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  • Agile Scaling in Action

    by Yousef Awad on  Mar 20, 2017

    The biggest reason for adopting agile at scale is that despite the fantasy that a collection of agile teams will somehow organically integrate to deploy a program, that is not the reality. That’s why for larger dev/test outfits or projects, companies sometimes roll up individual agile teams into one agile environment at enterprise scale. Yousef presents lessons learned and words to the wise.

  • The Triangle of Self Organization

    by Andy Brandt on  Mar 06, 2017

    Self-organization is a modern management tool that replaces command & control as a method of creating teams and guiding them to deliver desired outcomes. The Triangle of Self Organization identifies three essential components needed to guide this process – goal, rules & tension - and shows how to choose them consciously to successfully use self-organization as a management tool.

  • Q&A on Large-Scale Scrum: More with LeSS

    by Ben Linders on  Mar 04, 2017 1

    The book More with LeSS by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde provides practices to create simpler and more flexible organizations, applying Scrum with many teams working on one product. More with LeSS is the third book on LeSS (see books on LeSS); it’s the most concrete and fundamental book to start learning about LeSS. The book also contains insights on experiences with LeSS adoptions.

Tailoring Your DevOps Transformation to Organizational Culture

Posted by Tomek Pająk on  Feb 22, 2017

To build a high performance organization via DevOps, one often needs to change the organizational culture. This case study shows how you can apply the competing values framework for culture change.

Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

Posted by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2017

The Great ScrumMaster explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. 3

Q&A on The Antifragility Edge: Antifragility in Practice

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 14, 2017

In the book The Antifragility Edge Sinan Si Alhir shows how antifragility has been applied to help organizations evolve and thrive, and gives a roadmap for businesses to achieve greater antifragility.

Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 09, 2017

Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity in organizations working with Scrum.

People Re-engineering

Posted by Medhat Sabry on  Dec 28, 2016

it’s time to re-engineer our people not just our systems and processes. People Re-engineering inventively bundles what's needed to keep software people fit to meet their ever-growing challenges. 2

The CA Crew on Coaching Coaches, Mixing Cultures and Future Product Direction

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 13, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, three coaches from CA discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures and future product direction.

Predictable Agile Delivery

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Nov 09, 2016

Human teams are unique, non-linear and unpredictable, but given the right conditions, their output can become linear, scaled and predictable. Managers have an enabling role to play.

Actionable Agile Tools

Posted by Jeff Campbell on  Oct 27, 2016

Many people find the world of Agile too full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. Campbell presents some ideas and tools you can try out immediately. 3

Agile Manufacturing: Not the Oxymoron You Might Think

Posted by Yousef Awad on  Oct 26, 2016

Digital manufacturers start with the customer and deliver creatively on market opportunities, whatever they happen to be. Profits are a consequence of providing value to customers, not the goal.

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