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  • Q&A on Save our Scrum

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 20, 2015

    The book Save our Scrum by Matt Heusser and Markus Gärtner provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble and find better ways to use Scrum. An interview about the knowledge level of people that are doing Scrum and "saving Scrum", pursuing business value, how Scrum fails, and adopting and tailoring Scrum.

  • Leadership, Mentoring and Team Chemistry

    by Michael Biven on  Sep 17, 2015

    How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.

  • Why Agile Didn’t Work

    by Chen Ping on  Sep 15, 2015 9

    Why Agile didn't work? In this article Ping discusses the pyramid structure of the 12 Agile principles and the managerial and technical support you need to provide for Agile to work. She uses real-life examples to illustrate some common issues encountered in implementing Agile, and offers some solutions on how to detect and fix these issues.

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

Posted 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.

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.

Agile Coaching - Lessons from the Trenches

Posted by Gene Gendel & Erin Perry on  Aug 14, 2015

What is an Agile Coach? What skills does a coach require? How do organizations support them? How does a coach make teams successful? We’ll apply our experience to answering these questions. 6

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.

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.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Inviting over Imposing Agile

Posted by Daniel Mezick on  Apr 11, 2015

We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Agile started spreading “bottom-up”, then shifted from teams to executives and recently to consultancy for large enterprises. What will be next?

Enterprise Agility Through Culture

Posted by Ben Linders on  Apr 06, 2015

Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.

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