This article is part of the “DevOps War Stories” series. Each month we hear what DevOps brings to a different organisation, we learn what worked and what didn’t, and chart the challenges faced during adoption. In this issue we learn how lessons learned from DevOps have permeated engineering management at Spotify. The result is a healthy Potlac with team leader, product owner, agile coach.
Historical data is a key resource for judging the effectiveness of software process improvement methods and also for calibrating software estimation accuracy. In this article, Capers Jones compares Agile and Scrum with a sample of contemporary software development methods using several standard metrics.
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 at a certain time or to someone’s satisfaction.
All you’ve ever wanted to know about self-organized companies, without daring actually run one. 6
Essential Scrum by Kenny Rubin is a book about getting more out of Scrum. It’s an introduction to Scrum and its values, principles and practices, and a source of inspiration on how to apply it.
Mitch Lacey has written the book The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year in which he presents advice on how to implement many of the Scrum and XP practices.
The QA role in Scrum is much more than writing tests and reporting bugs. In this article, Priyanka Hasija shares her experiences and the valuable lessons learned while serving as a QA in Scrum. 32
Certified Scrum Master training tells us we must conduct Reviews (aka Demo's) at the end of every Sprint. Rarely do we get guidance on how to have a great Sprint Review. 5
In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership and the principal characteristics of a Servant Leader. 6
In the second of two articles Claudio talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and explains the process whereby he "became unnecessary" as team cohesion emerged. 6
In the first of two articles Claudio talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and how empowerment, refinement and facilitation enable the free flow of knowledge and value. 8
Michael de la Maza shows how the latest neuroscience findings support agile software development and that there are good brain-based reasons why agile is so effective. 15