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4/24/2014 by Rishi Devendra
In the sprint retrospective, the team discusses the just-concluded sprint and determines what could be changed that might make the next sprint more productive. The sprint review looks at what the team is building, whereas the retrospective looks at how they are building it.
4/24/2014 by Bassem Hamdi
The plan-driven model has been effective for projects in many industries. The world of software engineering, however, is relatively new . . . and when we attempted to apply this model to the world of software it was less successful. . . .
4/23/2014 by Ajay Kabra
A ScrumMaster recently asked me if he should take over responsibility for year-end performance evaluations, since he was closer to the work than the functional manager for the team. It's not the first time I've heard this question, and as more companies begin to use Scrum, I'm sure I'll hear it again. . . .
4/23/2014 by Sherif El-Rabbat
During the transition of a company from the traditional method to Scrum, we faced a lot of problems in changing the culture and mind-set of the development team, due to their long-term dependence on command and control as used in the traditional way. The symptoms of this problem were clear in their attitude during meetings. . . .
4/22/2014 by Rahul Gupte,Saugata Chatterjee
A high-profile software development project supporting a critical business imperative had been sitting on the shelf for a few months. It was awaiting a new crew to take ownership and successfully sail it to its destination. . . .
4/22/2014 by Francesco Attanasio
The use of communities of practice is an integral part of an Agile organization. Highly functioning communities, with clear vision, autonomy, and focus, can become an important component in sustaining your transformation to Agility and the engine for continuous process improvement.
4/21/2014 by Nirmaljeet Malhotra
If you are an Agile coach, more often than not your client knows very little about the end state where you want your teams to be before you sign off. So what are some of the things that you as an Agile coach should be doing as you land in an alien world, and what are some of the things that can potentially help create a solid foundation for an Agile adoption and transformation that make agility a way of life?
4/18/2014 by Ravishankar N
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. . . .
4/18/2014 by Marmamula Prashanth Kumar
Complete transformation from Waterfall to Agile is very difficult, as it involves a drastic change of mind-set and culture on the part of the individuals involved. It is easier to apply minute changes rather than huge ones, so I am proposing a middle path, one where instead of drastic moves we are looking at small changes that nonetheless lead toward Agile.
4/17/2014 by Gilbert Villanueva
One of the basic principles of Agile development is customer involvement in the project. The customer or user of the software is the single entity that provides what every Agile development team should most seek: customer satisfaction. . . .