SCRUM vs. KanBan

IT Toolbox

It seems that we have two flavors of what can loosely be called "agile" development going on. I had an interesting conversation today with the Director of SW Engineering I work with. He was relating some meetings he was in where various corporate IT leaders were discussing agile methodologies and how to standardize them across the company. The first type was being

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Scrum Transition Journal: Grooming Woes Part 1

IT Toolbox

I've been writing about the process of shifting from a "semi'-agile" development model into a more formal scrum process. So for most people who deal with scrum based methodologies, I think my perspective is a little bit unique. I'm a product manager/product owner. I attend the daily stand up just like everyone else. Of course, anyone who has questions about

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Adopting Agile Scrum - is change & hard work

IT Toolbox

In my work week, this has meant a change to Agile Scrum as a development methodology. We used some principles of Agile software developmentWith a change of leadership comes many other changes. And along with that comes a number of learnings that are worth repeating here on my blog. Agile isn't entirely new. Our approach before this had been semi-agile.

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Scrum Transition Journal: Grooming Woes Part 2

IT Toolbox

As my organization transitions farther into the process of adopting agile scrum for our software development, I'm learning more and more about what keeps a Product Owner busy! Yesterday I wrote about grooming the backlog and prioritizing all the stories. But there's a big piece that I missed. Stories tend to multiply. So at any given

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The scrum master role explained

ComputerWorld IT Management

Watch this snappy instructional video to understand how a scrum master can help a team learn agile development and follow a scrum process to develop new applications

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Scrum Transition Journal: This pace is brutal!

IT Toolbox

So we’re moving to an Agile scrum process. This is a dream-come-true for the development team. But it’s a decent sized change that is going to take some getting used to. I’m not complaining. But I am painfully aware of some of the impacts on me as a product manager. One of the first things that I have noticed is that the cadence is

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Agile Marketing Based on Analytical Data Insights: Improving Scrum Tactics in Brand Outreach

Eric D. Brown

Agile management and scrum-style techniques have long been accepted in fields of technology development, but have been increasingly adopted outside the tech industry over the years. Improved Scrum Marketing Management through Smart Use of Data.

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Respect Driven Development

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Respect Driven Development is not an attempt to add to the Agile alphabet soup of X Driven Development like TDD, BDD, DDD or FDD. It really wasn’t until GDPR that I started to think that we really need a way to internalize how we approach data as developers in large distributed systems. Why am I designing and developing systems that I don’t really want to use? Development Big Data GDPR scrum

On An Agile scaling journey ? Take our survey to find out how you are doing.

Forrester IT

Software development leaders continue to buy into Agile--while they eradicate traditional waterfall style development. Scrum. agile software development. Agile at scale Application Development DevOps SaFE Scrum XP agile software development water-agile-fallThis year I'm excited to have my team colleague Amanda joining me in the bi-annual Forrester Agile at Scale Adoption survey.

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No Scrum Master? No Problem - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 No Scrum Master? How should Enterprises fill the Scrum Master Role? I field this question very often and especially from members of technology organizations where agile and scrum in particular is being introduced top down from Management.

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Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. My colleagues and I from BusinessWeek gave a presentation last week covering our agile planning and development process and ended with an intro to SCRUM by @silviogalea. agile software development. (56).

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The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

Organizations are therefore in a rush to become great at rapidly innovating, developing, and delivering new software products to win new clients and retain and serve existing ones. Scrum. agile software development.

Hype Cycle for 3 Phases of an Agile Backlog Groom

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Grooming is the process for an agile scrum team to absorb new work and add details. agnostic and if you are a water-scrum-fall champion, this applies to you too. The groom session goal is for the scrum team to move from initial introduction to common understanding.

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Agile Mindsets: Don't try to get a perfect architecture; Plan to get it wrong

Social, Agile and Transformation

I still find teams that have adopted scrum and other agile practices, but still strive for perfection when trying to conceive architectures and implementation plans. agile planning agile software development cloud computing data management DevOps innovation it management software development software qaSome will also try to think through every edge case to ensure that designs are fully future-proofed. This is an unrealistic proposition for most teams and people.

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Respect Driven Development

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Respect Driven Development is not an attempt to add to the Agile alphabet soup of X Driven Development like TDD, BDD, DDD or FDD. It really wasn’t until GDPR that I started to think that we really need a way to internalize how we approach data as developers in large distributed systems. Why am I designing and developing systems that I don’t really want to use? Digital Transformation Operations Respect Driven Development

Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

CIO Dashboard

The #NoEstimates debate has struck a nerve with the software development community. It’s all about exploring alternatives to estimates (including cost, time, and effort) for making decisions in the software development life cycle. Guest Post by Ray Hearrell.

