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  • Why Do We Need Self-Organising Teams?

    by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 09, 2014 2

    Change is the only constant in our world and “business agility” is demanded. Our old maps for running organisations are no longer valid; we need new ones based on systemic thinking. This second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams.

  • Leading a Culture of Effective Testing

    by Wes McClure on  Aug 06, 2014 3

    We all want to have confidence in the software we create. We know that testing plays an important role. Assuming we've overcome the hurdle of learning the various ways to test, what's still missing that inhibits us from having confidence in what we do? How do we go about leading a culture of effective testing?

  • We don’t do that here

    by Joseph Flahiff on  Aug 01, 2014 1

    Do you need to make these three key shifts to unlock your agility? Since the early 1900s the 3Cs have ruled management practice. Do the 3Cs rule your organization, or are you FIT? The answer will determine your ability to deliver your ability to adapt and compete in today’s fast moving markets.

How Kanban Works

Posted by Amr Noaman Abdel-Hamid on  Jul 31, 2014

This article examines the dynamics of Kanban and how it works in the light of queuing theory. It analyses three case studies and reveals some basic and insightful ideas about how Kanban works.

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.

Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 24, 2014

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.

A JIRA List Is Not A Scrum Product Backlog

Posted by Craig Larman & Tim Born on  Jul 22, 2014

A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping this list useful takes skill. 6

Seven Changes to Remove Waste From Your Software Development Process

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Jul 21, 2014

A story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house with seven major changes that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process. 4

What Are Self-Organising Teams?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Jul 18, 2014

This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are. 3

HaMIS: One 24/7 Product and Four Scrum Teams, Four Years Later

Posted by Viktor Grgic on  Jul 17, 2014

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 Roadmap to Agile Documentation

Posted by Ester F. Gonçalves on  Jul 15, 2014

This article presents an agile approach to the production of different types of documentation, in different phases of an application lifecycle, and adapted to the different target audiences.

Cynefin 101 – An Introduction

Posted by Greg Brougham on  Jul 09, 2014

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

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