One of the key benefit for organizations that adopt an Agile project management framework like Scrum should be the shortened value delivery cycle. Providing a quicker feedback, this should lead to continuous improvement the development process. This is however not always the case. In this article, Ronit Eliav discusses six issues that can cause static Agile.
Agile DC is a one-day conference organized by the Washington Agile community. It brings together Agile and Scrum thought-leaders and practitioners from government, not for profits and private industry to share knowledge and network.
Tampere Goes Agile is a one-day conference that features Agile software development and Scrum project management expert speakers from Finland and abroad.
cPrime has announced that it has acquired DevJam, a Devops and Agile consulting firm, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 2007, DevJam has been the premier thought leader in the Midwest for product development, continuous delivery and Agile optimization.
Scrum is becoming very popular and this iss good. Consciously or not, most people adopt Scrum by blindly following a so-called Scrum expert; that’s not so good. As more organisations look to an Agile transition to become more efficient, I am keen to make sure that they realise that there is more to Agile than just Scrum.
Agile software development teams often use the notion of “velocity” to measure their ability at delivering value to the customer. In his blog post, Norberto Herz discusses the concept of “predictability” as a measure of the team’s health. His blog post starts with a series of interesting questions: can the company sell “predictability” to its customers? Is predictability a new application feature? Is predictability A team quality or a team goal?
The concept of team is at the heart of Agile software development and frameworks like Scrum. Forming high performance Agile teams is however not obvious. In this article, Debbie Madden suggests five steps that could bring your software development teams beyond the basic principles of Agile.