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7/23/2008 by Michael Spayd,Lyssa Adkins
When a team converts to agile, managers are often left wondering what part they will play in leading an agile team to success. Just as the team must learn new skills in order to self-organize, managers should explore a new set of competencies in order to function most effectively.
7/15/2008 by Paul Jackson
One man’s story of how Scrum helped him ready a Royal Navy Warship for deployment.The twist? He had never heard of Scrum at the time and didn’t know he was using it.
7/9/2008 by Cindy Shelton
Agile and CMMI are often wrongly considered adversarial software development methodologies. On the contrary, these different approaches can complement each other beautifully, if the timing and the attitudes are right.
6/25/2008 by Srinivas Suravarapu
Do your homework. Before embarking on the Scrum journey, go through this checklist to ensure you, your team, and your organization are ready for the changes Scrum will bring.
6/18/2008 by Bent Myllerup
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.
6/5/2008 by Manoel Pimentel Medeiros
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...
6/3/2008 by Lyssa Adkins
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.
5/28/2008 by Mitch Lacey PMP
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.
5/16/2008 by Andy Brandt
Find out how one company maintains a disciplined process without breaking their team spririt.
5/7/2008 by Dave Prior
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.