Agile-in-the-small – a single team with a single product – is all about digital product thinking. Agile-in-the-large is a very different thing. This talk shows how combining industrial and digital thinking is the key to achieving autonomy with alignment, and they offer pragmatic advice and useful tools for achieving agility at scale.
Even if for some Agile and Scrum practitioners, checklists can have the bad reputations as being on the wrong side of the “Individuals and interactions over processes and tool ” Agile Manifesto preferred values, it doesn’t always mean that it contains “items you should always check”. They can be also considered as a good practice that allows to capitalize and share experience when they are used as guidelines to assess the different aspects of a situation.
Uncertainty in the Product Backlog is a big risk for the schedule of a Scrum project. The problem is that the full scope of the release can be quite hard to estimate because the requirements are not well-know early on. Confounding this problem is that frequently the release date is a hard deadline.
The first thing to say is that the term “Planning Poker®” is a registered trademark of Mountain Goat Software, the Mike Cohn company. This is why this agile planning practice could be sometimes names differently: scrum poker, agile poker, etc. This article presents a list of free and open source planning poker tools and plugins that are also directly available as online tools.
Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is one of the most misunderstood, misused, and abused terms in contemporary software development. In this talk, Jeff Patton explains the misunderstandings made by thought leaders that lead to the confusion we all deal with today. You will learn the counter-intuitive concepts hidden in the term and why really using them is so hard.
If videos are one of the modern tools for personal Agile training and Scrum knowledge acquisition, podcasts can also play an important role. Audio-only material is useful in a context where the eyes are already busy, when you commute in your car for instance.
In this presentation, Lyssa Adkins and Simon Powers explore the role and offer a definition of what agile coaching really means, what competencies you should expect from an Agile coach and a framework for learning. They will also share some cool things being done in this space to maximize the chance of transformation success by having the right people.