Good leaders create an environment where self-organizing teams can thrive and create great products and services to delight their customers: that is what Ole Jepsen explains in this interview. At the XP Days Benelux conference he talked about truly leading people and the subtle but important differences between taking and giving control.
Lean’s major concept is about reducing waste, meaning anything in your production cycle that is not adding value to the customer is considered waste and should therefore be removed from the process. Steven Peeters explains how you can apply Lean principles in an IT environment.
Scrum common wisdom says a Scrum delivery team needs a dedicated Scrum Master (SM). For new teams, this make sense. But as teams mature, do they still need a dedicated SM? Can an SM have multiple teams? Can the team assume the role within themselves? This article proposes that for mature teams, a dedicated SM is no longer needed.
In this article, let’s discuss the kind of qualities, preferences, and non-technical skills you might need in a servant leader. 1
Interview with Tiago Garcez about why agile is better suited to the challenges that companies are facing, the value that agile can deliver, and how you can start an agile transition.
Agile considers working code as the most important team artifact, but we still need modeling. Kenji Hiranabe explores the spaces where modeling fits, with focus on development scaling. 7
Great projects rely on commitment from individual team members, teams and projects: Agile teams committing based on business needs and their capabilities, and delivering against those commitments.
Schools use Scrum to help self-organized student teams to learn more effectively and develop themselves in an enjoyable way. An interview with people involved in teaching with Scrum.
The book agile project management for government gives cases of governments using agile. InfoQ interviewed Brian Wernham about agile leadership and applying Scrum and DSDM in governmental projects. 2
In this article we learn how lessons learned from the DevOps movement have permeated engineering management at Spotify. The result is a healthy Potlac with team leader, product owner and agile coach.
Capers Jones compares the effectiveness of Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics. 19
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... 17