Mitch Lacey has written the book The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year in which he presents advice on how to implement many of the Scrum and XP practices. Shane Hastie from InfoQ reviewed the book and asked the author some questions about the approach. The publishers have made a sample chapter available for InfoQ readers.
The QA role in Scrum is much more than just writing test cases and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned over the past 2 years while serving as a QA analyst on a Scrum team. She explains how QAs not only perform agile tests but also fill many other roles and responsibilities, earning them a place of importance on the team.
Certified Scrum Master training tells us we must conduct Reviews (aka Demo's) at the end of every Sprint. Rarely do we get guidance on how to have a great Sprint Review. 5
In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership and the principal characteristics of a Servant Leader. 6
In the second of two articles Claudio talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and explains the process whereby he "became unnecessary" as team cohesion emerged. 6
In the first of two articles Claudio talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and how empowerment, refinement and facilitation enable the free flow of knowledge and value. 8
Michael de la Maza shows how the latest neuroscience findings support agile software development and that there are good brain-based reasons why agile is so effective. 15
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4
Sean recounts the story of how he learned the value of limiting work in progress and removing blockages to allow the flow of work in an IT server lab, and how he applies these lessons in Scrum. 1
In this interview, Ben Linders explores with author William E. Perry his motivation for writing the book iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team and the challenges teams face and learn to deal with.
Mike Beedle states that agile is in a state of contradiction, we need to focus on quality to prevent poor implementations tarnishing the reputation of good agile practices. 3