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What is Agile? [Podcast with Ken Schwaber]

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Ken Schwaber and Jochen Krebs talk about Agility Path™, an approach to increase the level of agility with organizations that are ready for this journey. Agility Path includes a set of core metrics, which interpreted together lead to the Agility Index. Perhaps the most important questions...


Scrum.org brings Professional Scrum courses to Brussels

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 courses coming to Brussels with Director of Scrum.org Professional Series, Gunther Verheyen Oct | Nov Scrum.org is bringing two Professional Scrum Master (PSM) courses to Brussels, Belgium, October and November...


PSD I Assessment is Now Available to All

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Assessing one’s knowledge is a great way to validate, learn, and improve one’s understanding of a given subject area. Now, software professionals who work together on Scrum Teams can do just that, by attempting the Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD I) assessment, without taking a cours...


Scrum Update 2013

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After two years of working closely with the agile and Scrum community, the originators of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, have today announced the next series of updates to Scrum through the (2013) Scrum Guide, the definitive Scrum rule book and documentation of Scrum itself. K...


Suavez votre voisin!

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Comme je l’avais promis dans mon billet intitulé « Sauvez votre voisin », je vous présente ici des pistes de réflexion, des techniques et des exemples concrets pour vous inspirer et vous aider à trouver votre propre voie. Comment s’y prend-on pour ...

Tags: Teams

Reflections on Scrum Day Europe 2013: Path To Agility

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Scrum Day Europe 2013 was a blast! Just like last year, the conference was held in the marvelous Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, and was attended by hundreds of Scrum enthusiasts from all over Europe. This years conference focussed on how to extend Scrum practices from the team to the organizationa...

Tags: Scrum, Agility

Metrics to Build Great Agile Teams: Measure Influence, Not Control

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Couple of weeks back, I noticed an incident that triggered this post. Senior Management in a company applauded people for showing individual heroics on the project. Some of them were: Staying late in office to address a client request? Responding to project emails at late night. Rewarding testers on...

Tags: Teams, Behavior

Iterative Estimation

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Estimation has been the bane of the developer’s life ever since we moved beyond the hacker era of software creation, and into “corporate software”. When people hacked, they just wrote code, completed stuff and released it. People took pride in their work, challenged one another, ma...


The Software Revolution Behind LinkedIn’s Gushing Profits

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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...


Four simple principles for highly effective teams

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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 ...


Agile Retrospectives for High-Performing Teams: Experiments to Take Them to The Next Level

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The ability to inspect and adapt is what differentiates good software development teams from great software development teams. For agile teams, the retrospective is a key event to making that happen. Just as the daily scrum is a scheduled time each morning to plan an attack for the day, the retrospe...


Professional Scrum Developer Objective Domain

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A Professional Scrum Developer has a knowledge of Scrum and is able to work effectively on a Development Team within the Scrum framework while delivering value in the form of working software. This outline lists those general and specific things a certified Professional Scrum Developer knows.


The Herculean Doughnut

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This is a game I created, which was then used and refined by me and my colleague Laurie Young to help gauge how well everyone involved in a project understand their responsibilites to the project and each other. It lends insight in to the pre-conceptions that people have about how projects should be...

Tags: Agile Games

Using Scrum to manage complex projects: A cognitive perspective (and why it is better suited for our brains)

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I recently received an interesting scientific article from Gunther Verheyen titled "Getting Things Done: The Science Behind Stress-Free Productivity" (Heylighen & Vidal, in press). The article discusses possible scientific explanations for the success of a personal productivity approach called "...

Tags: Scrum, Behavior

How to Write an Agile Job Ad

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Today I came across yet another job ad for a ScrumMaster—sadly posted to an Agile online group. Here it is, in its essence. I have bolded the terms that especially jarred, but the tone of the whole thing was seriously misguided...

Tags: Management

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