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  • Ultimate Kanban: Scaling Agile without Frameworks at Ultimate Software

    by on  Nov 27, 2016 1

    Ultimate Software settled on Kanban as its scaled methodology which went hand-in-hand with the company’s culture of autonomy. Teams define their own process and apply policies specific to their own context. Through the innovative use of flow practices and principles, Ultimate has been able to achieve many of the benefits of a Lean-Agile implementation without the use of a heavyweight framework.

  • Internal Tech Conferences - How and Why

    by on  Oct 10, 2016

    Software engineering today is every bit as much about the people as it is about technology - empowered teams don’t appear overnight. We need to oil the wheels of collaboration so they roll smoothly. Here, Matthew Skelton and Victoria Morgan-Smith discuss how to use internal conferences to boost your organisation’s social capital, the currency by which relationships flourish and businesses thrive.

  • Agile in the UK Government - An Insider Reveals All

    by on  Sep 19, 2016 4

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) aims to transform the relationship between citizen and state, moving the UK towards becoming a world-leading digital-by-default government. Nick Tune explores what GDS has achieved with assessments, sharing agile practices and experiences, and open source software, and shares what isn’t working so well in government IT.

Finding the Truth Behind Minimum Viable Products

Posted by on  Apr 18, 2016

While the definition of Minimum Viable Product may work us into a tizzy, the goal behind it is extremely valuable for product companies: to rapidly learn what your customers want. 2

0 Bugs Policy

Posted by on  Apr 05, 2016

Gal Zellermayer describes a process for handling bugs based upon 1 rule: whenever you encounter a new bug, you should either fix that bug, or close it as "won't fix" and don't think about it again. 2

Test Management Revisited

Posted by on  Apr 03, 2016

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.

A Focus on Agile Principles over Agile Rituals

Posted by on  Apr 01, 2016

When scaling agile principles through rituals it's important to constantly evaluate and evolve those rituals. This article provides examples of experiments that focus on developing team behaviors.

Large Scaled-Scrum Development Does Work!

Posted by on  Feb 06, 2016

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

Q&A on Exploring the Practice of Antifragility

Posted by on  Jan 04, 2016

In the book exploring the practice of antifragility Si Alhir and Donald E. Gould collected experiences with and perspectives on applying antifragility.

Q&A on The Agile Mind-Set

Posted by on  Nov 15, 2015

Gil Broza explores agile values, beliefs and principles, and explains how they can be used to drive agile adoption in his book The Agile Mind-set.

Q&A on Real World Kanban

Posted by on  Nov 06, 2015

The book Real World Kanban by Mattias Skarin provides four case studies where kanban is used to visualize, provide insight and improve product development.

Q&A on Save our Scrum

Posted by on  Oct 20, 2015

The book Save our Scrum provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble find better ways to use Scrum.

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