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 by the companies who need them the most. But worse than that, our popular agile methods are not actually agile themselves! This article proposes a new approach that recognizes and works around limitations in human cognition and decision making
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. From dealing with stakeholders, to how to improve coaching skills and how to help the team achieve a sustainable pace, the lessons come from many years of experience and will help you improve your performance as a Scrum Master.
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
Are you relying on the results of technical debt quantification tools? This article discusses why the technical debt quantification by such tools is inaccurate and incomplete; use them with care. 1
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.
Jennifer Sertl and Koby Huberman wrote a book taking a different approach to leadership. Their focus is on providing the tools to nurture agility through resilience, responsiveness and reflection.
The Scaled Professional Scrum framework of Scrum.org provides guidance to organizations engaging in efforts to scale their product development done through Scrum.
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.
For years now, Agile practices have been promising short iterations, fast releases, and software that gets out there sooner. But how can database development teams adapt, and where should they start? 2
How the Dutch Railways made the transition from large use cases completely written before development to Use Case 2.0 and why this helps them to deliver apps faster and with the right business value. 1