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  • The Sustainability Agenda in Kanban

    by Mike Burrows on  Jan 06, 2014

    This first article in the series on the Kanban “nine values, three agendas” model, explores the sustainability agenda: a common approach to Kanban adoption at the level of individuals and teams, often motivated by the need for relief from unsustainable practices and workloads. This sustainability agenda draws on the Kanban values transparency, balance, and collaboration.

  • Retrospectives Applied as “PROspectives"

    by Hans-Peter Korn on  Dec 28, 2013 12

    We can view situations in our work as opportunities from which to learn how to better handle similar situations in future, by looking back and asking “How will I deal with future situations like this to improve my results?” PROspectives help us to reflect more often, independently of acute, unexpected problems and without time pressure, to uncover ideas for future improvements.

  • Scrum for Education - Experiences from eduScrum and Blueprint Education

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 21, 2013

    Schools use Scrum to help students to learn more effectively and develop themselves in an enjoyable way. The self-organized student teams work in sprints to learn subjects and evolve the learning process. Results from the agile way of working are improved quality of education, higher grades and motivated students. InfoQ interviewed people from several schools involved in teaching with Scrum.

Interview with Brian Murray from Yammer about Lean Startup and using Minimum Viable Products

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 29, 2013

Enterprises want to understand customer needs and deliver products that create value. How Yammer test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus on the architecture of their products.

The Essence of Software Engineering: Book Review and Interview with Ivar Jacobson

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 23, 2013

The essence of software engineering introduces the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative which self-organizing teams can use to adopt agile and lean software development practices. 1

The 4 Questions of a Retrospective and Why They Work

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

A Retrospective is a great way to encourage your team or group to reflect on what has happened and plan for what’s ahead, constantly improving how you work together. This article provides some ideas. 1

Dialogue Sheets Revisited

Posted 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 in the wild.

DevOps @ Nokia Entertainment

Posted by John Clapham on  Jan 31, 2013

This article is part of the "DevOps War Stories" series.Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, what worked and what didn’t and 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

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