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 Agile teams to achieve this goal.
Learn how to promote self-organization in Scrum through systemic coaching and large-scale facilitation. Systemic coaching is a methodically guided self-reflection to consider systemic contexts of a concern from different perspectives.
The Project Management Institute (PMI), announced last week the acquisition of Disciplined Agile (DA), the company created by Mark Lines and Scott Amble that is backing the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework. DAD defines itself as “a people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile approach to IT solution delivery”.
Agile Open California North is two-day conference that provides Agile and Scrum practitioners in California an opportunity for learning and networking. Practitioners and newcomers come together for two days to discuss, examine and otherwise brainstorm the most timely and relevant topics in Agile development today.
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 an interesting book about the negative sides of velocity and what might be a good metric for an Agile team.
Lean Agile Scotland is a conference taking place in Edinburgh and focused on the Lean and Agile approaches to software development and project management like Scrum.