ThoughtWorks has recently open sourced their Continuous Delivery (CD) tool, called Go, having its origins in CruiseControl and providing a pipeline process that covers the entire code development process: continuous integration, testing and deploying.
Scrum of scrums can be used to scale the daily stand-up meeting when multiple teams are involved. Its purpose is to support agile teams in collaborating and coordinating their work with other teams. Several authors have shared views on scrum of scrums, with experiences of using them.
Random retrospective activity generator "Retr-O-Mat" now available as printed edition, contains 50 activities from various sources.
Mike Cohn explains why sometimes it is worth to present unfinished product backlog items during the sprint review meeting.
Raf Gemmail surveys recent commentary and presentations on the successes and failures of lean-startup methodology within both startups and big enterprise.
Agile retrospectives help teams to find and do actions to improve continuously. There are different ways to do follow up on the actions and to evaluate if actions are leading to better team performance and more value delivered to customers.
A report on how happiness index could be scaled out from team level to organization level. Frank Schlesinger, Corinna Baldauf and Stowe Boyd shared their experiences of scaling the happiness index and tools for implementation.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about their Agile Live Webinar series
The Agile Alliance has announced keynote speakers who will present at the Agile 2014 conference in Orlando, FL, USA. They are Aneesh Chopra, former and first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Diana Larsen, author, consultant and an authority on agile adoption, and Bjarte Bogsnes a leader in the Beyond Budgeting community
When adopting agile teams can use (external) coaches and mentors. But teams can also develop themselves by having team members mentoring and coaching each other. Team members can learn skills and abilities from other team members in multidisciplinary teams, enabling the team to grow as a whole and become self-organized.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the 8th State of Agile survey results which were recently released.
InfoQ spoke to VersionOne CEO Robert Holler about the features of the Winter 2014 release and their strategic investment themes.
To incrementally develop and deliver products using agile software development, requirements are gathered and organized into a product backlog. A requirement technique that is used in agile software development is use cases. Some techniques to apply use cases for managing product requirements in agile are use case 2.0, slicing and laminating.
Experimentation using for instance lean startup can help you learn about your customers and find out which features and product would be valuable. The value however comes from building products and actually delivering them to customers. You need to find ways to balance between experimentation and delivery.
A report on recent commentary by Mike Cohn, Thomas Cagley and others on the topic of team self-assembly and sustaining successful self-organising teams.