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[13 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

How often did you meet a situation when everybody knows about an issue, at retrospective everybody agrees that it should be resolved, but next retrospective brings the same issue and the same action items? Why team of mature developers cannot change a situation on a project, cannot apply new practices or fail to apply innovations? Let me explain it on real project example and get you to the root cause, go from best practices to basic principles and back.

[4 Mar 2014 | Comments Off | ]

One of the principles of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development is that you should “Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.” Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty give some advice in their book on how to facilitate when you are the manager of a self-organized Scrum team.

[27 Jan 2014 | Comments Off | ]

This highly-interactive talk shows typical communication patterns and behaviors in Agile teams. It also provides eye-opening insights into the ways communication can be improved in Scrum. It features some practical games that include the whole audience.

[19 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]

The board game Othello has the slogan: “A minute to learn, a lifetime to master.” This applies really well to a team that’s learning Scrum. The basic practices and mechanics of Scrum are straightforward, and not difficult to adopt.

[3 Dec 2013 | Comments Off | ]

This article by Tim Dahmen introduces a notation is based on a metaphor for software development, which is fantasy role-playing games. It explains a graphical and symbolic notation that allows to communicate about several Scrum phenomena.

[27 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]

How will an organization that is already truly self-organized before Agile changes its process to adopt a framework like Scum? In this blog post, the Lomio team, a worker-owned cooperative company with no bosses, discusses how they embrace Scrum.

[8 Oct 2013 | Comments Off | ]

In this article, Craig Larman and Ahmad Fahmy discuss how long does it take an organization to reorganize in order to adopt Scrum. This article is based on the transition done at Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch Global Securities Operations Technology where the software development teams went from a traditional activity based organisation (business analysts, developers, …) to Scrum.

[18 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | ]

The Scrum approach recommends to deliver software incrementally in small iterations. This seems to be always an issue with activities that require a global view on the developed application like the software architecture or the user interface. In this blog post, Aviva Rosenstein, who manages user research for Salesforce, shares here experience about integrating user experience (UX) design into the Scrum development process.

[6 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | ]

Scrum requires that members of the team collaborate. One of the agile software development practice used to collaborate is pair programming. In his blog post, Erik Brickarp reports his experience when pairing a programmer and a software tester.

[8 Jul 2013 | Comments Off | ]

«Self-organizing team» may be the most overused, misunderstood, vague, and mis-leading phrase of the decade. What is a self-organizing team? How are self-organizing teams different from other teams? What makes self-organizing teams the key to unlocking creativity and agility? This talk explores the elements of success for self-organizing teams, and show why such teams are essential for meeting the demands of a fast-changing world.