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Experiences from the Scaled Agile Journey of Vodafone Turkey

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 01, 2015

At the Agile Greece Summit 2015 Erhan Köseoğlu presented a case study of scaling agile from Vodafone Turkey. InfoQ interviewed him about why Vodafone decided to implement agile, how they dealt with situations where people resisted, how they established a culture that supports agile, how they involved their customers in the agile transition, and which advice he want to give to C-level executives.

Culture & Methods Follow 236 Followers

Scaled Scrum at Swiss Postal Services

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 24, 2015

Swiss Postal Services has used scaled Scrum with seven teams to replace a legacy system. InfoQ interviewed Ralph Jocham about how they scaled Scrum and dealt with legacy issues, using a definition of done, how they managed to deliver their system three months earlier than planned, and the main learnings from the project.

Culture & Methods Follow 236 Followers

10th State of Agile Survey

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 17, 2015

The 10th annual state of agile survey is open through October 2, 2015. The survey explores the worldwide adoption of agile.

Culture & Methods Follow 236 Followers

Agile and Lean Adoption in Greece

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 14, 2015

Small and medium sized companies have adopted the agile way of working in Greece and there are few examples of agile in larger organizations, interest in agile from the local industry is growing. Among the topic discussed in agile meetups are whether companies should implement Scrum or Kanban, Scrum for startups, dealing with fixed price and scope contracts, productivity, and happiness in teams.

Culture & Methods Follow 236 Followers

Nexus Guide for Scrum is Published

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 10, 2015 2

Nexus is a framework for developing and sustaining large software development projects. The Nexus Guide can be used next to the Scrum Guide to scale Scrum and support the integrated effort of multiple software development teams.

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Q&A with Jeff Sutherland on Agile Leadership

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jul 23, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Jeff Sutherland about the problems that larger organizations have when adopting Scrum, how they can increase their capability for handling impediments, improving agile leadership, what Scrum masters can do to help teams to become agile, and his advice to managers when their organization is implementing Scrum.

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Scaling Agile at bol.com

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 22, 2015

InfoQ did an interview with Menno Vis, IT director of bol.com, about the benefits of increasing agility, how bol.com deploys Scrum, using roadmaps with agile, the challenges that have been faced when scaling agile, the main focus area's at bol.com for agile scaling, establishing loosely coupled teams, and the things that bol.com does for their people to have fun while doing their work.

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Why Scrum is Not Enough

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 22, 2015

When developing large complex systems and dealing with legacy code, organizations need to have systems in place to support integration and delivery. Modularization can help when agile is scaled with multiple teams that are working in parallel. It's not the framework or method that will do the job, but how your people will make it work to solve your problems says Hans Dekkers.

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Deploying Scrum and SAFe at Philips Lighting

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 20, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Frank Penning, PMO manager from Philips Lighting, about the main challenges that Philips Lighting is facing in product development, why Scrum is not enough, how they apply SAFe, and the benefits that they have gained from deploying agile methods for product development.

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How to Descale an Organization

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  May 27, 2015 1

There are many frameworks available for scaling Agile. In contrast to the concept of scaling Agile, there is a belief of descaling the organization.

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Adoption of SAFe at TomTom

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  May 19, 2015

InfoQ interviewed Hans Aerts, vice president software development and agile coach at TomTom, about why they decided to adopt SAFe and how it was introduced and used to simplify the organizational structure and stop doing projects, why they focus on throughput rather than output, how they modified SAFe for Custom Systems, and what using SAFe has brought TomTom.

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Scaling Dilemmas and How to Deal with Them

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  May 11, 2015

Making teams working together can be challenging, but it is often needed to develop and deliver large complex products. In her opening keynote about scaling dilemma's at the Agile Adria 2015 conference Mary Poppendieck presented ideas for organizations that want to scale agile.

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David Dame Describes Scaling Engagement Agility

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Apr 20, 2015

David Dame, enterprise agility change agent and organizational coach introduced scaling engagement agility in his recent blog. He says that instead of process scaling, think of engagement scaling.

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Adoption of Agile in Eastern Europe

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 21, 2015

The gap in agile adoption between Eastern Europe and the US and Western Europe is becoming smaller. Scrum is the most widespread framework, Kanban adoption is growing and SAFe, LeSS, DAD are trending. The way that companies are transitioning to agile is significantly different in Eastern Europe.

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Scrum.org Launches New Learning Programs

by Savita Pahuja Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 20, 2015

InfoQ spoke to Ken Schwaber about the new and updated assessment programs launched by Scrum.org. He shares the vision of Scrum.org for 2015.

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