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Benchmarks for Healthy Agile Planning that gets User Stories Written and Estimated

Social, Agile and Transformation

Agile practices, and scrum in particular are really strong at prescribing steps to go from sprint start to end. Teams practicing scrum will usually have a commitment meeting at the start of the sprint to decide the scope of work they aim to complete and daily standups during the sprint to discuss status and blocks. agile planning agile software development DevOps

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What Drives Agile Teams to Become Agile Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Last week I moderated a panel at nGage's Enterprise Transformation Exchange on Developing an Agile IT Organization: Concepts, Culture and Concerns. Organizations looking to transform need to go beyond scrum practices and improving IT project execution. The message from panelists was clear.

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When to Say “No” to #NoEstimates – A Case Study

CIO Dashboard

Recent traction around the #NoEstimates d ebate suggests the development community is looking to break free from traditional agile techniques like relative and t-shirt sizing. Many developers do their best work when constraints like timelines and documentation are removed.

Minimum Viable Product (MVP) May Not Be Maximum Value

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In software development, the Minimum Viable Product ( MVP ) is the quickest time to release for something useful. Noting that development is a change, the definition [of a one-time] MVP depends on your planned current vs. future business state. Minimum Viable Product by Henrik Kniberg.

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What Agile Teams Can Learn From 1st Graders

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I saw this hanging in my daughter''s classroom I knew it needed to be shared with Scrum Masters and other agile team members. So much what makes agile teams successful is dependent on their collaboration - establishing a shared understanding of priorities, solving problems, developing solutions, resolving blocks, and improving practices. agile planning agile software development it management organizational change project management software development

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New Agile Teams - Common Questions, Simple Answers

Social, Agile and Transformation

When I came in, I committed to the team that we would rapidly adopt Agile Development and Agile Planning practices in order for us to fulfill our goals. Today, less than one hundred days into this position, we have Scrum running in three programs and Kanban. about me agile planning agile software development cio innovation it management leadership offshore development organizational change software development

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Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers. Ive been asked lately about the role of project managers on agile or SCRUM teams. Some specifics: Scrum and agile are very team and inward facing. offshore development.

Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

With the ever-evolving software development landscape, large enterprises are increasingly “going Agile.” While both of these frameworks work well for software development teams, Agile is even suitable for less obvious initiatives, such as transforming traditional marketing.

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Top 7 Ingredients to Establishing an Agile Development Practice.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Top 7 Ingredients to Establishing an Agile Development Practice. More and more teams and companies are considering agile processes, SCRUM, Extreme, or hybrids to either pilot new initiatives or to establish the practice. offshore development. (6).

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Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development. Are you a technology executive looking to adopt or migrate to an agile software development practice? Also, see my Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. agile software development. (56).

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Adopting Agile Development - The role of the CIO - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Adopting Agile Development - The role of the CIO. First, the CIO must be able to negotiate priorities and develop a path for consistent delivery - which is why I thing the CIO loves Agile (or should love it). agile software development. (56).

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Getting Enterprise Executives to buy in to an Agile Development.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Getting Enterprise Executives to buy in to an Agile Development Lifecycle. People have asked me, "how do you get executive buy in on moving a department or team to an agile development software lifecycle "? Agile practices (SCRUM, XP , etc.)

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Larger Scale Agile Development - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Larger Scale Agile Development. Back in January, we had one team at BusinessWeek practicing agile software development. It covers agile release planning, scrum of scrums, and a number of other advanced topics. web development. (12).

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Offshore Agile Development - Totally Feasible! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Offshore Agile Development - Totally Feasible! I just returned from Chennai, India where I had the pleasure of working with a relatively small team of developers. We also brought one of our offshore developers come on site for a few weeks.

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Is Your Enterprise Ready for Agile Development? - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Is Your Enterprise Ready for Agile Development?

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Balancing Speed in Agile

IT Toolbox

Recently I discussed the difference between SCRUM and Kanban based agile software development. I’m guessing that some out there think that one of these methods might be better than the other. I can imagine that someone might think that whichever produces the fastest release rate or hits some target cycle. Hang on just a minute. That’s a false value. Faster is not

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Agile Process Improvement Using. Agile! - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 When I talk to leaders and teams about agile and scrum, they get the basics right away - sprint length, stand ups, commitments, getting to done, and basic backlog management. Who should be the scrum master? agile software development. (56).

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Maturing agile development without a maturity model - Social, Agile.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Maturing agile development without a maturity model. Let’s go into these goals briefly: Organizational change – Consider processes before and after agile development. The team has to figure out and develop its processes.

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Synergizing Agile Projects

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Effective Test-driven development and continuous testing, Paired Programming. Healthy development and testing partnership, Proactive issue management. Prompt Scrum ceremonies. The Synergizing Idea: This hypothesis started when I was part of the potluck-hosting team in the office.

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