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4 Signs You're Doing Agile Development Wrong

- Erik Weber
in Community Blogfeed

If you're not getting what you want from Agile, these signs might explain why. Agility is the ability for development teams to respond quickly, deliver value sooner, and change your product along with changing customer needs and market opportunities. Implementations of agility vary widely, but we s...

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Metrics that matter with evidence-based management

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

I was recently asked to speak at ALM Days in Dusseldorf and more specifically to create a talk on Metrics and KPI’s for Quality. As I have been working a lot recently with evidence-based management. I am pretty sure that my session title translates as “Test management and reporting &ndas...


Create Agile Value [PODCAST]

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Publications

Ken Schwaber, Founder and President of Scrum.org, and co-author of Software in 30-Days, talks about his book and explains why developing software fast increases value. Also discussed in this featured podcast by the Standish Group: Three major takeaways from Software in 30 Days Good Agi...

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Agile Transformation at Philips

- Scrum Admin
in Community Publications


Using Scrum for Organisational Change Management

- Edwin Dando
in Community Blogfeed

When I first started doing Scrum I was focused on project delivery. As a software professional I wanted to find better ways of delivering customer value and Scrum made total sense to me. But as I applied Scrum, I started to realize that Scrum isn’t actually about delivery; it is about chan...


NPR’s Gone Agile…Even Their Newsroom!

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

On the last blazing hot day of fall, Rob Bole (Director of Innovation at BBG) and I (Erica Malouf, Blogger/Researcher at BBG) hopped in a cab near the National Mall and landed at the shiny, new NPR headquarters at 1111 North Capitol Street NE. We had one mission: corner Zach Brand, head of all thing...


Scrum and Agile Adoption: Backsliding into Waterfall Habits

- Charles Bradley
in Community Blogfeed

It’s very common, when an organization is in the Shu level of learning Agile or Scrum, for it to fall into old, bad, waterfall habits. Today I’d like to talk about two bad waterfall habits: tracking so called ‘individual velocity,’ and tracking actual effort expended on a tas...


Agile Compass

- Simon Reindl
in Community Blogfeed

When we use Agile methods we have to continually face up to challenges and uncertainty. As following a map can lead us to obstacles we have to overcome, we need something to guide us. An Agile Compass helps us to keep focus on our objectives and aligned with Lean and Agile principles. [Read more...]...

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DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Did you know that the DOD has made it illegal to do waterfall? For the first time in many years the Department of Defence (DOD) in the United States had made a major update to its procurement rules. They can no longer be held accountable for holding up our industry, and being culpable for its inabil...

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There is no “do agile” there is only "be agile"

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

I commented on Scrum is hard to adopt and disruptive to your organisation before and I think that for most companies this is just beyond their comprehension. They are fundamentally misunderstanding agile and trying to do agile rather than be agile. There are no trainings or certifications...


What is Agile? [Podcast with Ken Schwaber]

- Scrum Admin
in Community Publications

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...


A critical view on SAFe

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

The Scaled Agile Framework, developed by Dean Leffingwell, is getting more an more traction in Europe and the U.S. Many companies try to adopt the framework, or parts of it, in order to increase their Agility. However, there is a controversial discussion in the community whether SAFe is really ...


Are you an Agile BA / Tester / Developer / Bottle Washer?

- Rob Maher
in Community Blogfeed

Many people who are working at a company starting out with an agile implementation have a natural question. What does this mean for me?  What is my place on the team?  I am a BA / Tester / Developer / <Insert your title here> – how does this change my role? Lets start out with...

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Does your company culture resemble Survivor?

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Does your company culture resemble Survivor? Do you have a culture in your organisation where individuals that help others are considered slackers for not getting their own assignments complete?


You are not Agile if you are not automating tests

- Joshua Partogi
in Community Blogfeed

Over the years I have seen many people who claims to be Agile when they’re really not. Agile is seen as a fad. You are not cool if you are not Agile. Everybody wants to be seen as Agile. Most of the time I had conversations with those who claims to be Agile, they told me that they are now Agil...


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