There is relatively little material on what self-organising teams are about and how to support them effectively. This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are.
This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users, a compendium of topics that derive from our more than four years of agile and scrum practices at the Port of Rotterdam, one of the world's busiest ports.
The agile mindset lies on the premise that all the tasks in an application lifecycle create some kind of value to the client. But when it comes to documentation, teams can find it hard to find such value. This article provides an agile approach to the production of different types of documentation, in different phases of an application lifecycle, adapted to the different target audiences.
Introducing the Cynefin model and its practices which can be used to address the uncertainty of the modern world. The practices can be used to compliment project, programme and portfolio management 2
Search engines are developed using standard sets of test cases to measure the effectiveness of alternative approaches. This article talks about TREC project used to measure quality of search results.
There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects, with a backlog-item-oriented workflow treating sprints as iterations.
Rally Software and Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute (SEI) are researching the impact of agile software development practices. An interview wit Larry Maccherone and Jim McCurley. 1
Ahmad presents a set of techniques that can be applied in strategic workshops or an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of a workshop where these techniques were used in Egypt.
Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team.
When and how to apply architecture depends on the context. This article shows how you can give proper attention to architecture in an agile setting. Adaptability and conversation are the essentials. 3
Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.
An interview about applying strength-based techniques like appreciative inquiry, solution focused, positive deviance and 5-why's with Lean Six Sigma, and measuring performance in organizations.