12/4/2013 by Mirko Kleiner
All companies I know that run Scrum still have a line organization. The idea of a line organization is to link organizational units, with the help of managing relations, to a hierarchical organization system. In other words, all ScrumMasters are part of a ScrumMaster line, developers part of a developer line, etc. . . .
12/4/2013 by Gurpreet Singh
Many companies tag themselves "Agile" as they execute software development projects. Scrum is the most commonly followed Agile way of working these days. Generally, organizations use a blended version to suit their needs. . . . So, why are companies moving to Agile?
12/3/2013 by Catherine Louis
The Pareto Principle is named after its originator, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. The idea is pretty simple: 80 percent of outcomes flow from 20 percent of causes. . . .
12/2/2013 by Mohit Jain
If your retrospectives have fallen into a monotonous or ineffective state, it's time to change the way you've been conducting them and focus on giving a direction to the meetings, making sure they are timeboxed and end with a quantifiable action item. . . .
11/29/2013 by Bob Jiang
"The unexamined life is not worth living," Socrates said. It is true for the individual, but it also applies to a team. . . .
11/28/2013 by Thiago Avelino da Silva
The evolution of efficacy in software engineering with regard to methodology in systemic development projects is notorious. . . . However, there is still much more evolution needed, and it falls to us to reflect and identify where there has been shortsightedness in developing quality in software.
11/27/2013 by ABHISHEK KUMAR SRIVASTAVA
Managing dependencies in a distributed Scrum team can be a challenging task. If you don't plan it properly, you may end up losing productive hours of resources. . . .
11/26/2013 by Rohit Ratan Mani
When I talk about Agile, it is mostly in the context of my experience in the IT industry. Many times my friends, working in different sectors, ask me why I support Agile in general when it is primarily focused to work wonders for my industry. . . .
11/26/2013 by Audrey Hudson
In the middle of 2011, one of the Scrum Coaches at the organization I was then working for approached the ScrumMasters and suggested we try playing a game he coined "Scrum Monopoly." . . .
11/25/2013 by Sourabh Goel
To know where we are, whether we are treading along the right track, how far out we are from our destination either in life or in a project -- these are questions that most of us have struggled with at some point. When it comes to our own lives, introspection as a tool has been popular over the eons. For projects, specifically software projects, the challenges are multidimensional. . . .