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Early Warnings of a Failed Agile Transformation

Early Warnings of a Failed Agile Transformation

I'll discuss here some early warning signs that indicate a possibly failed Agile transformation, as well as best-practice steps to mitigate the risk of failure.  

Communicative and Transparent Product Owner = Happy Team

Communicative and Transparent Product Owner = Happy Team

A large part of a product owner's job is to manage expectations while meeting the goals of creating a great product. The PO owes it to the Scrum Team to be transparent about the work involved.

The Cost of Agile Projects in Spain

The Cost of Agile Projects in Spain

After a recent conference, I started wondering about Agile software development costs, and whether a problem in Spain exists elsewhere as well.

Is Agile Project Management Fit for Small Tech Start-Ups?

Is Agile Project Management Fit for Small Tech Start-Ups?

Agile frameworks are popular in information systems companies. How useful are they for small start-ups?

Practicing Scrum in a Start-up

Practicing Scrum in a Start-up

How do we practice Agile in a start-up environment, with a mix of full-time and part-time employees and distributed teams?

Agile Maturity: Team Survey or Team Assessment?

Agile Maturity: Team Survey or Team Assessment?

There is an increasing drive, in companies and in the market, for coaches to measure a team's agility and maturity in Agile.

The Sprint Backlog: My Experience with a Small Change Toward Commitment

The Sprint Backlog: My Experience with a Small Change Toward Commitment

I want to share a small change we implemented with our Scrum Teams, which showed a notable and positive impact. This change is so slight that you might call it a change in perspective rather than process.

Does Certification Always Equal Excellence?

Does Certification Always Equal Excellence?

Does excellence in training and certification always equal excellence in delivery?

Should We Consider Code Refactoring When Estimating User Stories?

Should We Consider Code Refactoring When Estimating User Stories?

There is no single answer to this question; teams follow different approaches to estimations based on how they are set up and what the most suitable way to handle them is. Here are some of the factors we look at.

A Brief Talk About Scaling

A Brief Talk About Scaling

There is much to consider when undertaking scaling. Here are a few thoughts on the subject.

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