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  • Why Do We Need Self-Organising Teams?

    by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 09, 2014 2

    Change is the only constant in our world and “business agility” is demanded. Our old maps for running organisations are no longer valid; we need new ones based on systemic thinking. This second article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams discusses why we need self-organising teams.

  • Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

    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. InfoQ interviewed Len about supporting people in adopting agile practices, what it takes to become a catalyst, and how catalysts can start and energize change initiatives.

  • A JIRA List Is Not A Scrum Product Backlog

    by Craig Larman & Tim Born on  Jul 22, 2014 5

    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 the right items at the right level of detail in the backlog takes careful management. This article presents some techniques for managing the backlog and provides examples from the authors' experiences.

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. 3

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. 2

HaMIS: One 24/7 Product and Four Scrum Teams, Four Years Later

Posted by Viktor Grgic on  Jul 17, 2014

This is a story about four cross-functional scrum/DevOps/feature teams delivering and managing a business-critical 24/7 system used by vessel-traffic services operators and many other users.

Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

Posted by Sander Hoogendoorn on  Jul 05, 2014

There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects, with a backlog-item-oriented workflow treating sprints as iterations.

Q&A and Book Review of Scrum For The Rest of Us

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 20, 2014

Brian Rabon wrote the book Scrum for the rest of us which describes Scrum without using information technology jargon aimed at all kinds of teams that want to use Scrum for managing projects.

Video Lesson Introducing Scrum and Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 09, 2014

InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.

Using SEMAT in Agile Adoption

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 03, 2014

An interview covering what Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile.

Taking Back Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 29, 2014

An interview with Tim Ottinger and Ruud Wijnands about the way that organizations adopt agile, services provided by the industry, and the importance of technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.

An interview with Matt Winn on JP Morgan’s Agile Transformation

Posted by Stuart Turner on  May 27, 2014

Matt Winn, from J.P. Morgan’s securities group, Singapore describes his own perspective of using Large-Scale Scrum to create significant change within a tier-one financial services firm.

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