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In the context of software development, Kanban is an approach based on Lean that tries to limit waste and work in progress to the actual capacity of the software development team. The aim of Kanban is to create a context that balances capacity and demand through a value stream and promote visual project management. share share tweet share email 

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Organisation Refactoring & Culture Hacking

December 9, 2019 0

Marc Andreessen famously said “software is eating the world”. Yet most of our software development project teams and organizations simply are not set up for us to take part in this revolution. Why? Our organizational surroundings are directly responsible for inefficient design and delivery – locally-optimized silos, opaque and ossified power structures, multi-layered middle management, command-and-control executives – the failings are well known.

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Sharing Team Members in Scrum

November 20, 2019 0

We all know that there are three roles in Scrum teams : product owner, scrum master, and the development team. Modern software development can sometimes require some specializations that could be beyond the capabilities of the Scrum team members. UX and Web design, database administration, performance testing are some examples of activities that requires specific expertise only for a limited amount of time. How do you deal with it?

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  • Value-Oriented Incremental Delivery

    August 20, 2019 0
    Sometimes, organizations adopting an Agile approach are mostly following Scrum practices like rituals. They might do daily stand-up meetings but do not perceive that the real goal is to deliver quickly value to the customer. In an article, Vinod Santhanam explains how the Value-Oriented Incremental Delivery (Void) approach can help [...]
  • Escape Velocity

    August 5, 2019 0
    Following the famous mantra of “you can’t manage what you can’t measure”, Scrum teams have often a set of metrics to monitor their activity. Velocity, the amount of work performed by a team during a single sprint, might be one of the most famous Agile metric. Doc Norton has written [...]
  • Impact Mapping

    July 9, 2019 0
    Gojko Adzic is known in the Agile software development world for his work on requirements presented in his book “Specification by Example – How successful teams deliver the right software”. In this small and easy to read book, he focuses on a single tool that could be very useful for [...]

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  • Open Source Planning Poker Tools

    November 5, 2019 0
    The first thing to say is that the term “Planning Poker®” is a registered trademark of Mountain Goat Software, the Mike Cohn company. This is why this agile planning practice could be sometimes names differently: scrum poker, agile poker, etc. This article presents a list of open source planning poker [...]
  • Agile and Scrum Trello Extensions

    September 30, 2019 6
    Trello is a free on-line project management tool owned by Atlassian that provides a flexible and visual way to organize anything. This approach is naturally close to the visual boards used in the Scrum or Kanban approaches. As the tool as an open architecture, some extensions have been developed for [...]
  • Commercial Scrum Retrospectives Tools

    September 18, 2019 2
    Many Scrum teams are based on a distributed organization where members are in different locations, countries or time zones. How could these Agile teams perform their retrospectives? Some companies have developed online tools that can be used to facilitate retrospectives for distributed Scrum teams. share share tweet share email 

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  • Fix Your Business, Culture Will Follow

    November 11, 2019 0
    The market keeps talking about cultural change, that will help us be better at what we do. We have Agile, Scrum, teal organizations, holacracy, sociocracy, NVC and all other similar concepts. But is there anything [...]
  • Building Agility with Design Sprints

    October 28, 2019 0
    Preaching the benefits of agility when pressed for a twelve-month release schedule makes for an awkward conversation. Business commitment and organizational change are needed to successfully adopt agility-building practices like agile, lean product management and [...]