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  • The 4 Questions of a Retrospective and Why They Work

    by Laura M. Waite and Collin Lyons on  Jul 08, 2013 1

    A Retrospective is a valuable way to improve how your team works together by reflecting on what has come before and using what you have learned to move ahead together. The authors present a structure with four simple questions to help you get started with using retrospectives in your team environment.

  • Dialogue Sheets Revisited

    by Allan Kelly on  Apr 22, 2013

    Last year Allan Kelly wrote an InfoQ article about a tool for retrospectives - Dialogue Sheets. A year and over 2000 downloads later he looks at how they are being used and ways they have been adapted in the wild.

  • DevOps @ Nokia Entertainment

    by John Clapham on  Jan 31, 2013

    DevOps@Nokia Entertainment is the first article of the “DevOps War Stories” series. Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption.

Interview and Book Review: Essential Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 04, 2012

Essential Scrum by Kenny Rubin is a book about getting more out of Scrum. It’s an introduction to Scrum and its values, principles and practices, and a source of inspiration on how to apply it.

Agile Performance Reviews

Posted by Ryan Hagan on  Nov 09, 2012

In an Agile business annual performance reviews seem old fashioned. Why would we wait one year to get feedback? Ryan Hagan offers a manageable, individual approach to reviews. 2

Interview and Book Review : The Retrospective Handbook

Posted by Anand Vishwanath on  Sep 17, 2012

Patrick Kua has recently published The Retrospective Handbook which provides practical advice on how to make retrospectives much more effective. 1

The Agile Project Manager — Voilà: The Great Reveal

Posted by Robert Galen on  Jun 11, 2012

Certified Scrum Master training tells us we must conduct Reviews (aka Demo's) at the end of every Sprint. Rarely do we get guidance on how to have a great Sprint Review. 5

Dialogue Sheets: A new tool for retrospectives

Posted by Allan Kelly on  Jan 03, 2012

Dialogue sheets allow teams to hold facilitator-less retrospectives. They promote self-organization and encourage everyone to speak in the exercise. Resulting in great levels of participation. 10

The Retrospective Practice as a Vehicle for Leading Conceptual Change

Posted by Orit Hazzan and Yael Dubinsky on  Jun 14, 2011

This paper tells the story of the adaption process of agile software development with a focus on one mechanism – retrospective – we employ to guide team members realize the needed change.

Book Excerpt: Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

Posted by Lyssa Adkins on  Jun 15, 2010

In this article, excerpted from the book Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins shows you how to activate the journey toward high performance in an Agile team in both provocative and practical ways.

An Introduction to Lean Thinking for Software

Posted by Jacky Li on  Jun 23, 2008

For developers and leaders only familiar with Scrum or XP, Lean may be a bit of a mystery. Here's an introduction to Lean Thinking and how it enhances software development. 7

The Three M's - The Lean Triad

Posted by Roman Pichler on  Feb 27, 2008

Lean thinking aims to reduce waste (in Japanese: muda), overburden (muri) and unnecessary variation (mura). Roman Pichler proposes addressing overburden as the first step toward a leaner process. 8

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