Organizational silos are a serious hurdle for many companies out there. They may cause a wide variety of problems if not dealt with accordingly. Silos may not need to be broken if you manage to push out the mentality that comes with them by creating ventilators. The first step towards dealing with the silos is to learn more about them and familiarize yourself with the best practices against them.
The book Strategize by Roman Pichler provides practices, advice, and examples for product strategy and roadmapping that you can use to create successful products. InfoQ interviewed Pichler about applying product strategy and roadmapping with agile, innovation in product strategy, eliminating features when defining products, different kinds of roadmaps, and measurements for product management.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
This article provides 10 ways to successfully fail your agility. 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 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. 1
Agile, with 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.