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  • How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

    by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

    An interview with Graham Dick about how agile impacts the role of project managers, if there is a need for project managers in agile, dealing with project managers that oppose to agile, applying agile principles to project management, what self-organized teams expect from project managers, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and what to do to make collaboration work in agile.

  • Building Flat Organizations with Cross-functional Teams and Fewer Managers

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 30, 2015

    Hierarchical organizations can't react to new market opportunities and changes fast enough, this impedes the company’s survival in the long run. An interview with Michael Dubakov on how agile transformations impact the role of managers, how to change the culture to increase agility, how to flatten an organization using cross-functional teams, and benefits from increasing agility.

  • Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

    by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2015 1

    Water-Scrum-fall is usually described as an hybrid agile way of working. According to Andy Hiles water-Scrum-fall is a gated and phased delivery approach for software where Scrum is used as the main development management method. It can be used as a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation.

The First Few Months of a New Team

Posted by João Miranda on  Oct 30, 2015

Last January, the OutSystems R&D group introduced a new product development team. This article explains how we organized ourselves and presents some of the major lessons we learned along the way.

Q&A on Save our Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 20, 2015

The book Save our Scrum provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble find better ways to use Scrum.

Q&A with Bas Vodde on the LeSS Framework: Principles, Practices and Core Concepts

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Oct 17, 2015

Bas Vodde and Craig Larman framed and introduced Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), the scaling model. InfoQ interviewed Bas Vodde to discuss more about LeSS framework.

Peer Feedback Loops: Why Metrics and Meetings Are Not Enough

Posted by Siegfried Kaltenecker on  Oct 07, 2015

This is the first in a series of articles that will show how to build peer feedback loops, an effective means to encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

Q&A with Tom Roden and Ben Williams on Improving Retrospectives

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 02, 2015

The book fifty quick ideas to improve your retrospectives aims to help people to get better outcomes from retrospectives and from any continuous improvement initiative. An interview with the authors.

Book Review and Author Q&A on Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 23, 2015

Sanjiv Augustine wrote Scaling Agile: A Lean JumpStart, a book on scaling Agile methods. It is a short and informative book about scaling Agile methods.

Q&A on the Scrumban [R]Evolution

Posted by Ben Linders on  Sep 21, 2015

The book Scrumban [R]Evolution: Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum, and Lean Kanban explores the principles and theories of Scrumban, and shows how Scrumban can be deployed in organizations. 2

Q&A on Scrum for Managers

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 31, 2015

Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

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