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  • Q&A on Kanban in Action

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 23, 2014

    The book Kanban in Action by Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén is a practical introduction for using kanban to manage work. It provides ideas for applying kanban to visualize work and track progress, to limit work in process, and on how to use metrics for improvement. It also provides games and exercises to learn the kanban principles.

  • Boost Potential with Shared Authority and Lean Management

    by Walid Farag on  Sep 11, 2014

    Shared leadership is a modern and exciting way to lead and manage. The goal of sharing authority within a team of leaders is to maximize the use of all capabilities and ideas in the organization. It does not force change upon the organizational structure, but builds on the existing structure and makes the best of it. In this article Walid Farag explores shared leadership and provides a case study.

  • Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Management 3.0 Workout

    by Ben Linders on  Sep 09, 2014

    The book Management 3.0 Workout by Jurgen Appelo contains games, practices, stories and tools that can be used to improve management in organizations. Managers can use the book to develop skills for servant leadership and increase employee engagement. Agile teams can adopt management practices described in the book to improve team work and collaboration helping them to become self-organizing.

What Is Leading Self-Organising Teams All About?

Posted by Sigi Kaltenecker and Peter Hundermark on  Aug 25, 2014

The third article from a series on Leading Self-Organising Teams covers what it means to lead a self-organising team.

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

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

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.

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