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  • A JIRA List Is Not A Scrum Product Backlog

    by Craig Larman & Tim Born on  Jul 22, 2014 6

    A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping the right items at the right level of detail in the backlog takes careful management. This article presents some techniques for managing the backlog and provides examples from the authors' experiences.

  • Cynefin 101 – An Introduction

    by Greg Brougham on  Jul 09, 2014 2

    This paper is to introduces the Cynefin model and its practices which can be used to address the uncertainty of the modern world. The practices that are introduced can be used to compliment traditional approaches to project, programme and portfolio management. This provides a more comprehensive approach that reflects the needs of management in an ever more uncertain world.

  • Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

    by Sander Hoogendoorn on  Jul 05, 2014

    There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects. Because executing sprints as small projects often does not lead to the desired results, it is more effective to apply a backlog-item-oriented workflow and to treat sprints as iterations.

Making an Impact on 7000 Orphanages

Posted by Ahmad Fahmy on  Jun 28, 2014

Ahmad presents a set of techniques that can be applied in strategic workshops or an initial product backlog session. He tells the story of a workshop where these techniques were used in Egypt.

Article Series: Configuration Management Tools

Posted by João Miranda on  Jun 27, 2014

Configuration management is the foundation that makes modern infrastructure possible. Tools that enable configuration management are required in the toolbox of any operations team.

Ansible’s View on IT Automation

Posted by Michael DeHaan on  May 31, 2014

Michael DeHaan, creator of Ansible, introduces the IT automation system, its guiding goals and the philosophy behind its community. Michael uses a simple but common scenario to demonstrate Ansible.

Exploring the ENTIRE DevOps Toolchain for (Cloud) Teams

Posted by Richard Seroter on  May 28, 2014

Once the cultural DevOps transformation is under way, how can teams shipping cloud (or on-premises) applications use the full suite of DevOps technologies to simplify delivery and management at scale? 2

Exchanging Industry Experiences with Agile Methodologies

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 23, 2014

The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.

5 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from Agile Engineering Practices Today

Posted by Debbie Madden on  May 20, 2014

Companies that master the art of building software will have a great competitive advantage. Learn 5 ways your business can use Agile Engineering Practices to gain this competitive edge. 4

Database Continuous Delivery

Posted by Yaniv Yehuda on  May 08, 2014

Scripting database objects change-scripts is a risky thing to automate. A better solution needs to be implemented in the shape of Continuous Delivery and DevOps for database.

Kanban on Track - Evolutionary Change Management at the Swiss Railways

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker, Mike Beyer on  Apr 28, 2014

Swiss Railways employed Kanban to transform a department from disappointing performance to predictable efficiency through a series of incremental improvements. A report of their two year journey. 4

Culture is the True North - Scaling at Jimdo

Posted by Arne Roock on  Apr 24, 2014

A lot of the pain that large and medium-sized organizations are facing boils down to scaling. At Jimdo, the approach to scaling relies on three major factors: culture, communication, and kaizen.

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