley In this paper Cole explores many concepts, including continuous improvement, continuous innovation, discontinuous innovation, incrementalism, exploitation, and exploration. He reviews the many benefits of continuous improvement, as it is defined in traditional quality programs. Cole discusses many organizational challenges arising from hypercompetition, working at an accelerated pace, uncertainty, the infusion of new technology, and the impact of software and information technology. Above all, he focuses on alternative ways to creatively build quality improvement through continuous innovation into the development process.
Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. As illustrated in Figure 1, the pipeline consists of four dimensions: The first three elements of the pipeline CE, CI, and CD work together to support delivery of small batches of new functionality, which are then released in accordance with market demand.
Details Buildings and maintaining a Continuous Delivery Pipeline provides each ART with the ability to deliver new functionality to users far more frequently than with current processes.
For others, continuous may mean weekly or monthly releases—whatever the market demands. Using a satellite as an example, the elements of the system are comprised of the satellite, the ground station, and a web farm that feeds the acquired satellite data to end users.
Some elements may be released daily—perhaps the web farm functionality.
Other elements, like the hardware components of the satellite itself, may only be released every launch cycle. But they are rarely fast, automated, efficient and continuous.
In order to improve the pipeline, and to better understand where to focus the effort, the first step is to map the flow of value through the system.
Process Time is the time it takes to get work done in one step. In Figure 3, the work waits for 4 hours before the design begins, making the Lead Time 8 hours. Many times, delays are caused by poor quality upstream. This metric helps us identify the steps where poor quality occurs and its impact on flow.
Pipeline metrics Building the Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps Once the current flow is understood the continuous delivery pipeline can be established.
That is what enables the ability to release on demand. The SAFe continuous delivery pipeline model Figure 1 shows the flow of value through four dimensions: This represents a triple feedback loop, with value flowing to customers, while feedback and learning flow back to development to inform the decisions on what to build next.
The paragraphs below describe each dimension.
Continuous Exploration is focused on creating alignment for what needs to be built. It starts with an idea or a hypothesis to create something that will provide value to customers. Once the hypothesis is defined, the architecture must be articulated, and Features are defined and prioritized in the Program Backlog.
Continuous Integration focuses on building quality into the development process.Second, the limiting factors are identified for the continuous use of materials in multiple loops, meeting the two requirements in the C2C certification process that address the material level (i. Double-Loop Management: Making Strategy a Continuous Process by Robert S.
Kaplan and David P. Norton To ensure that your strategies are adapting to meet changing. T F The feedback loop suggests that strategic planning is ongoing; it never ends. TRUE T F Critics of formal planning systems argue that we live in a world in which uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity dominate, and in which small chance events can have a large and unpredictable impact on outcomes.
A continuous improvement plan is a set of activities designed to bring gradual, ongoing improvement to products, services, or processes through constant review, measurement, and action.
The Shewhart Cycle (known as PDCA, which stands for the Deming Cycle of Plan-Do-Check-Act), or an approach called Kaizen, are the two most well-known frameworks used to support continuous improvement.
2 The terms “continuous” and “ongoing” as used throughout this document mean that security controls and organizational risks risk tolerance, and security categorization, is essential to establishing an OA process.
Ongoing risk an ISCM strategy based on risk tolerance that maintains clear visibility into assets, awareness. Achieve Closed-Loop Employee Feedback for Better Performance. Kasanoff describes how executives tend to mistakenly approach employee feedback as a one-time “event” instead of an ongoing process in which they must also play a role.
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