User Experience is part of a collaborative, self-contained and balanced team that has all the necessary roles to be wholly responsible for building the right thing, and building the thing right.User experience runs deep, is way more than the UI, and starts in the abstract with the strategy.
At the recent Agile Australia conference InfoQ interviewed Renee Troughton about the theme of the conference, her experiences with large scale agile adoption and using non-violent communication in coaching.
The book This is Agile: Beyond the basics. Beyond the Hype. Beyond Scrum by Sander Hoogendoorn covers situations that enterprises can encounter when adopting agile, and provides solutions on how to deal with them. It is a translation of the Dutch book Dit is Agile. InfoQ interviewed Sander about managing agile projects, balancing the work in iterations, and different kinds of agile approaches.
The Agile India 2014 conference was held in Bangalore at the end of February. Naresh and Pramod wrote this summary of the conference.
Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.
The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2
We all want to have confidence in the software we create. We know that testing plays an important role. But, how do we go about leading a culture of effective testing? 3
Do you know why that bit about the TPS report in the movie Office Space is so funny? It is because we can all relate to it. We have all experienced it. 1
This article examines the dynamics of Kanban and how it works in the light of queuing theory. It analyses three case studies and reveals some basic and insightful ideas about how Kanban works.
Nadja Macht, Flow Manager and Coach at Jimdo, talks about balancing flow and slack time in teams, doing visual management with Kanban boards and deploying retrospectives for continuous improvement.
The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile.
A well managed backlog should contain a manageable set of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) that are of value to the customers & users of the resultant product. Keeping this list useful takes skill. 6