5 Ways Scrum Leaders Drive Astoundingly Successful Collaboration

Social, Agile and Transformation

Product owners, tech leads, and scrum masters are three common roles you find on scrum teams. I've written about their key responsibilities such as product owners prioritizing backlogs, tech leads overseeing estimating, and scrum masters ensuring team collaboration and cohesion.

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What is the Modernized Role of Scrum Masters

Social, Agile and Transformation

The 15th episode of 5 Minutes with @NYIke focuses on the modernized role of the scrum master. . Ten years ago, scrum masters were the experts on agile methodologies and charged to coach teams through the process.

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5 Recommendations on How Much To Invest in Agile and Scrum Courses

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you considering getting formally trained or certified in agile methodologies or scrum? Are you looking to become a certified scrum master, or maybe get trained in an agile framework such as SAFe or LeSS, or specialize in agile transformation with classes like StarCIO Agile Planning?

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6 Best Practices for Remote Work by Agile Software Development Teams

CEB IT

In 2020, the sudden shift to remote work created concern among software engineering and apps leaders that development velocity would suffer. Shift to remote work: How are development teams adapting? People management helps with motivation development and alignment.

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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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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. As software teams mature along their Agile transformation, the biggest obstacle still is, despite some improvements, to scale up and horizontally. Scrum. agile software development. Agile at scale Application Development DevOps SaFE Scrum XP agile software development water-agile-fall

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The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

Quite simply, it is software that makes any financial business truly digital. 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. Our key finding comes in response to a question: Are you building a digital lab that contains great developers but is isolated from key business leaders and other technology management teams? Scrum.

The Scrum Guide 2020 Aims For Focus And Inclusivity But Might Scare Designers Away

Forrester's Customer Insights

I attended the 2020 Scrum guide update event that also celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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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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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. This common understanding of the scope is a cornerstone of agile scrum and further, Mike Willis explains the cone of uncertainty. This is the development engineering feedback to the Product Owner.

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Five Reasons Your Agile Practices Fail to Deliver Results

Social, Agile and Transformation

We can call many processes "agile," and teams can claim that they are practicing scrum. agile planning agile software development cio innovation leadership organizational changeLet's call a spade a spade.

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The Scrum Master - A role or responsibility?

Social, Agile and Transformation

At a recent industry event for publishers, I sat at a table with a number of agile development leaders and we discussed the ScrumMaster role. agile software development project management software developmentDo you have a dedicated ScrumMaster? For the most part, the answer came back as a ‘no’ for a number of philosophical and funding reasons. Agile practitioners love to talk about roles and responsibilities. You need a product owner, largely responsible for.

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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 qa

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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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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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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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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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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. The traditional approach of software development estimating focuses on: Taking the highest priority planned work. Allows scrum team to focus on researching a viable solution by taking away timeline-driven approach.

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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. In the complex world of enterprise software development, we say no. The development team would not provide estimates due to the short timeline to production: six weeks.

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. This is because execution of a development project includes gobs of little decisions on the ground. The development folks should hear that they are creating optimum business value, not a minimum product.

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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.

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. offshore development. (6).

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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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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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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

With the ever-evolving software development landscape, large enterprises are increasingly “going Agile.” Agile is applicable to many scenarios; for example, Extreme Programming (XP) zeroes in on software engineering while wrapping in novel approaches to boost quality, and Scrum is the most widely adopted agile method. By building on XP and Scrum, SAFe can effectively scale Agile throughout the enterprise by introducing Lean and portfolio management principles.

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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 software development. (56).

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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. software qa.

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How to Measure Software Quality?

Future of CIO

Software can be measured in the 'hard' way accordingly. Software eats the world, all forward-looking organizations declare they are at information businesses, and strive for software Quality, but most of them may not know how to define Quality. As quality, especially software quality is contextual and relative, but still, there can be set of guidelines which can help the team to follow the best practices to measure software quality accordingly.

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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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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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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5 Steps to Master Continuous Delivery

CEB IT

She is in charge of application development (AD). Ariane then realizes she needs to develop continuous delivery (CD), a software engineering approach where teams constantly produce valuable software in short cycles while ensuring the software can be reliably released at any time. Step 2: Develop agile fluency. Scrum, Kanban and scrumban are not enough to implement agile processes and practices.

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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? Agile proponents did themselves a favor adopting the generic agile development to represent processes like SCRUM, Extreme Programming, etc. agile software development. (56).

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IT Project Management: What Makes Digital Projects Different

CEB IT

” However, PMO and project management processes are considered potential sources of delays by more than 80% of software development teams using Agile processes. They can flex to take on Scrum Master or even Product Owner roles, or step up into a program manager role to coordinate the work of multiple Agile teams. More than two-thirds of executives believe their company must become significantly more digitized to maintain competitiveness.

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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IT Applications: Four Roles for Business Analysts to Play on Agile Projects

CEB IT

IT applications teams, whose job it is to develop software for a company in-house, employ business analysts to do a range of tasks that involve talking to IT’s internal customers (anyone else in the company) and help turn customers’ requests into a salient request for either an upgrade or a new piece of software. an HR team that will use a new HRIS system , or a regional sales team that will trial a new piece of sales software).

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

CIO Dashboard

It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods. On the other hand, the evolutionary development approach inherent in agile gives designers more freedom, enabling them to respond to changing needs as they arise. Integrating enterprise architecture perspective into any software development lifecycle helps organizations realize and sustain business value. Is Agile Development an Option?

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Agile in 2008 to Twitter, Cloud Computing and Publishing in 2009.

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 Looking back to 2008, I shifted this blog from covering startups and issues for CTOs (re: Startup CTO ) and covered a lot about the agile software development life cycle. agile software development. (56). offshore development. (6).

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Measuring Costs in Agile Delivery - 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 Measuring actual costs turns out to be an easier process assuming that you have a tool to manage the backlog and a scrum master running daily standups. Labels: agile planning , agile software development , cio , it management , project management.

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Federal Government Signals Interest In Several Key Leading Edge Technologies

CTOvision

As technologists we found the questions informative and insightful and even inspiring (it was great seeing the government prove they are tracking developments in the tech world). Agile Software Development. Today’s top trend with software development leaders is continuous development. Continuous development is the natural progression of iteration times shrinking into insignificance. By Bob Gourley.

Business Responsibilities working with Agile Teams Part 2 - Social.

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 See Business Responsibilities working with Agile Teams Part 1 where I cover some important responsibilities: Dedicating time to define requirements, setting reasonable customer expectations, and developing a methodology for prioritizing. software qa.

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