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  • Product Development Mechanisms

    by Steve Andrews on  Jul 01, 2016

    Steve Andrews discuses the need to empower self-managing teams to stay focused on delivering high-quality solutions using mechanisms like tenets and exit criteria.

  • Q&A with Roman Pichler about Strategize

    by Ben Linders on  Jun 21, 2016

    The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products. InfoQ interviewed Pichler about applying product strategy and roadmapping with agile, innovation in product strategy, eliminating features when defining products, different kinds of roadmaps, and measurements for product management.

  • Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

    by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016 2

    How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. If it is not worth fixing a defect right now, it’s not likely that we will find the time to do it later. Also, it becomes more and more difficult over time to correct the defect, so it is cheaper to solve it now. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them.

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem on  Apr 15, 2016

In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 1

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

The Hierarchy of Needs

Posted by Manfred Rätzmann on  Jul 24, 2015

This article shows how to prioritize your backlog using an enhanced quality model using Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. Search for most valuable features using the Need-Feature-Capability matrix 2

Using Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) with Feature Teams to Ship Your Product Every Sprint

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 15, 2015

An interview with Craig Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility.

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?

Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

Posted by Craig Smith on  Nov 17, 2014

"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

More Than LeSS

Posted by Thomas Spielhofer on  Oct 12, 2014

This article provides a holistic approach to scaling Scrum. It is based on LeSS, amending it to better face the challenges of large projects. 5

DevOps @ Spotify

Posted by Mattias Jansson on  Apr 19, 2013

In this article we learn how lessons learned from the DevOps movement have permeated engineering management at Spotify. The result is a healthy Potlac with team leader, product owner and agile coach.

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