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  • More Than LeSS

    by Thomas Spielhofer on  Oct 12, 2014

    While the agile community has come up with refreshingly new approaches to scale agile methods, these models still seem to fall short in addressing the organizational complexity around large projects. This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects.

  • Three Practical Guidelines for Business Decisions

    by Michael Nir on  Oct 09, 2014

    You will find 3 practical Agile rules to combine top-down problem-decisions (project waterfall like approaches) and local problem-decisions (Agile project approach) in this article. The three are: implement simple local rules, define Strategic top down rules and promote a visual problem view. These are an excerpt from Michael's book: Agile Decisions, Driving Effective Agile Decisions in Business

  • Shadow IT Risk and Reward

    by Chris Haddad on  Oct 08, 2014

    Chris Haddad explains in this article what Shadow IT is, what role it plays in the enterprise and why Enterprise IT needs to embrace it, adapt and address Shadow IT requirements, autonomy, and goals.

The Agile Coaches' Coach Shares Her View on SAFe

Posted by Lyssa Adkins on  Oct 06, 2014

This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 18

Working Together, Sitting Apart

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Oct 05, 2014

This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.

Book Review and Q&A on Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2014

The book Being Agile: Your Roadmap to Successful Adoption of Agile by Mario E. Moreira aims to help organizations to adopt and agile mindset and culture to deploy agile methods and practices.

DevOps in Telecoms – Is It Possible?

Posted by Joachim Bauernberger on  Sep 30, 2014

Joachim Bauernberger shares his experience working in the Telecom industry and reminds us how DevOps can help further improve what Agile started in a hardware dependent world.

Six Agile Method Take Aways from the Reifer 2014 Quantitative Analysis of Agile Methods Study

Posted by Donald J. Reifer on  Sep 26, 2014

This condensed white paper summarizes seven ‘trends and take-aways’ taken from the report entitled “Quantitative Analysis of Agile Methods” report that compared the performance of project approaches.

Q&A on Kanban in Action

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 23, 2014

The book Kanban in Action provides ideas for applying kanban to visualize work, track progress and limit work in process, metrics for improvement, and games and exercises to learn kanban principles.

Applying the 4Cs Map to Enhancing Team Performance

Posted by Salah Elleithy on  Sep 19, 2014

The 4C Map is a brain-based instructional design model that stands for Connections, Concept, Concrete Practice and Conclusion. This article shows how this applies to enhancing team performance.

Creating a Culture of Quality

Posted by Jonathan Levene on  Sep 18, 2014

We all want to delight customers with a quality product, and many companies focus on process to reach quality goals. But culture eats process for breakfast. How do you create a culture of quality?

Improving Data Management with the DMM

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 15, 2014

The CMMI Institute has launched the Data Management Maturity (DMM)SM model. It can be used to improve data management, helping organizations to bridge the gap between business and IT.

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