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4/29/2014 by Madhavi Ledalla
This article highlights the importance of one of the key ceremonies of the sprint, the retrospective. It then goes through some of the common challenges teams face while holding retrospectives. It also puts forth a few thoughts on how to make these reflections thought-provoking ones!
4/28/2014 by Marmamula Prashanth Kumar
Agile/Scrum is the current buzzword for obvious reasons, such as its self-organized teams and its empowered, motivated individuals working toward a common goal. Miracles are bound to happen. But to realize the real benefits of Scrum, the transformation of the team should be complete in all aspects. . . .
4/25/2014 by Jai Singhal
This article discusses how Scrum is Lean and supports all seven Lean principles. . . .
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 Saugata Chatterjee,Rahul Gupte
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?