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  • Q&A on A Scrum Book: The Spirit of the Game

    In A Scrum Book: The Spirit of the Game, Jeff Sutherland and James Coplien explore how to do Scrum well using patterns. There are more than ninety patterns which provide insight into Scrum’s building blocks, how they work, and how highly effective teams use them.

  • Maybe Agile Is the Problem

    “Agile” now means anything, everything, and nothing. Many organizations are Agile fatigued, and the “Agile Industrial Complex” is part of the problem. Agilists must go back to the basics and simplicity of the Manifesto and 12 Principles. The Heart of Agile and Modern Agile are examples of basic, simple frameworks. Agilists also have much to learn from social sciences.

  • Agile Anti-Patterns: A Systems Thinking Approach

    Agile anti-patterns can disguise themselves as "solutions" or "workarounds". This article discusses the importance of recognising and classifying a new generation of agile anti-pattern with a systems thinking approach. It shows how to create and promote a shared language using value streams as an effective means of creating a systems thinking culture amongst agile teams and the wider business.

  • MOOtopia – Adapting the Spotify Model at MOO

    The Spotify Model may be a good starting point, but you need to adapt it to suit your needs. This is the story of how MOO has adapted the organizational structure within Tech and Product based on the Spotify Model, and has then evolved that initial design into something that meets their current needs.

  • Test Automation: Prevention or Cure?

    A lot of teams have the tendency to view test automation as a way of speeding up delivery of software, as this is often the perceived bottleneck within the team, but if they were to take a deeper look at their development practices as a whole, they may get better results.

  • Why Isn't Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?

    Organizations struggle to scale their agility. While every organization is different, common patterns explain the major challenges that most organizations face: organizational design, trying to copy others, “one-size-fits-all” scaling, scaling in siloes, and neglecting engineering practices. This article explains why, what to do about it, and how the three leading scaling frameworks compare.

  • Q&A on the Book Unlocking Agility

    In the book Unlocking Agility, Jorgen Hesselberg explores how to embrace agility in large organizations and what can be done to remove impediments across the enterprise. It provides practical advice, resources and guidance with real-life examples of successes and failures from companies across a variety of industries.

  • 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report Published

    The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report has been published by Scrum.org and Age of Product. The report explores salary trends, agile adoption patterns, and gender equality within the Scrum master role, based on the responses from over 2100 participants across 13 countries.

  • Author Q&A on the Book Business Analysis Agility

    James and Suzanne Robertson have written a book titled Business Analysis Agility - Solve the Real Problem, Deliver Real Value. They address the fact that despite the adoption of agile approaches a lot of time, effort and money is wasted building the wrong product. They explore the challenges faced undertaking analysis in agile environments and address some of the common mistakes.

  • Is 2019 the Year Agile Transformation Will Finally Work?

    Dave West talks about what Agile adoption and Agile Transformations may look like in 2019, considering factors like the economy, the role of management, the importance of organizations being people centric and how value streams should be inclusive of all elements to deliver value

  • How to Slow Down to Go Faster Than Ever in Software Development

    Going fast without control could be the biggest enemy of software development. By slowing down on people, we improve professionalism and craftsmanship. By slowing down on process, we improve adaptation and efficiency. And by slowing down on product, we improve automation and quality. When we focus on these areas, we start to cultivate a development culture enabling software development fast.

  • Q&A on the Book Digital Transformation at Scale

    The book Digital Transformation at Scale by Andrew Greenway, Ben Terrett, Mike Bracken and Tom Loosemore, explores what governmental and other large organizations can do to make a digital transformation happen. It is based on the authors’ experience designing and helping to deliver the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS).

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