Collaboration Games for Agile Teams

March 26, 2013 0

Collaboration Games from the Growing Agile Toolbox is a free e-book written by Karen Greaves and Samantha Laing that proposes ten games to build collaboration in Agile teams.

How to Improve Agile with Kanban

March 20, 2013 0

The Agile Software Development movement has been around 11 years, and yet few seem to understand the true issues that challenge us and why Agile methods help. However, adopting Agile approaches has proven challenging for many firms. In this talk, David Anderson, a leader in the Agile movement will outline, the essence of Agile methods, why they are proving hard to adopt at large scale, and an alternative approach to agility using the Kanban Method.

When a Scrum Project Has Gone Wrong

March 19, 2013 0

Absent ScrumMaster, poorly defined requirements, inexperienced team, absent product owner, impossible goals. Sometimes things can go wrong even in projects that use an Agile approach like Scrum. The main issues are absent product owner or ScrumMaster, an inexperienced team, poorly defined requirements or impossible goals. In this article, Avelino Ferreira Gomes Filho shares some of his experience as a replacing ScrumMaster in troublesome Scrum projects.

Agile Failure: Don’t Look for Silver Bullets!

March 14, 2013 0

In 10 years since the signing of the Agile Manifesto we’ve seen some notable successes, half-way efforts, fragile, scrum-but and just plain #FAIL. We tried to adopt agile methods to solve all types of problems, and many of those problems persist. What are the most common failure modes? How can organizations avoid falling into those failing patterns?

Cynical Agile and Scrum Definitions

March 13, 2013 0

Running Agile software development projects using Scrum is not always an easy task. Sometimes you need to take a step back and look at the Agile best practices with a dose of humour.

Simple Scrum Sprint Estimation Tool

March 12, 2013 0

Whether you follow a Agile framework like Scrum with its planning poker or a traditional project management approach, the estimation activity is always difficult to perform productively and consistently on the long term.

Combining Kanban and Scrum

March 7, 2013 0

Discover how a team of sysadmins dragged the best of Kanban, added a chunk of Scrum and came up with a clear and sustainable process for support teams.

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