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Pulse Check: Agile Stand-Up Meetings (SUM)

Pulse Check: Agile Stand-Up Meetings (SUM)

Unlike the myth that says Agile projects can deliver "fast" and in a "short time," Agile projects actually do need efficient planning to deliver business value needs on time. . . . With that said, let's look at the role of one of the key activities in Agile executions, i.e., stand-up meetings (SUMs).

Comparison of Agile/Scrum Adoption or Maturity Assessment Checklists

Comparison of Agile/Scrum Adoption or Maturity Assessment Checklists

This article was written to share experience I gathered while trying to evaluate ways to measure Agile adoption in an organization. . . . Sharing my experience will, I hope, put my findings in one place and help fellow Scrum Alliance members who may be similarly tasked to run an evaluation campaign.

The Scrum Diet

The Scrum Diet

After a recent doctor visit, I decided to go on a diet and had a flash of inspiration. This was going to be a project, so why not use Scrum?

 Financially Positioning an Agile Transformation

Financially Positioning an Agile Transformation

The Internet revolution has made the IT industry grow faster, and die faster too. Any organization that survives must have good judgment regarding finances. However, it is tricky to align Agile implementation to revenue growth, because the ROI can never be that linear.

The Significance of  Release Retrospectives

The Significance of Release Retrospectives

Although not part of Scrum, the basic idea of doing a release retrospective is to review and evaluate an entire release, which spans multiple sprints, for getting a higher-level picture . . .

The Power of Example in Agile Coaching

The Power of Example in Agile Coaching

When coaching, real-world examples play a vital role. With examples, the audience can digest concepts very quickly. Cooking in teams is an example wherein Scrum is followed implicitly.

Responding to Change or Looking Forward to Good Change

Responding to Change or Looking Forward to Good Change

Is Agile reactive? Is it a continuous rush of adrenaline to keep the body and mind always ready for situations that require change? Or is Agile our continuous, active endeavor to look for kaizen, or "good change," at appropriate times or opportunities?

Project View Versus Product View

Project View Versus Product View

This article highlights why it is essential for an Agile team to develop a "product view" to deliver the benefits of Agileto the business. It also explores a few ideas to enable the product view.

Scaling Agility Beyond IT

Scaling Agility Beyond IT

Many established organizations lack the maturity to tackle agility and continuous delivery in its true spirit, not realizing that they have to radically revolutionize themselves at frequent intervals just to stay relevant. . . .

Backlog Dynamics

Backlog Dynamics

I've created a simple framework for capturing the data generated throughout the life of an Agile project, allowing me to successfully answer my stakeholders' questions and communicate the story of my Agile projects effectively.

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