Using Self-Selection for Happy Scrum Teams

Amber King is a fan of team self-selection, which, in her experience, yields happier, more empowered, more productive teams. Amber shares her story working at Opower where the company decided to do an experiment: the goal would

Architectural Refactoring

Let’s face it, the system you maintain isn’t meeting expectations. The crystal ball you were issued at engineer academy was broken, and you guessed wrong about how the system would grow. Now, you’re faced with a choice:

The Eupsychian Manager

The word eupsychian (pronounced ‘you-sigh-key-un’) was coined by Abraham Maslow. It comes from ‘eu’ meaning good (e.g. euphoria) and ‘psyche’ meaning mind or soul. Eupsychian means ‘having a good mind/soul’ or ‘towards a good mind/soul’. Maslow’s research

Scaling Scrum with Visual Studio Team Services

Watch and learn how to use Visual Studio Team Services to work with many teams on the same product. This presentation explains how to create a Nexus of 3-9 teams working on a single product with separate

Hybrid Methods are More Powerful than Kanban or Scrum

When teams decide to “go Agile” they invariably decide between Scrum or the Kanban Method. This is often because both Scrum and the Kanban Method provide a straightforward approach to get started. However, our experience has shown