As agile software delivery practices and management evolve, so, too, do the roles. kanban has introduced the idea of managing flow, one of the method’s core practices. With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?
Programmers and business people should invest time and energy to understand each other and work together to fix problems in software delivery. Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters in agile, how focusing on architecture can improve collaboration and how technology can help us to avoid some of the organizational problems that teams experience.
The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile.
Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think – here’s why. 5
A Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master. But as the team matures, is this still the case? This article proposes alternatives for mature delivery teams. 4
In this article, let’s discuss the kind of qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills you might need in a servant leader. 1
Have you looked at some of the ads for Scrum Masters lately? Some ads include the need for PMPs or they say they will give you a bonus if you complete the project... 17
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.
In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership and the principal characteristics of a Servant Leader. 6
Scrum defines no role for a manager. Pete Deemer explores consequences and options for managers, including redefining the managerial role and appointing the manager as Scrum Master. 6