Category Archives: Agile Teams

Scaling Agile Your Way: Agile Scaling Aspects and Context Matter Greatly (Part 1 of 4)

Consider these five very different types of organizations: 1.  An organization with fairly hierarchical management structure, traditional Project/Program Management Office (PMO) trying to transition from traditional waterfall development to agile development.  Some teams have just a few months of experience … Continue reading

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Bouncing Agile: How Google Analytics is Related to Agile Success

It was a normal day.   I was reading articles, blogs, emails, Tweets, stories and a host of other types of information.  While perusing an item, there was an interesting link and I clicked into another Web location.  When I arrived, … Continue reading

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Building Software Craftsmen

I see Craftsmanship as the answer to an issue that has been rising in importance over the past several years.  Agile, as a development methodology, has hit the mainstream.   While in many ways this is a good thing, there … Continue reading

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Using Legos to Capture Raw Data For Cycle Time & Process Cycle Efficiency

Guest post from David Nicolette, agile coach at Eliassen Group Background I’m one of six technical agile coaches engaged by a large bank to support an initiative to improve software delivery performance. The IT department is an established agile software … Continue reading

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Top 10 Causes of Chaos in Agile Software Development

“Everything is so chaotic.” “Seems like we are constantly in a state of chaos.” “Is agile always crazy and chaotic?” Chaos is a word I hear a lot lately while working with software development teams that are either initially adopting … Continue reading

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Establishing a Sustainable Pace

Guest post by Ben Linders, Netherlands-based senior consultant, InfoQ editor and blogger Agile promotes that teams work in a sustainable pace to be able to keep delivering value to their customers. When agile teams are working under too much pressure, technical debt increases … Continue reading

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Agile Software Needs Craftsmen

So, you want to be an Agile shop.  You’ve read all kinds of cool stuff about Sprints, and WIP limits, and daily stand-up meetings.  You even think you get this crazy User Story and Planning Poker stuff.  You put together a … Continue reading

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Problem Solved: Formula to figure out How Much Detail is Required with Agile Requirements

WARNING: Shameless plug for my session at Agile2014 ahead. I recently got the priviledge to listen to Alistair Cockburn talk to a small group at the VersionOne offices. He told the story about Kent Beck and how the idea of … Continue reading

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With Me It’s All or Nuthin’

Forgive me for bringing up show tunes.  I love the old musicals. One of the true classics of American theater is the show Oklahoma.  I got to thinking about this in a very roundabout way the other day.  The song, called … Continue reading

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Lots of carryover? Try swarming

Scrum teams are made up of individuals with cross functional skills that commit to completing the sprint backlog as a team. Instead of a traditional Project Manager assigning tasks, the team decides how they are going to get the work … Continue reading

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