The book fifty quick ideas to improve your user stories aims to help people to write better user stories, supporting teams in iteratively delivering products that satisfy the needs of their customers. InfoQ interviewed Gojko Adzic about the format of his new book, when and when not to use user stories, the ideas that the book provides, organizing product backlogs and prioritizing user stories.
Impact Mapping has taken off in the last few years from its roots in user experience strategy and design, and adopted by small startups and big enterprise software companies alike. All the recent popularity is providing an immense amount of front-line feedback, and helping to refine and improve the method. A new model proposes two key factors to consider for software delivery using impact maps.
In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds. An interview with Jeff about using Scrum outside software development, characteristics of great teams, increasing happiness, product owner teams, and on experiences from applying Scrum for education.
Pair programming can increase quality, velocity and even job satisfaction, and yet it is not a widely used practice today. Melinda shows how and why you should bring this practice into your team. 4
At the recent Agile 2014 conference Sam Guckenheimer gave the opening keynote on Microsoft Developer Division's transition to a continuous delivery model. After the talk he sat down with InfoQ.
This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects.
Learn to connect local Agile Kanban decision with a global constraining rule 3 best practices; find it in this extract from Michael's: Agile Decisions, Driving Effective Agile Decisions in Business
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
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.
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.
At the recent Agile Australia conference InfoQ spoke to Liam Brobst and Daniel Prager about using agile approaches and taking a frugal innovation approach to healthcare in Australia.
At the Agile Australia conference Michael Stange spoke about patterns of organisational resistance and how to incrementally make change to structures that enable agility