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  • DevOps @ Spotify

    by Mattias Jansson on  Apr 19, 2013

    This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. In this issue we learn how lessons learned from DevOps have permeated engineering management at Spotify. The result is a healthy Potlac with team leader, product owner, agile coach.

  • Evaluating Agile and Scrum with Other Software Methodologies

    by Capers Jones on  Mar 20, 2013 19

    Historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy. In this article, Capers Jones compares Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics.

  • What Scrum Master Are You Hiring?

    by Johanna Rothman on  Mar 11, 2013 17

    Have you looked at some of the ads for Scrum Masters lately? Some ads include the need for PMPs or they say they will give you a bonus if you complete the project at a certain time or to someone’s satisfaction.

Self-Organizing Organizations (For Real)

Posted by Emmanuel Gaillot on  Mar 04, 2013

All you’ve ever wanted to know about self-organized companies, without daring actually run one. 6

Interview and Book Review: Essential Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 04, 2012

Essential Scrum by Kenny Rubin is a book about getting more out of Scrum. It’s an introduction to Scrum and its values, principles and practices, and a source of inspiration on how to apply it.

Book Review: The Scrum Field Guide

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 26, 2012

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.

My Experience as a QA in Scrum

Posted by Priyanka Hasija on  Jul 17, 2012

The QA role in Scrum is much more than writing tests and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned while serving as a QA in Scrum. 32

The Agile Project Manager — Voilà: The Great Reveal

Posted by Robert Galen on  Jun 11, 2012

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

The Leadership Challenge

Posted by Badri Srinivasan on  Apr 20, 2012

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

The Day I Became Unnecessary - Part 2

Posted by Claudio Kerber on  Apr 09, 2012

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

The Day I Became Unnecessary - Part 1

Posted by Claudio Kerber on  Mar 27, 2012

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

Your Brain on Scrum

Posted by Michael de la Maza on  Feb 02, 2012

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

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