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  • Standardizing Requirements Descriptions on Scrum Projects for Better Development and Testing Quality

    by Elena Belkovskaya on  Sep 24, 2016

    Standardizing requirements descriptions on Scrum projects benefit development and testing quality. Without standardizing, the project may suffer. Standardizing requirements descriptions provides a minimum of eight benefits from requirements descriptions unification, which in turn positively affects testing and makes management of ongoing changes in requirements easier with the help of tools.

  • Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

    by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

    Communities of practice bring together people who share areas of interest or concerns. They have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns. Communities of practice bring people together to regain the benefits of regular contact while keeping the value of multidisciplinary agile teams.

  • So, How Do You Make Agile Successful?

    by Chen Ping on  Aug 21, 2016 13

    It is not Agile's fault, it is your fault - Are you fed up with such statements? This article tries to provide a more constructive answer on how to make Agile successful. It first shows how Scrum can be harmful, then argues how Agile requires different skills on both product and delivery levels. It suggests to use CICD to counteract Scrum's traps and stresses the importance of systems thinking.

Q&A with Jurgen Appelo on Managing for Happiness

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 20, 2016

The book Managing for Happiness provides practices, games and tools to manage organizations and make work fun, with suggestions for applying the practices to achieve organizational greatness.

Don't Break Your Silos - Push Out the Silo Mentality

Posted by Alex Novkov on  Jul 13, 2016

Organizational silos may cause a variety of problems for your company. Learning more about how and why they form is the first step towards dealing with them. This article suggest using ventilators.

Product Development Mechanisms

Posted by Steve Andrews on  Jul 01, 2016

Steve Andrews discuses the need to empower self-managing teams to stay focused on delivering high-quality solutions using mechanisms like tenets and exit criteria.

Q&A with Roman Pichler about Strategize

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jun 21, 2016

The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products.

User Stories Are Placeholders for Requirements

Posted by Russ Lewis on  Jun 06, 2016

It can be difficult to change from a Waterfall approach to the Agile practice in which requirements are prepared ‘just in time. The secret to success in Agile is ruthless management of scope.

Going Through the Scrum Motions as Opposed to Being an Agile Jedi

Posted by Michael Nir on  May 12, 2016

The force awakens: is it Agile or are we just going through Scrum motions? Michael Nir speaker and coach shares expert best practices; too much Scrum might lead us to the dark side of the force.

Now or Never: the Ultimate Strategy for Handling Defects

Posted by Kirill Klimov on  May 02, 2016

How do you handle a long list of defects in your project? You don't. Kirill Klimov explains why you should solve defects right away, or state that you will not solve them. 2

Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

InfoQ interviewed Suzanne and James Robertson on the "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons - Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing" to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

Posted by Barry Overeem on  Apr 15, 2016

In this article the author presents his ideas on what makes a great Scrum team, exploring the Scrum roles and identifying characteristics needed for them to be most effective. 1

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