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 Agile teams to achieve this goal.

Project Management Institute Swallows Disciplined Agile

August 12, 2019 0

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, Berkeley, USA, October 10-11 2019

August 8, 2019 0

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.

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 an interesting book about the negative sides of velocity and what might be a good metric for an Agile team.

Scaling Agile Delivery

July 29, 2019 0

Agile development starts with small Scrum teams tackling small problems. After some initial successes the organization gets more ambitious, and tries to scale Agile, getting more teams tackling bigger problems. At some point these endeavors run headlong into finance and governance structures from a different era, designed with huge projects in mind, and it usually doesn’t end well.

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