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  • Product Owner Raison d'Etre in an Agile Team

    by Adam Pahlevi on  Feb 05, 2017 2

    Companies may claim they're implementing Scrum, but is the claim really valid? Do they uphold the philosophy of Scrum? It turns out it's not, as a lot of companies are still practicing a distorted version of Scrum. Part of the common dysfunction is the misunderstood role of the product owner: a role essential to success with Scrum. What then is the actual job of a good product owner?

  • Q&A on The Great ScrumMaster

    by Ben Linders on  Feb 03, 2017 3

    In The Great ScrumMaster Zuzana Šochová explores the ScrumMaster role and provides solutions for dealing with everyday and difficult situations. She describes the #ScrumMasterWay, a concept which defines three levels of operation of ScrumMasters.

  • Q&A on the Book Soul-Centered Leadership

    by Ben Linders on  Jan 21, 2017

    The book Soul-Centered Leadership by Michael Anderson provides ideas and exercises for developing skills to lead people while being in touch with your soul. It explores a leadership approach based on emotional intelligence, psychology, and spirituality.

Adding Purpose to Scrum with Holacracy

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jan 09, 2017

Holacracy can be a complete replacement for the traditional management hierarchy and can significantly increase motivation and productivity in organizations working with Scrum.

The CA Crew on Coaching Coaches, Mixing Cultures and Future Product Direction

Posted by Shane Hastie on  Nov 13, 2016

At the recent Agile 2016 conference, three coaches from CA discussed coaching the coaches, transforming CA to becoming an agile organisation, mixing cultures and future product direction.

Q&A on Analysis Techniques for Product Owners Live Lessons

Posted by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Nov 12, 2016

In the Analysis Techniques for Product Owners, Kent J McDonald shared a set of techniques that will help build and maintain a shared understanding and put outcome of a project before the output.

Agile Sailors - A Journey from a Monolithic Approach to Microservices

Posted by Michael Gruczel Sigi Kaltenecker Hans Gruber on  Nov 11, 2016

Over the last couple of years eSailors IT solutions has implemented big technological and organisational changes: cross-functional teams, dynamic loops, microservices, and leadership as a team sport.

Actionable Agile Tools

Posted by Jeff Campbell on  Oct 27, 2016

Many people find the world of Agile too full of fluffy and non-actionable advice. Campbell presents some ideas and tools you can try out immediately. 3

How to Successfully Install Agile/DevOps in Asia

Posted by Tsuyoshi Ushio on  Oct 22, 2016

Installing Agile / DevOps in Asia is very difficult. This article presents five steps to help overcome the cultural barriers and be successful. 2

Improving Scrum with the Kanban-Ace Framework

Posted by Joseph Hurtado on  Oct 19, 2016

The Kanban-Ace Framework welcomes Scrum, and helps teams improve their level of agility. This article introduces the Akashi Bridge, a new Kanban-Ace tool for Scrum teams. 1

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

Posted by Elena Belkovskaya on  Sep 24, 2016

Standardizing requirements descriptions on Scrum projects benefit development and testing quality by enablling full coverage, minimizing errors, and facilitating scheduling and requirements changes. 1

Communities of Practice: The Missing Piece of Your Agile Organisation

Posted by Emily Webber on  Sep 14, 2016

Communities of practice have specific applications in agile organisations: scaling agile development and allowing individuals to connect with others who share similar concerns.

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