Reasons Why Scrum Can Fail

January 30, 2017 0

If Scrum and Agile approaches are supposed to increase the chances of success for software development projects, not all the projects that want to use Scrum are successful. In this article, John Yorke shares his opinion on why Agile projects might fail because of the confusion between the roles (ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Developer) of a Scrum Team and the required Agile mindsets.

Ron Jeffries to Keynote at Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2017

January 25, 2017 0

The Agile Alliance has announced the program for the Agile Alliance Technical Conference that will be held April 19 – 21 in Boston, Massachusetts. This event will focus on new advances, new challenges and new directions in Agile Software Development as applied to today’s technical work.

Back to the Heart of Agile

January 25, 2017 0

“Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of Agile.” The Heart of Agile is a fresh look at Agile that strips away a lot of the cruft that has built up over recent years. Collaborate, Deliver, Reflect, Improve. Alistair Cockburn goes over the addition of kokoro onto the shu-ha-ri sequence, and its implications for agile.

Modifying the Definition of Done

January 23, 2017 0

Having a good Definition of Done (DoD) might be one of the most important technical asset of a Scrum team. This makes the difference between delivering at the end of the sprint fully completed business features or half-baked software. In his blog post “Changing the Definition of Done”, Ken Rubin discusses the situation where a Scrum team might want to change an existing Definition of Done.

Mile High Agile, Denver, USA, May 22-23 2017

January 19, 2017 0

Mile High Agile is a one-day conference is produced by volunteers from Agile Denver that provides an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences in Agile software development for agile novices, intermediates and experts, technical professionals, team leaders, managers, executives, and organizational change leaders.

ConnectALL 2.6.1 for VersionOne Released

January 18, 2017 0

Go2Group has released ConnectALL 2.6.1 for VersionOne. The VersionOne adapter in ConnectALL lets you efficiently manage all levels of enterprise agile project management. You can integrate VersionOne projects with other agile tools to enhance collaboration and optimize your agile project management. Each team can work on the application of its choice and all data between agile tools flows bi-directionally. ConnectALL integrates the most popular Application Lifecycle Management tools using a “configuration, not coding” approach.

A Step By Step Guide to Agile By Stealth

January 18, 2017 0

Resistance to change is part of the human condition and overcoming this resistance is part of adopting Agile & Scrum and changing the way delivery teams work together. A large part of the prevailing certified methods are about tackling this problem in a variety of ways. How successful these methods are depends on many things and not least the starting conditions and senior leadership support. Without this kind of safety net creativity is called for and Tony Heap talks here about his experiences with a less head on approach to influencing things.

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