Agile, Scrum, Lean and Kanban conferences have been organized all over the world in recent years. With the popularity of the Agile approaches, they have attracted important audiences and therefore started to capture their sessions on video. This article presents a list of the best Agile and Scrum video channels available on YouTube from these conferences.
We often find ourselves in complex situations without recognizing what makes them complex. Fortunately, understanding the context can help us to benefit from the situation by reducing or even increasing the complexity.
Has improving your Scrum team been like taking a walk to Mordor? “Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly.” Tolkien, Lord of the Rings. The path seems wrought with peril. Why not just implement the ceremonies first, then focus on the intent later. Stopping there incurs the risk of slipping back into bad habits.
After many years of working with Agile and being a witness to its results, we found the main mistakes (the dark side) that usually come up when implementing this methodology. Take a look at some of the reasons why Scrum fails within the software development projects.
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.
Agile software development refers to methodologies and principles of effective, iterative, and collaborative programming. It becomes more and more popular nowadays as suggests a more affordable and client-oriented process. Agile nearshoring means delegating programming tasks to dedicate teams in a nearby country to increase business success and get a project released faster.
Agile development starts with small Scrum teams tackling small problems. After some initial successes the organization gets more ambitious, and tries to get more teams tackling bigger problems. At some point these endeavors run headlong into organizational finance and governance structures from a different era, designed with huge projects in mind, and it usually doesn’t end well.