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Agile Teams, from Good to Great

Posted by David Bulkin  on  Nov 22, 2012 1

David Bulkin introduces various agile practices to beginners interspersed with advice for advance practitioners.

Agile Planning

Posted by Amir Barylko  on  Jun 20, 2012

Amir Barylko introduces Agile principles, techniques, and practices that are meant to smooth the path to successful projects.

Understanding the Magic of Lean Product Development

Posted by Don Reinertsen  on  Jan 27, 2012

In this presentation Don Reinertsen examines some key lean methods including queue management, batch size reduction, WIP constraints, and cadence. He also discusses the governing economic tradeoffs and how these methods can be exploited by product developers.

Your Mileage May Vary

Posted by Stefan Apitz, Ernest Muller, Dan Nemec, Burzin Engineer, Kevin Rae  on  Jul 29, 2010

Experiences and lessons learned facing DevOps problems in the IT trenches (even if they weren’t calling it DevOps!). The good, the bad, the surprises, and ideas for the future.

Agile in the Waterfall Enterprise by Michele Sliger

Posted by Michele Sliger  on  Jun 19, 2008 8

In large organizations, it’s simply not practical to just "flip a switch" and have your IT department start doing agile all at once. In these situations, agile pilot teams and non-agile teams/departments find themselves having to figure out how to work together during the transition.

Leading the Agile Way: Duty. Honor. Delivery.

Posted by Mark Salamango & John Cunningham  on  Dec 31, 2007

Here is a story about Agile's use in a governmental organisation: at the 2006 APLN Leadership Summit Mark Salamango and John Cunningham looked at the problems and opportunities of introducing Agile in Army environments. True Agile practices cannot be 'commanded' or 'directed’ but frequent delivery offers Agile leaders a "soft" kind of power that is, in fact, very effective.

Homer's Odyssey or My Life as an Agile Consultant

Posted by Jean Tabaka  on  Sep 17, 2007

In this offbeat presentation from Agile2006, Jean Tabaka compares impediments and obstacles encountered by an Agile mentor with those detailed in Homer's classic. In this 73 minutes presentation, discover who plays which classical roles in Agile adoption: Cyclops, the Sirens, Poseidon, Circe, Cicones, the Lotus-Eaters, and even the good-and-faithful dog Argus.

Reflecting Forward – A Guided Agile Transition

Posted by David Hussman and Tor Stenstad  on  Aug 28, 2007 3

This half hour presentation looks at a Fortune 500 company's effort to achieve faster time to market by transitioning from RUP to Agile. At Agile2006 Hussman & Stenstad revealed the gradual process from readiness assessment and chartering through education and practice to the creation of an adaptive culture with a "living plan", sharing lessons learned along the way.

Scrum Boosts Effectiveness at the BBC

Posted by Andrew Scotland  on  Dec 20, 2006

In this conference talk Andrew Scotland tells how BBC's New Media division, characterized by a lot of uncertainty and emergent software process, decided to use Scrum to more effectively deliver software amidst all that change and uncertainty. Three years later - the difference is significant, and the journey was worthwhile.

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