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Quality enablement to achieve predictable delivery

- Martin Hinshelwood
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You need quality enablement to achieve predictable delivery for your organisation which takes effort to achieve. I do a lot of ALM Assessments for companies and almost every customer that I speak to has unpredictable quality in the software delivery that they receive from their teams. This is not a...


Does your team have a bad apple?

- Edwin Dando
in Community Blogfeed

A fascinating recent study has shown that a single, toxic team member can create group team wide dysfunction and breakdown. We have all worked in teams where there is one “difficult” person. They seem to take up a disproportionate amount of the teams time and energy. Conversati...

Tags: Teams, Behavior

Scrum culture survey extended

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

You most likely will remember the start of our great study, the "Nature of Scrum Survey". The original idea was to collect 200 or more responses (so it is remotely statistically validate-able) and conduct the statistical analysis in August. Even though many people participated and offered ...

Tags: Scrum

Scrum.org at Agile 2013, Nashville, Tennessee

- Daniel Racowsky
in Scrum.org News

Scrum.org is attending the Agile Conference as a Silver Sponsor this year in the 'Music City', August 5-9. Expect to see exciting announcements on the days leading up to the event. Watch for the release of the new 2013 Scrum Guide on August 1st, authored by founders of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff...

Tags: Conferences

Suavez votre voisin!

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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

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?


Reflections on Scrum Day Europe 2013: Path To Agility

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

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

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...


Release planning and predictable delivery

- Martin Hinshelwood
in Community Blogfeed

Many organisations wrestle with the seaming incompatibility between agile and release management and they struggle with release planning and predictable delivery.


Scrum Day Europe 2013: Sneak peek

- Brian Smith
in Scrum.org News

Scrum Day Europe 2013 is THE event for passionate individuals who are committed to becoming more agile. On July 4th, Amsterdam, attendees will gain insight into how to increase agility for a competitive advantage. Recognized thought-leaders, innovators, and Agile and Scrum experts will lead&nb...

Tags: Conferences

The "Nature of Scrum Survey" awaits you!

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

What is the nature of Scrum? What are it's cultural characteristics? What are companies going to face if they introduce Scrum while trying to maintain their existing corporate cultures? I am going to find out - with your help! On the ScrumOrakel website, you can find two surveys, each ...


Technical Debt Explanation for Businessmen

- Andy Brandt
in Community Blogfeed

I was recently asked by a businessman to explain the concept of technical debt - and why it matters to him. He owns a middle-sized company that has nothing to do with IT except as a client/user. The text below was inspired by that discussion. Software quality can be divided into two major aspects: ...


Agile Fad?

- Ken Schwaber
in Community Blogfeed

At a recent conference, one speaker stated that the days of the agile movement are just about over. He said that the software industry has new fads every ten years, and agile was over ten years old. The Agile Manifesto was written to... [Read more...]  


Scrum Day Europe 2013: Extend Scrum into the Enterprise

- Daniel Racowsky
in Scrum.org News

  We’re excited to announce the second annual Scrum Day Europe 2013 Program and Schedule. This year’s conference is on July 4, and like last year, at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The day is filled with engaging sessions and announcements.  Join ...

Tags: Conferences

The Same Old Way

- No Author
in Community Blogfeed

As someone who develops or tests software, how well do written requirements – a.k.a. “specification documents” – meet your needs? Have you, in fact, ever thought about the ways in which you come to understand what needs to be implemented? Or do you just take for granted tha...

Tags: Teams, Behavior

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