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.
As organizations transition to an Agile approach, the management and leadership styles must also change to adapt themselves to the new values and behaviors. In this article, Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová explains how an Agile Leadership concept can help leaders to be effective in an Agile organization.
Even though Scrum is still the most adopted agile framework in the market, its rules, roles, events and artifacts are frequently misunderstood. We commonly apply this framework without understanding the purpose that stands behind each element, losing its main benefits. This presentation focuses on the Scrum Events, their real purpose, common pitfalls as well as provide hints and propose experiments to optimize the benefits you can get from them.
This video provides an unbiased insider’s perspective of Agile and Scrum in the UK public sector. We have all heard the horror stories of software development in the public sector, but in recent years we have started to see hope, in the form of Government Digital Service (GDS), that taxpayer money isn’t being completely squandered on inefficient enterprise software development.
The Scrum Alliance has published its 2017-18 State of Scrum Report that provide data about Scrum adoption and trends based on a survey of more than 2,000 of its members. This report emphasizes Agile transformation and the need for scaling Scrum. It also shows that people using only Scrum has strongly decreased these past two years.
Three years ago, a presentation of the 2014 PNSQC conference was titled, “How to Fail at Agile Without Really Trying”. It was based on achieving a successful implementation of Agile Scrum by leveraging “lessons learned” from failure. The company in question is now over four years into using the Scrum Methodology.
It is sometime difficult to have an overview of the different principles and practices that are grouped under the Agile banner. In his blog post, Jerome Kehrli has tried the challenging exercise of classifying Agile principles and practices using the periodic table of chemical elements as an inspiration.