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  • Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2015 1

    Water-Scrum-fall is usually described as an hybrid agile way of working. According to Andy Hiles water-Scrum-fall is a gated and phased delivery approach for software where Scrum is used as the main development management method. It can be used as a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation.

  • The First Few Months of a New Team

    by João Miranda on  Oct 30, 2015

    Last January, the OutSystems R&D group introduced a new team, called DevOps. Now that the team has been working together for a few months, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the journey so far and share it with the community. The article explains how we organized ourselves, shares some data from our first project and presents some of the major lessons we learned along the way.

  • Q&A on Save our Scrum

    by Ben Linders on  Oct 20, 2015

    The book Save our Scrum by Matt Heusser and Markus Gärtner provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble and find better ways to use Scrum. An interview about the knowledge level of people that are doing Scrum and "saving Scrum", pursuing business value, how Scrum fails, and adopting and tailoring Scrum.

Q&A with Bas Vodde on the LeSS Framework: Principles, Practices and Core Concepts

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Oct 17, 2015

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman framed and introduced Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), the scaling model. InfoQ interviewed Bas Vodde to discuss more about LeSS framework.

Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

Book Review and Author Q&A on Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 23, 2015

Sanjiv Augustine wrote Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, a book on scaling Agile methods. It is a short and informative book about scaling Agile methods.

Q&A on the Scrumban [R]Evolution

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 21, 2015

The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

Gunther Verheyen on Scaled Professional Scrum – Nexus Framework

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Aug 07, 2015

The Scaled Professional Scrum framework of provides guidance to organizations engaging in efforts to scale their product development done through Scrum.

Downscaling SAFe

Posted by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015

This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 4

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