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  • 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

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 29, 2013

    Enterprises want early and frequent customer feedback to be able to understand their needs and be able to deliver products that create value for them. Brian Murray explains how Yammer uses Minimum Viable Products to test their business customer hypotheses, and why they focus so much attention on the architecture of their products.

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

    by Ben Linders on  Jul 23, 2013 1

    The essence of software engineering introduces the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative, and describes how it can be used in software development to understand and improve the way of working. It uses agile principles to support self-organizing teams in adopting agile and lean development practices. An interview with Ivar Jacobson, one of the authors and leaders of SEMAT.

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

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.

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