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Achieving Agility Through a Continuous Delivery Culture

Achieving Agility Through a Continuous Delivery Culture

What if your customer calls and requests the release of your product tomorrow? Are you in a position to fulfill such a request in few hours?

3 Things I Learned from Scrum That Can Help Start-ups

3 Things I Learned from Scrum That Can Help Start-ups

One of my major motivations for holding a recent workshop was my love-hate relationship with stakeholders, and the belief that getting a clear vision for a start-up and not letting things like management interfere with that vision would make deploying Scrum easier.

Conforming versus Empowering Teams

Conforming versus Empowering Teams

As Agile professionals, there is only one important question to always ask before starting an Agile transformation, and to ask it three times: Why?

Shifting from a Project-Oriented to a Release-Oriented Organization

Shifting from a Project-Oriented to a Release-Oriented Organization

Before we understand why we need to make a shift in the project-orientation paradigm, let us consider the preexisting Waterfall model, reasons for its existence, and the problems with applying it.

SCV Retrospection: The Supporter, the Critic, and the Visionary
Writing a Scrum Contract

Writing a Scrum Contract

I have lead many projects in Scrum and dynamic systems development management in Europe and have observed some common mistakes managers make in writing a fixed-price Scrum contract.

Project Leadership 101

Project Leadership 101

To guarantee the success of a project, it's essential that everyone involved — from the development team to the customer, and everyone in between — is in the loop at all times.

How to Keep Sprint Planning Engaging, Part 1

How to Keep Sprint Planning Engaging, Part 1

Let's face it, sprint planning is occasionally boring. Yet it's important that the team remain motivated and engaged. In this post, we'll look at how group presentations can help.

Maintaining the Scrum Ecosystem

Maintaining the Scrum Ecosystem

A Scrum ecosystem is typically made up of three main roles that interact as a community. If one role is missing, the absence might cause the ecosystem to become unbalanced or even corrupt.

It's All About the Mindset

It's All About the Mindset

Whether you are referring to the Waterfall or the Agile method, it is all about teamwork. Regardless of which model you adopt, the ultimate goal is to get the best output from the team.

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