This article is intended for newbies and agile sceptics who want to challenge their take on agile. It provides 10 ways to successfully fail your agility, implying that by replacing these practices with ones that do the opposite, you will increase agility and improve the odds of being successful.
The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition by Mitch Lacey is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. An interview about the essentials of Scrum, sprint length, full time Scrum masters, making time available for solving defects, preventing bad hires, and increasing benefits from Scrum.
The concept of test management sits awkwardly in agile, mostly because it’s a construct derived from the time when testing was a post-development phase, performed by independent testing teams. Agile, with its focus on cross functional teams, has sounded the death knell for many test managers. While test management is largely irrelevant in agile, there is still a desperate need for test leadership.
Learn holacracy from the Dutch telecom company Voys who implemented this new way of running organizations where power is distributed across teams with clear roles, responsibilities, and expectations.
Trello is fast becoming a popular tool for agile teams of all flavours, here we look at some of good practices and patterns people are adopting when using Trello to manage their Scrum process 2
This article explores three strategies to save willpower energy and increase the ability to concentrate, and shows what pieces of Scrum work for which of the three strategies to increase productivity. 6
An interview with Eddy Bruin and Ray Oei about test plans in agile, how to make stakeholders aware that they can influence quality, and which agile practices they recommend for testing.
The book creating great teams explores the concepts of teams that pick themselves and provides step-by-step instructions on how you can use self-selection to establish teams.
The book Toolbox for the Agile Coach - Visualization Examples by Jimmy Janlén can be used by agile software development teams to visualize and improve their collaboration and communication.
This article explores how the Ericsson ICT Development Center Eurolab applies Kaizen and agile to develop products with around 100 professionals from all related development and product areas. 4
An interview with Christopher Avery about self leadership and self-organizing teams, the role for leadership in agile, and how top leadership differs between small and large organizations.
At the recent Agile New Zealand conference Lee Thomas and Nick Cahill gave a talk The Self Organizing Organization in which they explained how they helped empower teams and support self organization