Even if Agile approaches favor collocated teams, distributed Scrum teams are more common that what you might think. Many Agile software development teams are based on a virtual organization.
Articles and videos on creating and managing cross-functional Scrum teams: scrum master, product owner and development team.
From the perspective of Scrum, metrics and KPI evaluations are a few of the last frontiers in the process for continuous improvement. In this article, Lucas Napoli shares some metrics and KPIs that Agile software development teams should be aware of.
“OKRs” is the acronym of “Objectives and Key Results.” This is a collaborative goal-setting tool used by teams and individuals to set goals with measurable results. In his book “Succeeding with OKRs in Agile”, Allan Kelly explains why he considers that “OKRs have the potential to reawaken the early ambition and drive inherent in agile. This time managers can join in too, not as obstacles to change, or change drivers, but as partners focused on the same outcomes for a greater purpose.”
What is Mindful Agile Leadership? It is the perfect balance of 3 essential elements: The agile mindset : the heart of agile – our attitude and approach to work that is collaborative, adaptable, open to change, value focused with continuous learning and growth. Mindfulness : the quality of awareness – non-judgmental, objective, deliberate observation and openness to whatever unfolds in the present. Servant leadership : being of service to others – focused on the growth and development of others, empowering teams to be high performing.
I recently posted a quote from a conference saying that “Removing hierarchy and cross-team dependencies made space for strong collaborative teams.” Interestingly, I got many comments and questions about it. So let’s talk about hierarchy and why we don’t need it in Agile space.
Learn the experience of large Agile Transformation during turbulent times created by Covid-19. This describes how Scrum Masters changed the way of serving the organization, how you need to modify the approach and strategy of Agile Transformation and how this change impacts Scrum Teams.
If today many people equal Agile with Scrum, the Agile approach is also deeply rooted in software engineering practices, like pair programming or refactoring, promoted by the eXtreme Programming (XP) movement. In this book, Emily Bache presents the Samman Technical Coaching approach. It is a method for helping software development teams to become more agile and raise the quality of their work.