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Moving Back to Scrum and Scaling to Scrum of Scrums in Less than One Year

Posted by Rafael Maranzato  on  Apr 12, 2012

Rafael Maranzato tells the story of a team who initially failed to adopt Scrum, but they tried again, successfully adopting it and moving to Scrum of Scrums within one year.

The Golden Circle – Why How What

Posted by Jean Tabaka  on  Feb 03, 2012 2

Jean Tabaka challenges the audience to reflect on what Agile practices they are employing, how they are using them, ending with the questions “Why have their organization chosen to go Agile?

A Dash of Kanban Anyone?

Posted by Joel Semeniuk  on  Feb 02, 2012

Joel Semeniuk shares some of the lessons he learned managing development teams, how he got into Kanban and why its principles are helpful.

UI in an Agile Process - The Quick 'n' Dirty Approach in the Real World

Posted by Janne Jul Jensen  on  Jan 13, 2012 2

Janne Jul Jensen presents the development process of a mobile banking application from prototyping to the actual product including SCRUM sessions, sprint evaluations, UI designing, and user feedback.

Scaling Lean & Agile: Large, Multisite or Offshore Delivery

Posted by Craig Larman  on  Apr 20, 2011 4

Craig Larman presents practices and tips related to adoption, structure, requirements, contracts, architecture and design, offshore, multisite development, and coordination with large Scrum teams.

Agile Does Not Guarantee Value Creation

Posted by Leonardo Mattiazzi  on  Feb 08, 2011 1

Leonardo Mattiazzi considers that Scrum and XP do not necessarily create a great product, and complementary Lean principles and practices are necessary to create an Agile culture across the entire enterprise in order to succeed.

Agile Development: Overcoming a Short-term Focus in Implementing Best Practices

Posted by Karthik Dinakar  on  Oct 18, 2010 2

Karthik Dinakar presents the case of his team which attempted to be as agile as possible in order to fulfill the short-term goals but missed the long-term ones because some of the Agile best practices were ignored. He tells the story of how his team finally managed to come back on course and which are the practices that he considers as necessary for success.

The Power of Visibility: Driving a Lean-Agile Transition

Posted by Kelley Horton  on  Sep 08, 2010 1

Kelley Horton discusses the reasons why her organization transitioned to Lean-Agile, the approach used and the visual tools helping them minimize WIP and track development, concluding that visibility inside an organization leads to success.

Lean Lessons Learned: Our Experiences Moving to Kanban

Posted by Tim Wingfield  on  Aug 24, 2010

Tim Wingfield tells his story moving from Scrum to Kanban, presenting several versions of Kanban boards used over time, including the benefits and drawbacks. He also mentions additional practices used: retrospectives, pair programming, code review, and stand-up meetings.

Your Mileage May Vary

Posted by Stefan Apitz, Ernest Muller, Dan Nemec, Burzin Engineer, Kevin Rae  on  Jul 29, 2010

Experiences and lessons learned facing DevOps problems in the IT trenches (even if they weren’t calling it DevOps!). The good, the bad, the surprises, and ideas for the future.

Through the Lean Looking Glass

Posted by Christophe Louvion  on  Jul 26, 2010 4

Christophe Louvion tells the story of an online advertising company which had to give up using Scrum because it did not create enough business value although the development was delivering working software. They chose to use Kanban instead, applying Lean principles at all levels of the organization, resulting in true self organizing teams, accelerated rate of change, and better financial results.

Coaching Self-Organizing Teams

Posted by Joseph Pelrine  on  Nov 10, 2009 2

Self-organization is a tricky thing. Agile coaches are challenged with how to motivate/persuade/trick their teams into self-organizing and doing things, without telling them what to do. This tutorial presents an approach utilizing leading-edge research and techniques from social complexity science and team dynamics to change the dynamics of a team with the aim of optimizing their work together.

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