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  • Leveraging the Agile Manifesto for More Sustainability

    This article explores what sustainability means exactly, the current status of sustainability of the major agile organizations (Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance), and the impact of software development on sustainability. The main focal point of this article is using the principles of the Agile Manifesto to guide actions that contribute to more sustainability.

  • Is There a Correlation Between Employee Happiness and Agile?

    This article examines the agile culture and explores how it helps create a happy environment. It questions the practices and attitudes evident in some of the Tech Titan organisations, and questions if they actually want to achieve employee satisfaction and sustainable pace. Perhaps the Tech Titans leadership doesn’t want Agile because Agile isn’t good for their questionable labor behavior?

  • Burn-Down or Burn-Out? How to Beat the Red-Sprint Agile Anti-Pattern

    There are ways to obtain sustainable pace beyond scrum that can help stem the increasing number of failing scrum projects. Because executing sprints as small projects often does not lead to the desired results, it is more effective to apply a backlog-item-oriented workflow and to treat sprints as iterations.

  • 3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT: Sustaining Kanban in the Enterprise

    This second article in the “3 years of Kanban at Sandvik IT” series focuses on the lessons that the System Development Office learned when sustaining the Kanban method during this 4 years journey. Presented are four qualities that Sandvik IT identified as key when setting-up relevant, and long-term, kanban systems in the enterprise: Stickiness, Clarity, Curiosity and Influence.

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