Topic: scrum

State of Agile report: Make investment in people

Organizations that really want to make Agile processes work realize they have to make an investment in people. That was among the findings of the 13th State of Agile Report, produced by Collabnet VersionOne and released today. The top three responses to the question of what has been most valuable in helping organizations scale Agile … continue reading

Becoming a Servant Leader: Tips to Become a Great Scrum Master

When your organization begins using Agile methodology for projects in the development pipeline, success hinges of many things, but none more important than the team members themselves — their success and their buy-in. And in an Agile environment, if your software engineers are the players, then the Scrum Master is the team manager and is … continue reading

A Critical View of the Agile Manifesto

It’s been 18 years since the members of “The Agile Alliance” wrote this manifesto. Since then, Agile has dominated the software industry’s mindset for how to manage software development. We have abandoned the “Old Way” of trying to fit software into the frameworks developed for other disciplines. We have recognized that change is both a … continue reading

7 tools for remote Agile development teams to streamline their projects

Back in the late 1950s when iterative and incremental development methods — two of the underpinnings of Agile development — were first being utilized at IBM’s Service Bureau Corp. in Los Angeles, it would have been inconceivable that development teams could be created one day to work together on the same project from multiple remote … continue reading

Making retrospectives real

Most Agile developers have worked in both real Agile environments and in the more traditional set-ups dressed up in Agile ceremonies.  You know the ones — where people are just stepping through the Agile motions, with “standups” in which no one stands up; and “retrospectives” where there is no honest reflection and improvement. These fake retros … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MobileTogether 5.1, Dart 2.2, and Hazelcast IMDG 3.12

Altova has announced the latest release of its app development platform MobileTogether. MobileTogether 5.1 includes support for the latest version of Android, support for implementing Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, and other features designed to make it easier for developers to add functionality to apps. “We are constantly updating MobileTogether with not only the latest OS … continue reading

premium Why is transparency so important for agility?

Scrum, the most popular Agile framework, is based on three very simple ideas: empiricism, self-organization / empowered teams, and a focus on improvement. These ideas enable a team, team of teams, or an organization to respond to their environment and deliver great products. Those three ideas are ultimately dependent on transparency. Transparency is easy to … continue reading

A look at the Nexus Framework

Nexus, created by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber and his Scrum.org team, extends Scrum to guide multiple Scrum teams on how they need to work together to deliver working software in every Sprint. It shows the journey these teams take as they come together, how they share work between teams, and how they manage and minimize … continue reading

Scaling Scrum is just Scrum

One of the hottest questions these days, whether online or in the boardroom, is “How does the organization become more ‘agile’?” As the discussion evolves, it leads to, “How do we scale agility from one team to multiple, or should we?” Scrum being the most common agile way that teams work leads to the question … continue reading

Agile 2018: The Business Agility Report, the Professional Scrum Master II training course, Scrum@Scale, and Zoho Sprints

Despite Agile’s wide adoption, businesses are still struggling to adopt the mindset, structure and practice of the software development approach. Agile Transformation and the Business Agility Institute announced the first Business Agility Report at the Agile 2018 conference in San Diego this week, which found a majority of organizations still rate their business agility maturity … continue reading

The many faces of Agile

Agile is an umbrella term, not a monolithic entity. The Agile Alliance describes Agile as “the ability to create and respond to change in order to succeed in an uncertain and turbulent environment,” while giving a longer and much more specific definition for Agile software development. Beyond that, Agile is being implemented from a variety … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Samsung ARTIK, Scrum.org Kanban course, and MIT private browsing

Samsung has announced it is expanding the ARTIK smart IoT platform with new partnerships to foster the creation of innovative products and services, and enable ARTIK customers to bring new products and services to market faster. “IoT has the potential to impact millions of individuals, businesses and society at large – and Samsung continues to … continue reading

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