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Entries for April 2013

The Path to Agility

- Ken Schwaber
in Resources

The move is on. More and more organizations are abandoning waterfall and opting for agility. The benefits are overwhelming, documented by Standish Group, the GAO, and DOD. Lately, two approaches to becoming agile have emerged. Watch this talk to learn more about Agility Path™, presen...

Estimating for Software Development, Delivery, and Deadlines

- David Starr
in Community Blogfeed

Software development is often fundamentally different than the analogies used to describe it. Accordingly, estimating what software will be done and by when can be an exercise in frustration. Yet, some teams seem to just "get it", making accurate predictions of cost or effort. Other teams struggle w... to debut "Agility Path" at COHAA Conference

- Daniel Racowsky
in News

For the third consecutive year, is a Gold sponsor at this year's COHAA Path to Agility conference in Columbus, OH, May 22 - 23, 2013. Events not to be missed at the COHAA event: will demo Agility Path™,  Co-founder of Scrum and Ken Schwaber wil...

Tags: Conferences

CHAOS Tuesday: Learning from Retrospectives (Audio)

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Publications

The Standish Group's CHAOS Tuesday production has special guest Ken Schwaber of Scrum.Org on their show to discuss what can be learned from doing retrospectives. Topics covered: the retrospective process; how it differs from a project postmodern; how to get the most out of a retrospective; ways to i...

Tags: Podcasts

Charles Darwin and Continuous Delivery

- Jose Luis Soria Teruel
in Community Blogfeed

Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species" in 1859. It is somewhat remarkable that some of the theories enunciated in this work can be verified over 150 years later, in human knowledge fields such different from biology as software development.

The Software Revolution Behind LinkedIn’s Gushing Profits

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

LinkedIn is a Wall Street darling, its stock up more than threefold in two years on soaring revenue, spiking profits, and seven straight quarters beating bankers’ estimates. But LinkedIn’s success isn’t just about numbers: an impressive acceleration of LinkedIn’s product cycl...

Agile, ALM, and Agile 2.0 — Putting the Cart Before the Horse???

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Blogfeed

Imagine my surprise when Agile 2.0 was “announced” at the recent EclipseCon 2013 in Boston. Here I am thinking the simple tenets so clearly outlined in the The Agile Manifesto of 2001 have yet to be fulfilled by most software organizations more than a decade later. Sure, some organizatio...

Taylorism and Resources

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

Frederick Winslow Taylor wrote his Book "Scientific Management" back in 1911. His book is available for free online - consider reading it. Taylor wanted to end the "waste of manpower" and stated that "In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first." (p. 7) Taylor quickly ...

Four simple principles for highly effective teams

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

The only principles that make a difference are the ones you know by heart, swear by, and live by. Everything else is just blather. For a long time, I've been fascinated from afar by Agile programming practices, which have proven themselves on all these levels. I've wondered why they haven't been ...

The Value of the Product Backlog

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

It is often said that the Product Backlog must capture all requirements. However, the Product Backlog is not a replacement for the old requirements list. This would limit it to a new name for an old habit. The value of the Product Backlog lies not in precision, in detail or in perfection, like the r...

Non-Functional Requirements and Scrum

- Ralph Jocham
in Resources

This webcast describes how Non Functional Requirements (NFR) can effectively be addressed with Scrum.

The essence of Agile management

- Cesario Ramos
in Community Blogfeed

I was hired to help out in adopting Agile management. Before I started I had an interview and talked to a top level manager on Lean and how I could help the organization in their journey. In my naivety I actually assumed that we had a similar understanding about what Agile management is. Unfortunate...

Scrum: Success Ends with Middle Management

- Ken Schwaber
in Resources

Learn more about Agility Path™.