There are different types of pivots possible in lean startup, which help you to decide whether to persevere or pivot during product development. They each with their own purpose and ways to use them. Let’s explore some of them to see when and how you can pivot? Or maybe have to decide that it’s better to quit?
The priority game is an exercise which Michael Franken did at the GOTO Amsterdam 2013 conference, to make large backlogs manageable. He showed how Scrum can help you to focus and remove waste by not making things that are probably never used by customers.
Educational technology is developing itself, and startups are entering markets with new apps and creative commons content. Speakers shared their experiences on education and gaming and finding the right fit for an EdTech startup, at the GOTO Amsterdam 2013 conference.
An exploration on how project management with Scrum and the project management process areas of the Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development are related.
VersionOne recently released the results of their State of Agile Development Survey for 2012, and once again it proved to be an interesting indicator of Agile adoption and trends.
Thoughtworks recently published a whitepaper including a maturity model for continuous delivery (or CD) as a response to research indicating that most companies understand the importance of innovation, but are not able to deliver software quickly enough to meet the needs of business leaders.
When you have a large backlog with many user stories, structuring a product backlog with story maps or process maps can help to keep an overview and see the bigger picture.
Agile teams sometimes struggle with the planning of pure technical tasks that have no direct value for the user of a system, but have to be done to deliver working software. Should you create user stories to handle such technical tasks and technical debt, or not?
There is a need for the public sector to adopt agile software development methods. Two case studies which show how agile has been used for the FBI, and at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
VersionOne have announced the next release of their Application Lifecycle Management product, with a focus on providing capabilities that directly support the activities of development teams, while still servicing the need for larger organization-wide consolidation and reporting. VersionOne CEO Robert Holler spoke to InfoQ about the Fall 2012 product release.
A new "Scrum Kickoff Planner" has just been released by Adam Weisbart with the aim of facilitating team discussion around the important facets of starting a new Agile team or project.
In his recent blog posting “Planning Poker: Avoiding Fallacies in Effort Estimate” Hayim Makabee discusses a common problem of effort estimation called planning fallacy and why planning poker helps to avoid it.
Earlier this week Jim Bird from BIDS Trading Technologies posted a blog article about the differences between Agile and Lean approaches to planning and decision making.
At the recent Agile Australia conference Agile coach Renee Troughton spoke about her experiences changing the governance model at large organizations in Australia and New Zealand. Other commentators talk about the need for "Fluid IT" and discuss governance models that radically change or remove the need for the PMO.
Over 850 delegates crammed into the Hilton on the Park Hotel in Melbourne last week for Agile Australia 2012 to share experiences and learn from over 75 of Australia and New Zealand's most experienced Agile practitioners.