The article Agile and SEMAT-Perfect Partners describes what the Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile. InfoQ interviewed Ivan Jacobson and Ian Spence about what SEMAT is and how agile teams can use it, and on combining Essence from SEMAT with other software engineering frameworks like SAFe, CMMI, etc.
Tim Ottinger's blog post I want Agile back earlier this year led to discussions in the agile community about the way that organizations are adopting agile and the services that the industry provides to supports them. Together with Ruud Wijnands he started "take back agile" which focuses on technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.
The Agile Consortium Belgium, Sirris and Agoria organized an event to share experiences with agile methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, visual management, XP, DSDM and Lean.
InfoQ did an interview with Ignace and Yves Hanoulle about their book "The Leadership Game", leadership styles, pair training and observing and giving feedback.
Experiences of a large group in a tier-one financial services firm adopting Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS). “Scrum-But” and various agile techniques had been used but now real change has been fuelled. 4
The people’s Scrum is a collection of essays on agile ideas and practices. InfoQ interviewed Tobias Mayer about people, teams and self organization with Scrum and about AgileLib.net.
Sharing scrum masters across teams sounds like a great way to cut costs and stretch limited budgets in agile organizations. But you might not be saving as much as you think – here’s why. 4
Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers, as Ole Jepsen explains in this interview.
Lean’s major concept is reducing waste: removing anything that is not adding value to the customer from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment. 2
A Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master. But as the team matures, is this still the case? This article proposes alternatives for mature delivery teams. 4
In this article, let’s discuss the kind of qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills you might need in a servant leader. 1