Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum. An interview on what managers can do to give teams enough space to self-organize, the possible ROI of implementing Scrum and how to measure ROI, defining teams and anchoring Scrum in the organizational structure and systems, and much more.
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. Used by Google, Twitter and LinkedIn, OKR can help evolve the Agile Community and the Agile Manifesto itself from a focus on outputs (delivering features) to a focus on outcomes (delivering results).
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.
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.
The Four Spheres of Lean and Agile Transformation book by Thomas P. Wise and Reuben Daniel, is based on how management should create an organizational environment to implement Agile.
In the fourth article in the Conversation Patterns for Software Professionals series Michał Bartyzel focuses on asking the right questions. 3
The "Lean Enterprise" book authors discuss how traditional management practices fail to balance innovation and product exploitation as they require very different sets of capabilities.
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.
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.
Tathagat Varma, shares his experience of working as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level. This post explains how to lead without authority. 2
What is an Agile Coach? What skills does a coach require? How do organizations support them? How does a coach make teams successful? We’ll apply our experience to answering these questions. 6