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How to make a good Product Owner

- Adam Cogan
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At my Teched talks this month (Australia and New Zealand) I talked about Product Owners. After my session there were lots of discussion around the Product Owner Scrum role, and what makes a good one. I loved hearing the stories of dysfunction about Product Owners who have not done their job well. ...


A critical view on SAFe

- Dominik Maximini
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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
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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...

Tags: Teams, Agility

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
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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
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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

Suavez votre voisin!

- Scrum Admin
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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

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
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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

You are not Agile if you are not automating tests

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


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
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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
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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...]  


The Same Old Way

- No Author
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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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