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 the right items at the right level of detail in the backlog takes careful management. This article presents some techniques for managing the backlog and provides examples from the authors' experiences.
This is a story about implementing Lean Software Development in a software vendor house for about 2 years, during which seven major changes have gradually been implemented that have helped the R&D department to remove waste from their software development process with encouraging results.
There is relatively little material on what self-organising teams are about and how to support them effectively. This first article from a series of on Leading Self-Organising Teams explores what self-organising teams are.
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.
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.
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.
InfoQ interviewed Tommy Norman about his introduction training on Scrum, roles, artifacts and events, User Stories and collaboration in teams, and on-line resources for learning more about agile.
An interview covering what Software Engineering Method and Theory (SEMAT) initiative adds to agile and how SEMAT can be used when organizations adopt agile.
An interview with Tim Ottinger and Ruud Wijnands about the way that organizations adopt agile, services provided by the industry, and the importance of technical practices and craftsmanship in agile.
Matt Winn, from J.P. Morgan’s securities group, Singapore describes his own perspective of using Large-Scale Scrum to create significant change within a tier-one financial services firm.
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.