“You can’t do 2-week iterations with hardware!” This is the first thing you’ll hear when talk turns to Agile methods in hardware-software product development. A mix of existing robust hardware development ideas, plus a few newly taken from Agile software are being used now by real teams, even to get around - or through - the challenge of doing fast iterations.
The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" by Bertrand Meyer provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal and provides suggestions on what to use or not to use from them, based on software engineering principles and research and personal experience of the book author.
The book Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile by Andy Singleton provides ideas and practices for doing distributed cloud-based development with continuous delivery. It describes how you can build, test, and frequently release code, and how continuous agile can be used with strategies for managing teams, products, and enterprises in a continuous delivery environment.
When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.
Brad Murphy talks about how traditional management can lead to disengaged employees, agile scaling, diagnosing the health of organizations and approaches for adopting agile and become more innovative.
At the recent Agile Singapore conference Bas Vodde spoke about Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) - the scaling model he and Craig Larman have introduced. He explains some of the important elements of LeSS.
In the book Reinventing Organizations Frederic Laloux researched 12 organizations who use fundamentally new ways to manage work and their employees.
The book Retrospectives for Organizational Change by Jutta Eckstein explores how agile retrospectives can be applied to initiate and implement organizational change.
"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.
In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.
This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects. 5
This article conveys one agile coach’s journey coming to terms with Scaled Agile Framework. Lyssa Adkins shares her thoughts about SAFe and the Agile Manifesto from the viewpoint of agile coaching. 20