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  • 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.

  • Author Q&A on the Book Product Takeoff

    In their book Product Liftoff Kamal and Nav explore through examples, stories and practical exercises what it takes to bring a new product from concept to launch, and beyond. They provide tools and techniques that teams and individuals can use to help guide product development and ensure they are solving the right problem, building the right product which addresses real customer needs.

  • Evidence-Based Management Guide - Updated

    The Evidence-Based Management Guide provides a framework for organizations to measure, manage, and increase the value they derive from their product delivery. The updated version includes a new key value area called Unrealized Value and provides example measures that organizations can use to find their own measures that fit their context.

  • How to Make Cross-Functional Operations a Team Effort

    Increase transparency, facilitate the flow of communication, and increase productivity across your organization by cultivating the right approach and best practices in team building. Cross-functional collaboration lets you leverage the power of individual capabilities as well as teamwork to accelerate and improve operational effectiveness.

  • Great Scrum Masters Are Grown, Not Born

    Becoming a great Scrum Master is a process of mindset shift and skill development. Scrum Masters are Agile Coaches because they do what coaches at the program level do within the scope of teams. The people on the ground need a full complement of skills because on the ground, with teams, day in and day out, is where the action is.

  • Scaling Agile in a Data-Driven Company

    The IT department of Cerved Group experimented with Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe, and Nexus, to learn what works for them and fine-tune and continuously improve their way of working. In their transformation, they focused on the culture and mindset to cultivate high-performing teams, to improve the quality of products for customers, and to help managers transforming themselves in servant leaders.

  • Why the Agile Manifesto Still Matters

    The lack of appreciation for the relevance of the Agile Manifesto’s Values and Principles, even to the point of people “doing Agile” and not being aware of these fundamental ideas at all, can be a serious problem. This article explains why the Manifesto still matters.

  • Managing to the Next Century - The Five Big Things for Agile Transitions

    This article explores the key things to think about and prepare for when your organization is transitioning to an agile approach. He emphasizes the importance of supporting and protecting agile culture, self-organization, managing with outcomes, removing sources of waste and delay, and measuring and improving value delivered with frequent feedback.

  • Q&A on the Book Humble Leadership

    The book Humble Leadership by Edgar and Peter Schein explores how building personal relationships and trust gives way to leadership that enables better information flow and self-management. The authors argue that we already possess the skill to form personal relations, and suggests using them to build and strengthen relationships with the people we lead and follow.

  • Agile in the Context of a Holistic Approach

    In this article Jon Kern, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, describes a set of critical practices that serve to build up a holistic view of the project, from which all else proceeds. Fail to do a good job at taking the systems view, and your project will likely not go as well as it could. It might even fail.

  • Scaling Autonomy at Zalando

    Autonomy isn't something you can just give to a team, it’s something that teams learn and earn over time. It has to come with accountability to amplify working towards a purpose. At Zalando, creating the right architecture and organizational structure reduced the amount of alignment needed and freed up the energy to be more thorough where alignment is needed.

  • Scrum The Toyota Way

    Toyota Connected uses Scrum combined with the Toyota Production System to deliver Lean Production, enabling teams to deliver rapid PDCA cycles. Scrum of Scrums, Meta Scrum, and the chief product owner, are some of the approaches used to scale Scrum for multiple teams and products. Agility is not the goal. It’s a result, an outcome.

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