Reliable Scrum

Published September 16th, 2014 Under Scrum | Leave a Comment

This presentation shows an approach based on Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) how to make Agile approaches reliable (Reliable Scrum) and protect the Agile part of course. The next step is to make them even faster (and more Agile) with ideas out of the Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC). In the third step you will see how this all fits together. Read more

Meeting the Challenges of Agile Principles

Published September 8th, 2014 Under Scrum | Leave a Comment

The 12 agile principles lay the foundation for a successful agile team and deliver a product that meets customer satisfaction. Every principle is an absolute necessity to build great software and great teams. While these principles have stood the testimony of time over a decade now, much has changed the way we build and deliver software, especially from an offshore perspective. Adoption of agile methods does not simply imply a framework or a process implementation, but it goes beyond that. Read more

Bringing Leadership Agility to Agile

Published September 3rd, 2014 Under Agile | Leave a Comment

Agile can transform software development teams – and other kinds of teas – in amazing ways. As Agile takes hold and proves its worth, people begin to see the need for a new kind of “leadership culture” at the senior and middle management levels. What is needed is not simply the application of Agile methods in management teams. We need leaders who have the capacity to think and act at higher levels of agility. Read more

Distributed Scrum Development with Jenkins

Published August 25th, 2014 Under Coding, Scrum | Comments Off

This presentation discusses the experience of using Jenkins to manage the full stack integration build and testing for DealerTrack 2.0 for more than six distributed Scrum teams. Read more

A Creativity (R)Evolution

Published August 18th, 2014 Under Agile | Comments Off

We are incessantly, almost compulsively drawn to gatherings of intelligent, creative people. While we are looking to learn ways to change our professional and personal lives for the better with Agile approaches, on a deeper level, we’re compelled because we crave profound change and the inspiration to instigate a revolution. Read more

Discussion on Technical Debt

Published July 28th, 2014 Under Agile | Comments Off

At the SATURN 2014 conference, Jeromy Carrière of Google, Philippe Kruchten of the University of British Columbia, Robert L. Nord of the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute, Michael Keeling of IBM and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock discuss about technical debt. The discussion is moderated by George Fairbanks of Google. Read more

Does Agile Empower the Knowledge Worker?

Published July 21st, 2014 Under Agile | Comments Off

In the information technology industry, decisions impacting the design, construction and implementation of projects were solely the realm of architects and project managers. These decisions would be made and locked down at the outset of the project and tasked to subsequent business analysts, developers and quality assurance personnel to define, construct and test, respectively. Read more

Making Sense of Complexity

Published July 15th, 2014 Under Agile | Comments Off

A recent Gartner report identified the importance of the Cynefin framework for IT departments as a sense-making methodology, suggesting a significant market share by 2016. Cynefin is emerging as one of the main approaches to understanding complexity within the Agile community and provides a means to integrate, and understand the proper boundary conditions between methods and tools. Read more

Performance Testing in Agile Contexts

Published June 30th, 2014 Under Software Testing | Comments Off

Performance Testing has long been conducted as a single experiment against a fully complete and assembled system. Architecture, software, hardware, networks, data states, and workload models are all combined to try and create the most “accurate” simulation possible to produce test results predictive of production experience. Read more

The Chaos of Leadership or the Leadership of Chaos

Published June 23rd, 2014 Under Project Management | Comments Off

Our world suffers from terminal normality. Our world also suffers from too much false expertise, wrong answers, manipulative influence, and bad advice. In this chaos we are taught to make our way to be a success! Read more


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