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Three Leadership “Musts” for DevOps

                  A middle-of-the-night phone call is never a good thing – especially when the director of technology operations is on the other end. It was 2:00 a.m. in the summer of 2003 … Continue reading

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How to Collaborate in DevOps Software Development

              DevOps Software Development is new to many organizations and figuring out how to best collaborate can be challenging. One of the recurring roadblocks experienced by the organizations we serve revolves around collaboration. What … Continue reading

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DevOps Culture and the Informed Workspace

              While the DevOps culture has been heavily focused on what tools to use, little thought has been given to what type of workspaces are needed. Ever since the early days of agile, the … Continue reading

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What Kind of Agile Are You?

              As many as 94% of organizations are practicing some form of agile according to 9th annual State of Agile survey™, yet I have first-hand experience seeing countless organizations that aren’t doing agile right, … Continue reading

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Measuring What Counts: Introducing the Better, Faster, Cheaper, Happier Measurement Framework

At Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) we have been involved in many agile adoptions ranging in size from single teams to entire IT development organizations. The single biggest problem we see is organizations not understanding why they are changing the way … Continue reading

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ScrumMaster: Servant Leader or Secretary?

In Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses, many Scrum myths are busted. One such myth is that the ScrumMaster is somehow an administrative assistant to a development team, to a product owner or to an organization. The Scrum Guide notes that the … Continue reading

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How the Words You Use Affect Your Team

Words have a huge impact on team members affecting their work and ultimately your project, yet we often don’t put much thought into the words we use every day. Check out some of the positive and negative connotations of traditional … Continue reading

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10 Agile Books You Should Read This Summer

It’s all too easy to take it a little bit easier during the summer, so we created a list of agile books to keep you on your toes. Whether you read them at the beach on vacation or the back … Continue reading

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Why Agile Won’t Make You More Productive

According to the 9th annual State of Agile™ survey, more organizations are adopting agile in order to improve productivity: “Consistent with last year, most respondents adopted agile practices to accelerate product delivery (59%) or enhance their ability to manage changing … Continue reading

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Improving Agile Portfolio Management Coordination

                Simply producing status reports in an enterprise with hundreds of software development teams isn’t enough to ensure that your products will be delivered on time. You have to ensure that the plans, … Continue reading

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