High-performing teams are the Formula Ones of cooperation. Systemic leadership, teambuilding and coaching are key elements for a successful implementation of Scrum. Implementation of Scrum is more than just new working procedures; it also can be a showdown with the traditional management role and business rules. This article describes how you as the leader can support and develop your team by considering your own role in light of the team’s stage of development.
Pinky and The Brain is a cartoon about two mice (Pinky and The Brain) who are opposites in nearly every way. The interesting thing about this cartoon, and why it’s relevant to software development, is the struggle between the key character...
In real estate, it's all about location, location, location, In agile, we could say it's all about business value, business value, business value. Lyssa Adkins gives product owners tips to keep in mind when making plans for a release so that they don't forget their ultimate goal: produce the highest business value first.
"Four"warned Is Forearmed: How adding a new question to your daily standup can uncover hidden bombshells
We all know the three questions of Scrum: What did you do yesterday? What will you do today? What blocking issues do you have?
We all do our best to answer these questions. So how come so many of our initial demos turn up problems we didn't catch? Maybe it's because, at least at the beginning, we need to add a fourth question to our daily standups.
Dave Prior and Mike Cohn sat down at Scrum Gathering Spring 2008 to talk about managing an agile project in a waterfall environment. They also discussed the challenges facing traditional project managers as they shift toward agile. This transcript of their interview may help answer some of your own questions.
Well-formed teams don't just happened. They are created and nurtured through specific practices and ideals, both agile and traditional. Find out what a well-formed team looks like and how to move your team in that direction.