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  • Q&A with Sander Hoogendoorn on This is Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 19, 2014

    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.

  • Agile India 2014 – A Report

    by Naresh Jain and Pramod Sadalage on  Aug 16, 2014

    The Agile India 2014 conference was held in Bangalore at the end of February with 1236 Attendees from 28 different countries. We had attendees playing 342 different roles from 226 different companies sharing, learning, networking and enabling the community to improve their agility.

  • Project Inception - How to Use a Single Meeting to Achieve Alignment

    by James Bayer on  Aug 12, 2014

    Before you start a project, achieving team alignment is essential for efficacy and efficiency. High fidelity interactions with the whole team are far more effective for aligning a team than many emails, documents, and conference calls. This article describes how to do a single full-day inception meeting to get the extended team aligned.

Why Do We Need Self-Organising Teams?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 09, 2014

The second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams. 2

Leading a Culture of Effective Testing

Posted by Wes McClure on  Aug 06, 2014

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

We don’t do that here

Posted by Joseph Flahiff on  Aug 01, 2014

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

How Kanban Works

Posted by Amr Noaman Abdel-Hamid on  Jul 31, 2014

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.

Q&A with Nadja Macht on Innovation, Flow and Continuous Improvement

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 28, 2014

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.

Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 24, 2014

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 JIRA List Is Not A Scrum Product Backlog

Posted by Craig Larman & Tim Born on  Jul 22, 2014

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

Seven Changes to Remove Waste From Your Software Development Process

Posted by Cecil Dijoux on  Jul 21, 2014

A story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house with seven major changes that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process. 4

What Are Self-Organising Teams?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Jul 18, 2014

This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are. 3

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