Impediments are used to discuss issues take actions when a team becomes blocked. Impediments are handled in different ways, a look at how some scrum masters do it.
Retrospectives help teams to learn and improve their way of working. Several agile coaches have scaled retrospectives to cover larger projects or programs with multiple teams. Let’s explore how they did it.
Organizations that implement self-organized agile teams need managers who empowerer the teams by using servant leadership, and who coach and mentor them to learn and continuously improve themselves.
The Appsecute platform aims to improve collaboration and increase productivity through consolidating information associated to an applications lifecycle. The software as a service platform accepts messages directly from people and from integrated technology platforms, then it aggregates those events online for viewing by everyone within an organization.
Having stable teams can be beneficial for agile software development. Several views on establishing and nurturing stable teams, and dealing with team dysfunctions.
Swarming is a technique that helps agile teams to deliver working software fast and frequently. What is swarming, what are the benefits of swarming, and when and how to apply it?
To become more flexible, durable and increase organizational effectiveness, retrospectives can be used in adopting agile. Some experiences stories and examples of how teams use retrospectives as a sustainable and adaptable solution for agile adoption, to implement continuous improvement with them.
In an agile adoption, there is need to develop and sustain an agile culture. What can the Human Resources department or managers do to support the agile in their company, and lower the chance on employees concerns about their roles, assessments of their performance, and on their work environment?
The Agile Alliance sponsored an Agile Open event in Florianopolis, Brazil on the 25th of January. The event attracted over 100 participants from all over Brazil and as far away as Canada. The event put on by the Agile Alliance as part of the focus the Alliance has of engaging with and supporting local agile communities around the world.
Heroku Dataclips 2.0 are a new way of sharing data - much like GitHub Gists. Exposing results of running SQL statements agains Postgres databases, Dataclips render in HTML, IFrames, CSV, XLS and JSON. Supporting revisions and versioning as well as forking they work as self-updating stand-alone data views or as simple HTTP based data APIs.
Henrik Kniberg has developed “a 1 day product ownership course compressed into a 15 minute animated presentation”. Based upon this video and some other on-line resources about the product owner role, collaboration between product owners and teams is examined.
A Gartner research report from December 2009 predicted that by 2012 “agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects”. Let's check if the prediction from Gartner has come true?
A recent article by Bob Marshall in Business Technology takes a look at how to change people’s behavior in organizations, by addressing the environment in which they do their work.
The 10th anniversary edition of the XP Days Benelux 2012 conference continues on the second day. An impression of the sessions about agile adoption, self organizing and managing technical debt.
A new "Scrum Kickoff Planner" has just been released by Adam Weisbart with the aim of facilitating team discussion around the important facets of starting a new Agile team or project.