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  • Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

    by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

    Many agile teams suffer from the mismatch of agile and organizational leadership with the latter being reflected by the organizational hierarchy. This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

  • The Hierarchy of Needs

    by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015 2

    What may be valuable to customers whom you do not even know in an unstructured and completely individualized market? This article suggests prioritizing your backlog using an enhanced quality model based on Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix and give those features highest priority in your backlog.

  • Using Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) with Feature Teams to Ship Your Product Every Sprint

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 15, 2015

    An interview with Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility. Larman also explained how organizations can work with feature teams, and gave examples of how teams and stakeholders can be in direct contact with their customers and users and can work together to ship their product every sprint.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

Posted by Craig Smith on  Nov 17, 2014

"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

More Than LeSS

Posted by Thomas Spielhofer on  Oct 12, 2014

This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects. 5

DevOps @ Spotify

Posted by Mattias Jansson on  Apr 19, 2013

In this article we learn how lessons learned from the DevOps movement have permeated engineering management at Spotify. The result is a healthy Potlac with team leader, product owner and agile coach.

Interview and Book Review: Essential Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 04, 2012

Essential Scrum by Kenny Rubin is a book about getting more out of Scrum. It’s an introduction to Scrum and its values, principles and practices, and a source of inspiration on how to apply it.

My Experience as a QA in Scrum

Posted by Priyanka Hasija on  Jul 17, 2012

The QA role in Scrum is much more than writing tests and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned while serving as a QA in Scrum. 33

Working with the Product Backlog

Posted by Roman Pichler on  Aug 04, 2010

Roman Pichler discusses the product backlog along with techniques for grooming, applying, and scaling it on large projects. Chapter excerpt from Roman's book: Agile Product Management with Scrum. 6

How Product Management Must Change to Enable the Agile Enterprise

Posted by Catherine Connor on  Nov 30, 2009

This article provides an overview of a successful product management transition to Agile, the most common pitfall to avoid and proposed solutions to the new challenges that arise. 4

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