• Q&A on the Book Agile Impressions

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 07, 2015

    Gerald Weinberg shares his observations of the agile movement "where it came from, where it is now, and where it's going" in the book Agile Impressions. In the book he explores the agile basics and principles, discusses how he has seen them being violated, and offers ideas and examples for applying the agile principles.

  • Agile Introduction: are you a Laggard?

    by Donald J. Reifer on  Sep 05, 2015

    This paper portrays the world-wide state of agile method introduction throughout the world using data from 330 organizations on hundreds of developments. The paper concludes that those adopting agile today are late. They should accelerate their transformation efforts because they need to catch up to be competitive. It summarizes the results of analysis of data from 330 organizations globally.

  • A Year in Swarm

    by Danijel Arsenovski on  Sep 04, 2015

    The article tells a story of a small team of tightly-knit developers, a “human swarm”, who largely worked on a single screen and keyboard practicing mob programming, had no formally defined roles, performed no estimates, seldom worked on more than one task at a time and delivered a quality product to a satisfied customer.

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

Agile Goal Setting with OKR - Objectives and Key Results

Posted by Felipe Castro on  Aug 28, 2015

OKR (Objectives and Key Results) is a goal setting framework adopted by Silicon Valley companies that can complement Agile and Lean, creating an agile approach for setting goals and measuring value.

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.

Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

Posted by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development from 2 to 10 teams, It summarizes all key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable the scaling.

An Experiment: The GROWS™ Method

Posted by Andy Hunt on  Aug 19, 2015

Agile software development is in a rut. The most popular agile methods are consistently mis-applied, mis-understood, mis-used, and all too often abandoned. This article proposes a new approach.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

Q&A on “The Coaching Booster”

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 10, 2015

The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.

Gunther Verheyen on Scaled Professional Scrum – Nexus Framework

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 07, 2015

The Scaled Professional Scrum framework of provides guidance to organizations engaging in efforts to scale their product development done through Scrum.

Author Q&A on Agile Value Delivery - Beyond the Numbers

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 05, 2015

Larry Cooper and Jen Stone have written a book which provides advice and techniques for blending agile practices with portfolio, program and project management, taking a value focused approach.

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