Clarizen has added several new features to its Clarizen Go task management solution to enable enterprise teams to meet their goals while adopting simple agile workflows.
CodeFreeze is an unconference taking place in Finland that defines itself as a “time and place for software craftspeople to meet”. It is part of the international group of SoCraTes conferences that are focused on software craftsmanship.
XP Days Ukraine is a conference dedicated to Agile engineering practices. Its aim is to provide practical skills and new ideas toScrum and Agile practitioners with the help of local and international Agile and Scrum experts. The presentations of XP Days Ukraine cover the main Agile engineering practices like TDD, Continuous Integration or BDD. Topics like Agile architecture, technical debt or communication between developers and testers are also discussed.
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 continuous delivery. When their adoption is only tolerated by the wider organization on the condition that legacy ways-of-working are respected, their effectiveness is critically constrained.
The Kenneth Rubin’s “Essential Scrum” book starts with a foreword by Mike Cohn who writes “there must be billions of possible ways to implement Scrum. And while there is no single right way, there are better and worse ways to implement Scrum.” Mike Cohn writes also “what works in one company or project will fail in another”. The presence of Mike Cohn in this book is not a surprise as Kenneth Rubin hired him in 2000 to work on the implementation of Scrum at Genomica.
More asking, less telling. As an agile leader, you can adopt the approach of humble enquiry to build relationships, increase trust and collaboration, and deal with the challenges of organizational transformations for your Scrum team.
T-shaped skills is a metaphor used to describe people with deep vertical skills in a specialized area as well as broader but not necessarily deep skills in other areas. This is a base for cross-functional Scrum teams, but people can resist this. Learn why and what you can do to change this.