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  • Why We Fail to Change: Understanding Practices, Principles, and Values Is a Solution

    by Pawel Brodzinski on  Jun 01, 2015

    There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We see virtually no impact of agile or lean on the bottom line of success rates of improvement initiatives, because organizations often look for recipes. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share and the bigger whole: organizational culture.

  • Migrating Your Team to Visual Project Management Software

    by Aleksandr Peterson on  May 27, 2015

    Visual project management tools can provide greater flexibility within development lifecycles and improved quality of the overall product through smarter distribution of tasks, but migrating from a scrum-only application to a visual PM tool can be jarring. This article presents six tips for making a smooth transition and two case studies of development teams that have already done so.

  • Q and A on The Scrum Culture

    by Ben Linders on  May 20, 2015

    Dominik Maximini researched the cultural aspects of organizations that are using Scrum. He published the findings of his research, together with principles for implementing Scrum and suggestions on how to apply these principles and a case study of a Scrum transformation, in the book The Scrum Culture.

How Agile Has Changed Test Management

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 11, 2015

With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?

Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons : Video Review and Interview

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Apr 23, 2015

Tommy Norman’s Scrum Fundamentals and Advanced Live Lessons training videos help beginners to understand the basic agile and Scrum concepts. The video sessions use animations to explain the concepts.

Impediment Busting: Designing an Impediment Removal Process for Your Organization

Posted by Ken Power on  Apr 15, 2015

Lean Product Development takes an end-to-end focus on the flow of work through a system. This article discusses what impedes the flow of work, and how we manage impediments to the flow of work.

Making Agile Deliver Good Software

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 27, 2015

Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters, focusing on architecture to improve collaboration and using technology to avoid organizational problems.

I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile?

Posted by Pierluigi Pugliese on  Mar 23, 2015

This article introduces a recent metaphor mentioned in management literature, a richer one than servant leadership: host leadership. A metaphor that is more useful for a modern agile organisation. 2

Yes, Hardware Can Be Agile!

Posted by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert on  Mar 18, 2015

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.

Q&A on Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 13, 2015

The book "Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly" provides a review of agile principles, techniques and tools. It explores the agile methods Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal. 4

Q&A with Andy Singleton on Unblock! A Guide to the New Continuous Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015

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.

Q&A with Patrick Kua About Talking with Tech Leads

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 07, 2015

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.

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