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  • Q&A with Sander Hoogendoorn on This is Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 19, 2014

    The book This is Agile: Beyond the basics. Beyond the Hype. Beyond Scrum by Sander Hoogendoorn covers situations that enterprises can encounter when adopting agile, and provides solutions on how to deal with them. It is a translation of the Dutch book Dit is Agile. InfoQ interviewed Sander about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.

  • Project Inception - How to Use a Single Meeting to Achieve Alignment

    by James Bayer on  Aug 12, 2014

    Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. High fidelity interactions with the whole team are far more effective for aligning a team than many emails, documents, and conference calls. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.

  • We don’t do that here

    by Joseph Flahiff on  Aug 01, 2014 1

    Do you need to make these three key shifts to unlock your agility? Since the early 1900s the 3Cs have ruled management practice. Do the 3Cs rule your organization, or are you FIT? The answer will determine your ability to deliver your ability to adapt and compete in today’s fast moving markets.

A JIRA List Is Not A Scrum Product Backlog

Posted by Craig Larman & Tim Born on  Jul 22, 2014

A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping this list useful takes skill. 6

Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.

Towards Agile CMMI Level 3: Requirement Development and Verification

Posted by Víctor Javier Jara López & Nicolás Afonso Alonso on  May 16, 2014

This article shows how to do requirement development in agile environments, covering concepts and offering examples of how an agile team could run CMMI for Development targeted at level 3.

Q&A with Robert Pankowecki on his book Developers Oriented Project Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 10, 2014

Robert Pankowecki is writing Developers Oriented Project Management, a book which aims to help professionals to improve project management practices and move towards more flat organizations.

Author Q&A: Portia Tung on The Dream Team Nightmare

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Mar 15, 2014

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.

Author Q&A – The Lean Mindset by Tom and Mary Poppendieck

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 18, 2014

The Lean Mindset by Mary and Tom Poppendieck is a collection of research results and case studies from companies applying lean in product development and delivery.

Solving the Gordian Knot of Chronic Overcommittment in Development Organizations

Posted by Rolf Häsänen and Morgan Ahlström on  Feb 13, 2014

Do you find it hard to say no when others ask you for help - even when you are already too busy? In this article, we examine the problem of chronic overcommitment, what causes it and some solutions. 2

Kanban’s service orientation agenda

Posted by Mike Burrows on  Jan 29, 2014

This second article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model explores the service orientation agenda: a much more outward-looking approach to change.

Interfacing between Linear Waterfall and Agile Approaches

Posted by Michael Nir on  Jan 21, 2014

Michael discusses ways to integrate agile & scrum approaches with linear management styles often required to achieve organizational control in large complex environments. 5

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