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  • Interview with Ole Jepsen on Leadership in Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 20, 2014

    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.

  • Applying Lean Thinking to Software Development

    by Steven Peeters on  Dec 05, 2013 2

    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 Master: Position or Role?

    by Brian Lawrence on  Nov 05, 2013 4

    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.

What Do You Look For In a Servant Leader?

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Oct 29, 2013

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?

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 10, 2013

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.

Modeling in the Agile Age: What to Keep Next to Code to Scale Agile Teams

Posted by Kenji Hiranabe on  Oct 07, 2013

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

Much Ado About Commitment

Posted by Thomas Cagley, Meghan Cagley on  Sep 28, 2013

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.

Scrum for Education - Experiences from eduScrum and Blueprint Education

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 21, 2013

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.

Book Review and Interview with Brian Wernham about Agile Project Management for Government

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 18, 2013

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

DevOps @ Spotify

Posted by Mattias Jansson on  Apr 19, 2013

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.

Evaluating Agile and Scrum with Other Software Methodologies

Posted by Capers Jones on  Mar 20, 2013

Capers Jones compares the effectiveness of Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics. 19

What Scrum Master Are You Hiring?

Posted by Johanna Rothman on  Mar 11, 2013

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

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