[20 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]
A Project Management Office (PMO) View of Agile

As Agile product and project management approaches are adopted by large organizations, they have to coexist with a typical entity of big companies: the Project Management Office (PMO). A recent report from ESI International explores how the PMO staff views the challenges of implementing Agile in their organizations.

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[29 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Scrum Alliance has announced the release of its 2015 State of Scrum Report. Almost 5,000 individuals and companies in 108 countries participated in this year’s Scrum survey. Most organizations in the market today are still leading and managing under an Industrial Age model. Not only is the speed of change growing exponentially, Agile and Scrum frameworks are showing companies how to draw on the full talents and capabilities of those doing the work in order to continue innovating for success.

[27 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Spotify have been growing quickly as a company and it is continuously experimenting with ways of making the company work as effective as possible. Creating strong team autonomy and making sure everybody is aligned requires effective and strong servant leadership.

[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Planbox, a cloud-based agile project management solution vendor, has merged with BrainBank Software the pioneering platform for cloud based collaborative innovation management. The combined company will be called Planbox. BrainBank and its Idealink product will be marketed as Planbox Innovate and the existing solution as Planbox Agile. Ludwig Melik currently CEO of BrainBank will be the CEO of the combined company which will continue the development and support for both Planbox and BrainBank products – all existing agreements and support arrangements remain unchanged.

[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Ivar Jacobson International has released a starter pack of agile practice cards that aid team-based software development by ensuring that core agile team practices are transparent and effective. Each practice contains a small number of cards that provide useful, structured advice on how to apply the practice.

[20 Jul 2015 | One Comment | ]

As Agile product and project management approaches are adopted by large organizations, they have to coexist with a typical entity of big companies: the Project Management Office (PMO). A recent report from ESI International explores how the PMO staff views the challenges of implementing Agile in their organizations.

[16 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Early Bird ticket will end 31st July for the for Agile on the Beach conference that will take place in Falmouth, UK, September 3-4 2015. Early Bird Tickets are on sale for the conference and can be secured via eventbrite, capacity is currently at 90%.

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

Blue Agility and VersionOne have partnered to help companies drive business agility and transformation at scale. This partnership will help address a growing market need: empowering organizations to reap the benefits of agility at the enterprise level using proven techniques and methodologies, including the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]

PlanningPoker.com is an on-line web site for planning poker produced in cooperation with Mountain Goat, Mike Cohn’s company. It has launched several new free features over the past two weeks. Major design enhancements throughout the game, including a smaller footer and header to increase the game board space.