10/29/2010 by Christine Crandell
Rowers row below decks, propelling the ship based on directions relayed down from up top. The ship will make it to the destination that way, but it would be so much more efficient if the crew could view the captain and interact with him more directly through a see-through deck. Find out why companies that want to maneuver better should strive for a similar degree of transparency and a company-wide agile focus.
10/29/2010 by Pat Guariglia
Scrum teams just look different. From their faded whiteboards to their discarded post-it notes, Scrum teams make their mark just by doing their job. Read one CSPs story of how his team's space tells the story of their struggles and their triumphs.
10/20/2010 by Phil Southward
Trying to run a Scrum project in a waterfall-dominated culture is no easy feat. Read how one CSP navigates his way through these often tumultuous waters.
10/18/2010 by James Coplien,Huthaifa Afanah
Sponsored by PalDev and the Scrum Alliance, James Coplien recently traveled to Palestine to hold the country's first-ever CSM course. With the help of user groups and Scrum evangelists, the Scrum Alliance is transforming the world of work, one cou...
10/1/2010 by Knut Kvarme
How do you build your cross-functional teams? One CSP creates his in an agile manner, inspecting and adapting as the project evolves. He says that this allows team members to learn new skills and ensures that the right skills are brought on to the team when needed. Read on to hear his story.
10/1/2010 by Rahul Sawhney,Prashant Patel
Based on our experience, it is essential that stakeholders be involved in deciding the approach for solution delivery. Agile and Scrum require commitment and collaboration from various stakeholders for successful delivery and customer delight. While teams inspect and adapt their ways of working through multiple iterations, efforts of multiple stakeholders need to be coordinated. Without collaboration, sustainability is compromised. Commitment and collaboration cannot be achieved without setting the foundation early on in the project. At Baker Hughes Incorporated, our processes facilitate the initial conversation between multiple stakeholders to make the project successful. During the initial stage of projects at Baker Hughes, the teams have an opportunity to choose a solution delivery methodology – Waterfall, Rapid Application Deployment or Agile. In this article, Rahul Sawhney and Prashant Patel present: • The different aspects of this conversation - the parameters that we consider. • Why these parameters are relevant in the context of Baker Hughes Inc. • The impact of these parameters on solution delivery