Ahmad presents a set of useful techniques that can be applied in strategic workshop or in an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of how the techniques were used in a strategy workshop held in Cairo for a NGO who seeks to raise the standards for all orphanages across Egypt.
Can you use Scrum outside software development? Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us, a distilled guide that describes the essence of Scrum. This book explains Scrum without using information technology jargon which makes it suitable for all kinds of teams that want to use the Scrum method for managing their projects.
In recent years there have been many attempts to offer the benefits of Agile to the whole organisation – not just development teams. Here, Helen Walton argues that becoming an Agile Organisation requires a radical revolution. The benefits are considerable, but few companies are truly prepared to take the plunge and instead focus on products and processes that ultimately disappoint.
An interview covering what Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile.
An interview with Tim Ottinger and Ruud Wijnands about the way that organizations adopt agile, services provided by the industry, and the importance of technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.
Matt Winn, from J.P. Morgan’s securities group, Singapore describes his own perspective of using Large-Scale Scrum to create significant change within a tier-one financial services firm.
The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.
The book "The Agile Culture" describes how you can develop a culture of energy and innovation, and provides tools to build trust, take ownership and deal with walls and resistance in organizations. 3
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.
Swiss Railways employed Kanban to transform a department from disappointing performance to predictable efficiency through a series of incremental improvements. A report of their two year journey. 4
InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about their book "The Leadership Game", leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
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.