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  • Agile Goal Setting with OKR - Objectives and Key Results

    by Felipe Castro on  Aug 28, 2015

    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).

  • Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

    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. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with kanban, and getting results with kanban.

  • Scaling Mobile at XING: Platform, Framework and Domain Teams

    by Alexey Krivitsky on  Aug 26, 2015

    This article describes learning from XING on how to scale mobile development in a way so that as many teams as needed could contribute to development of mobile apps (on both iOS and Android platforms) and at the same time keep the apps consistent, stable and shiny. It summarizes all key decisions and structural changes they made in order to enable scaling mobile from 2 to 10 teams.

An Experiment: The GROWS™ Method

Posted by Andy Hunt on  Aug 19, 2015

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.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

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.

Q&A on “The Coaching Booster”

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 10, 2015

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.

Gunther Verheyen on Scaled Professional Scrum – Nexus Framework

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 07, 2015

The Scaled Professional Scrum framework of Scrum.org provides guidance to organizations engaging in efforts to scale their product development done through Scrum.

Author Q&A on Agile Value Delivery - Beyond the Numbers

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Aug 05, 2015

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.

Making a Difference: a Case Study of Change in the Public Sector

Posted by Helen Walton on  Jul 30, 2015

Take a demoralized group, inadequate tools and a low-trust culture – now transform under intense performance pressure in just 6 months. Impossible? Read this story of change in the public sector.

Downscaling SAFe

Posted by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015

This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 4

Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 21, 2015

While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility.

Developing a High Capacity Network Gateway with LeSS

Posted by Ran Nyman on  Jul 15, 2015

This report summarizes how the Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework was used in developing a high capacity network gateway and how to grow R&D from 2 co-located teams to 20+ teams.

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