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Independent QA or Integrated QA?

Independent QA or Integrated QA?

How does an independent QA organization work in an Agile setup?

Is Agile Working for You?

Is Agile Working for You?

At an organizational level, successful Agile adoption would result in improvements in multiple areas, across business, development, and support function. How does an organization know that Agile implementation is effective? This article identifies key indicators that show that Agile is working at an enterprise level.

What a Traditional PM Should Unlearn to Play a ScrumMaster Role

What a Traditional PM Should Unlearn to Play a ScrumMaster Role

IT leadership tends to believe that, with some training in Agile methods, a traditional project manager (PM) would naturally transition into a ScrumMaster. This is not always true. . . .

DevOps and Agile

DevOps and Agile

DevOps and Agile complement each other to deploy working functionality into production faster. This article focuses on a subset of DevOps philosophy in the context of Agile development and highlights the key considerations for DevOps and Agile to coexist for expedited delivery. . . .

How to Manage an Agile Transformation

How to Manage an Agile Transformation

This article explores the change management aspects of an Agile-adoption journey. Though many of these are based on standard organizational change management practices, the specifics of an Agile transformation are highlighted here.

The Power of the Backlog

The Power of the Backlog

Though the primary purpose of the backlogs is to document the requirements and work items, practically speaking, much more could be achieved by creatively structuring them and prioritizing the items. . . .

7 Key Characteristics of an Effective Product Owner

7 Key Characteristics of an Effective Product Owner

The product owner (PO) is a key player in the development of a solution using Agile. IT organizations just starting to move to Agile ways of working may fall into the trap of perceiving the PO as a messenger for the business, relaying what the business stakeholders describe as requirements. . . .

10 Things Business Leadership Should Do for Successful Agile Adoption

10 Things Business Leadership Should Do for Successful Agile Adoption

Agile adoption is a collaborative effort. To sail smoothly and arrive at the desired state, business leaders have to commit their support throughout the journey. Here are ten things that business leadership should do to help the company successfully travel the Agile-adoption path. . . .

Agile in Sync or in Silos

Agile in Sync or in Silos

This article explores a scenario in which teams implement Agile in silos, and it highlights the limitations of such a way of working and proposes an alternative. . . .