The Flexibility of Agile: Flaw or Strength?

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jul 18, 2013 4

The principle of “responding to change over following a plan”, is it a strength or a flexibility that can’t work in practice? For example, what about agile projects that had difficulties managing changes and customers who expect too much flexibility? Can agile not live up to its promises, or is it the way that teams and organizations have adopted agile that is causing the problems?


Right Way(s) of Doing and Being Agile

by Ben Linders Follow 20 Followers on  Jan 10, 2013

Debates are being held in agile communities concerning the right way(s) to do or be agile. It is questioned if you are agile or not, and if you do good or bad scrum. How can you deal with this?


New Scrum Kickoff Planner Aims To Help Agile Teams Start on The Right Track

by Craig Smith Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 24, 2012 1

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.


Survey Confirms Biggest Agile Challenges Are Communication and Continuous Improvement

by Craig Smith Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 13, 2012 3

A new survey, conducted by Serena Software at the recent Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, Texas has confirmed that whilst projects using Agile are working well, they could be much better and some of the biggest challenges include upsteam and downstream communication.


The Management View of Agile - Unaware or Unwilling?

by Craig Smith Follow 4 Followers on  May 04, 2012 6

A series of recent articles by Steve Denning on Forbes have highlighted the challenges that the Agile community faces to get acceptance by mainstream management.


Agile's Next Wave: Transforming the Business

by Christopher Goldsbury Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 13, 2012 4

A recent Forrester report gives evidence to the advance of agility into the business world. This article reviews this trend and some of its potential implications.


The Lean Startup Frenzy

by Christopher Goldsbury Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 29, 2011

Is the Lean Startup movement another fad or a real source of value creation? The implications of the latter are extreme. If Lean Startup is a real way to achieve consistent success in new ventures then Eric Ries may have cracked the code toward persistent venture success and ultimately: wealth creation.


Individual Yield

by Christopher Goldsbury Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 28, 2011

Tony Wong, a project management blackbelt, enumerates some practical points on individual procutivity. This article wonders how well these apply to software development and contrasts his list with that of other lists.


Have the Pragmatists Won? Water-Scrum-Fall Is the Norm

by Christopher Goldsbury Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 16, 2011 16

Dave West, Director of Research and Vice President at Forrester, asserts that Water-Scrum-Fall is the norm in IT today. Forrester's research raises the question: is anyone really doing pure scrum?


Agility Meets Austerity

by Christopher Goldsbury Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 06, 2011 1

As western governments struggle with difficult debt to GDP ratios, the UK is turning to innovation and agile practices to help create a more efficient and less risky IT project delivery framework.


Scrum Extensions Update - 4th Quarter 2011

by Christopher Goldsbury Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 27, 2011 2

This is the 4th quarter 2011 update of scrum extensions. InfoQ will be looking at proposed and approved extensions each quarter to see how scrum changes and evolves.


Agile 2011 Videos Now Available On New Agile Alliance Learning Center

by Craig Smith Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 15, 2011 1

The Agile Alliance have recently launched a new Learning Center, with the highlight at launch being the availability of keynotes and selected presentations from the Agile 2011 conference.


Should Agile Coaches Have a Code of Ethics?

by Todd Charron Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 14, 2011 4

Recently on the Agile Leaders mailing list Dan Mezick initiated a discussion on the need for Agile Coaching Ethics.


Can Agile Development Work in Hardware Projects?

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 21, 2011 2

With the take up of Agile approaches in the software world, some commentators in the hardware space have been asking how these techniques can be applied and used in the development of hardware-intensive systems. Two recent articles provide advice and guidance on possible ways to gain the benefits of Agile development in the hardware realm.


Sustainable Pace – What’s it mean and how to achieve it?

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 09, 2011

The Agile Leaders newsgroup recently had a discussion on establishing and maintaining a sustainable pace of work, often in the face of organizational pressure for teams and individuals to work longer and longer hours. The contributors provided some concrete ideas and specific advice, as well as discussing why this situation occurs.

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