The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. Agile, with its focus on cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.
Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening had a chance to explore the ideas behind the Agile Base Patterns, looking at the underlying intent and goal of a wide range of agile practices. They discuss the implications of the Solve Systemic Problems pattern in detail and how doing so almost forces people in the ScrumMaster role to move into a coaching stance
This article explores how to do a New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives using a futurespective. It describes a team workshop where participants abstract themselves from the legacy of outstanding challenges and fly high dreaming the future, to see itself in a year from now and possibly derive some actions.
Why Agile didn't work? In this article Ping discusses know the pyramid structure of the 12 Agile principles and the managerial and technical support required for Agile to work. 11
What is an Agile Coach? What skills does a coach require? How do organizations support them? How does a coach make teams successful? We’ll apply our experience to answering these questions. 6
The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.
How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2
In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.
This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 20
The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.
Portia Tung answers questions about her "build your own adventure" book - The Dream Team Nightmare. Aimed at agile coaches and teams it presents a variety of scenarios for the reader to navigate.
InfoQ interviewed Bruno Sbille, a trainer and coach, about using leadership styles, visual management, and agile coaching.