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4/8/2013 by Narasimhan Anantharangachar
Agile teams find a lot of benefit from external coaching. Especially teams who, for whatever reasons, have not been focusing on continuous improvement. In my experience as an Agile coach, I've come across many situations where I could add value as...
4/5/2013 by Ahmad Fahmy,Craig Larman
How long does it take an organization to reorganize in order to adopt Scrum? Three hours. Really.
Background and goal
Bank of America's Merrill Lynch (BAML) Global Securities Operations Technology decided to adopt Scrum — and needed some c...
4/3/2013 by Ryan Thomas Hewitt
What was the problem?
In order to encourage the incorporation of Agile practices into our software project, we adopted the roles and artifacts of Scrum. Features were assigned to iterative sprints, the product owner maintained a prioritized produ...
4/1/2013 by Erwin Verweij
There are companies that somehow don't seem to get Scrum to work, and they attempt to get it undone — to uninstall it, so to speak. Sometimes the reason is that they feel they don't get the expected results, or that control is no longer ther...
3/29/2013 by Dele Oluwole
This article is born out of the need to establish that due diligence is required even in the face of the self-organization and independence that Agile principles hinge on.
I want to start by quoting one of the pillars of the Agile Methodology dom...
3/27/2013 by Luis Goncalves
While a successful Agile retrospective implies an open discussion in a team, many would agree that it's not always easy to have everyone in a team actively involved in an exchange of opinions. There can be a number of reasons why people feel retic...
3/25/2013 by Eric King
We all know that three key groups exist in both the creation and implementation of successful Agile teams. These groups serve basic functions that are important for the team's collective and ultimate success. Many of the functions that each group ...
3/22/2013 by Jingjie Wang
When we're working on software projects and following an Agile method, e.g., Scrum, our usual focus is on how we communicate with customers about the actual requirements, and how we manage (or empower) the Agile team so that deliverable software c...
3/20/2013 by Erwin Verweij
Agile can inflict a lot of irreversible damage to companies and teams and, in most cases, it cannot be repaired. I sometimes encounter companies that have implemented a form of Agile. Sometimes they use Scrum or Kanban, and on other occasions they...
3/18/2013 by Sridhar Peddisetty
It's not the methodology or the tool that fails to deliver quality software — it's the people involved. I strongly believe this and am here to share a case study of when Scrum was followed properly versus when it was not followed properly. B...