11/12/2013 by Glen Wang
In self-management, planning is simply pushing an item into the backlog, and pulling it out to work on it. In a self-organizing team, there are many interactions, synchronizations, and collaborations, so more comprehensive planning is necessary. This makes me think of the purpose and usage of planning. Why do we need a plan?
11/12/2013 by Sourabh Goel
During the course of the latter half of the last decade, the adoption of Agile as the de facto software development paradigm has gained significant momentum. As more and more clients demand increased visibility into the progress being made in a project and require that there be frequent checkpoints to respond to change, the adoption of Agile is no longer an option that organizations can ignore. . . .
11/11/2013 by Scott Granieri
How does an organization implement something that it has never done, for a client who has never done it prior, using team members who have never done it, for end users who have never used it before?
11/11/2013 by Lizzy Morris
When I began my transformation reflections, a repetitive theme came up: "Make us Agile fast." Can Agile be done faster, can you make us what it took you years to become -- in a month?
11/8/2013 by John Holmes
For a number of years now, the executives at my company and at others that I have worked with ignore the fact that backsliding is an issue in Agile organizations. . . .
11/8/2013 by Brent Reid
Over the past decade, "Agile" has come to mean different things to different teams. . . .
11/7/2013 by Scott Ocamb
Following the four values of the Agile Manifesto are 12 principles that, when followed properly, lead to better outcomes and better software. This article discusses these principles. Of course, the devil is in the details . . .
11/7/2013 by Marco Calzolari
You've spent the last months or years developing Agile methods for your team. . . . Now the time has arrived to start over again in a new organization. Or perhaps you have been placed in this role for the company in which you are already working as a consultant, manager, or developer. Welcome to your new world! But now . . . what do you do?
11/6/2013 by Arijit Sarbagna
INVEST is a pretty popular mnemonic used in Agile world, and it is "tried" widely. If we may draw an analogy, INVEST is actually an investment and can give you true ROI -- provided you have used it properly. But do we really do so?
11/6/2013 by Martin Harbolt PMP ITIL CSM CSP
Recently I was asked to drive a new software development project with a project team that has been working together for more than a year. Management direction to me? "We want you to use Agile!"