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Can the Principal Software Engineer Assume the Product Owner Role on a Scrum Team?

Can the Principal Software Engineer Assume the Product Owner Role on a Scrum Team?

Last week, I got the question in this story title from an ex-colleague whose organization has recently started implementing Scrum. . . .

Agile in End-to End-Value Delivery

Agile in End-to End-Value Delivery

Agile has made development faster, with frequent deployments. Business and IT operations need stability with speed. To bridge this gap, Agile needs to stretch itself beyond development and deployment. . . .

Key Roles for an A-Team

Key Roles for an A-Team

What are the ingredients needed to build a development team that works like a well-oiled engine, that performs like a juggler from the best circus in the city -- managing everything well, timing each movement precisely, and not letting anything fall?

A Simple Way to Measure the Performance of Scrum Teams

A Simple Way to Measure the Performance of Scrum Teams

Measuring the performance of Scrum teams is the biggest challenge that most organizations face today. . . . I propose the following simple method to measure the performance of Scrum teams; you can use this if it works for you.

Evolution of Account Management in an Agile Environment

Evolution of Account Management in an Agile Environment

Nowhere in the Agile principles is found reference to the account manager, but there are references to the Agile coach and the product owner relating to team and customer. So, as the organizations evolve to embrace the Agile framework, how does the role of an account manager evolve?

Want to Achieve Lasting Agility?

Want to Achieve Lasting Agility?

Many people believe that it takes a top-down approach to change corporate culture in order to successfully implement Agile methods. What if they are wrong? What if top-down isn't the way to go?

What Is It That a ScrumMaster Does All Day Long?

What Is It That a ScrumMaster Does All Day Long?

Let's see what it is that a ScrumMaster does all day long. . . .

The Agile Journey

The Agile Journey

Change is inevitable. The journey from comfortable to new, however, is never easy. The journey from Waterfall to Agile is no less bumpy. . . .

The Most Important Assets of a Scrum Team

The Most Important Assets of a Scrum Team

After getting introduced to Agile, and while working for the last five years on Agile projects, I have developed a strong and disturbed feeling toward the word "resources." Let me tell you up front and frankly that I am not against the Human Resources department. But the word "resource" troubles me a lot. . . .

Tracking Organization in Scrum Teams

Tracking Organization in Scrum Teams

There is a difficulty tracking many Scrum teams in any typical organization. Although each Scrum team has its own work area with boards and charts, it is easier for managers to look at all teams and sprints in one place. . . .

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