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

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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. Ive blogged a bit on Product Owners in the Enterprise and Why Project Managers are still needed , but what about Scrum Masters? Note: Scrum of scrums really works for this scenario!). agile software development. (56).

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

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. Roughly the same time, @jurgenappelo posted an excellent, easy to follow slideshare on The Zen of SCRUM 1.0. Ideally the product owner or the Scrum Master. Labels: agile software development , it management , project management. agile software development. (56).

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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

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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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Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

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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

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In the complex world of enterprise software development, we say no. The overall program execution was critical to reestablish them in the marketplace. Without estimation in enterprise software development, we have no data points other than intangible feelings to make critical business decisions. Software developers crave the opportunity to explore a solution without the guided “red tape” of sprint timelines, estimation sessions, and user story updates.

New Agile Teams - Common Questions, Simple Answers

Social, Agile and Transformation

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 Many readers of Social, Agile, and Transformation know that I''ve recently started a new position as Global CIO of Greenwich Associates.

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Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

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It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods. Integrating enterprise architecture perspective into any software development lifecycle helps organizations realize and sustain business value. Enterprise architecture thinking is particularly relevant for new software implementations, e.g. non-functional requirements (NFRs), as well as for existing, complex applications undergoing significant change.

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IT Project Management: What Makes Digital Projects Different

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Unsurprisingly, this has meant the management of digital projects and programs has become a critical focus for IT project management offices (PMOs). ” 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.

Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers.

Social, Agile and Transformation

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. Labels: agile software development , project management. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8). Social, Agile, and Transformation.

Top 7 Ingredients to Establishing an Agile Development Practice.

Social, Agile and Transformation

More and more teams and companies are considering agile processes, SCRUM, Extreme, or hybrids to either pilot new initiatives or to establish the practice. Bring in agile coaches, but manage them well - The agile manifesto is one page in length and while there are many books on agile and SCRUM, tailoring the process to your organizational needs requires time and experience. Labels: agile software development , project management , software development , web development.

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Federal Government Signals Interest In Several Key Leading Edge Technologies

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Agile Software Development. Today’s top trend with software development leaders is continuous development. Cloud infrastructure and mobile applications are still major aspects within the field using project management and technical approaches like SCRUM which employs real-time decision-making processes based on actual events and information. Dynamic link library (DLL) programs redirect all the virtualized application’s calls to the server’s file system.

Four Phases of Maturing Enterprise Agile Development

Social, Agile and Transformation

Are you a technology executive looking to adopt or migrate to an agile software development practice? In this post, Id like to share some concepts on maturing the agile software development lifecycle. Make sure the business project is appropriate (I will cover in a future post) and make sure its sponsors are willing to participate in the program. Your coach will probably have a program, but heres one on How to Implement Scrum in 10 Easy Steps. software qa. (8).

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Getting Enterprise Executives to buy in to an Agile Development.

Social, Agile and Transformation

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.) Can you imagine a Startup CTO telling investors that they would spend two months on documentation and three months on development work before demoing a first version of software? We didnt spend a lot of time discussing SCRUM or other approaches internally or with executives. agile software development. (56).

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Larger Scale Agile Development - Social, Agile, and Transformation

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Back in January, we had one team at BusinessWeek practicing agile software development. I then saw this post Agile Project Management: Lessons Learned at Google that I found on the Agile Software Development topic at Business Exchange that gave me some new ideas on scaling agile. It covers agile release planning, scrum of scrums, and a number of other advanced topics. Labels: about me , agile software development , project management , software development.

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Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 2 Stressing the Cloud

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Securing the IoT Programming Research , in their white paper, “ How IoT isMaking Security Imperative for all Embedded Software ,” recommended that software developers should take a more careful approach to releasing new IoT products, “Security problems often stem from the need to accelerate development and bring new products to market ahead of the competition. Dwight is a Certified Scrum Master and teaches courses in Architecture, Requirements, and IVV&T.

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

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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. I also covered some practical matters on when to use (and not use) pair programming , a bit on the Scrum Master role , and on story writing vs requirements docs. Labels: agile software development , content agility , media and publishing. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization.

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Networking the Cloud for IoT – Pt 3 Cloud Network Systems Engineering

Cloud Musings

Further considerations for SE include: how to conduct Peer Reviews of a design (either Systems, Hardware, or Software), studying Defects , and establishing processes to ensure the Quality of the final product and Compliance with Standards. Dr. Juran, in Juran on Leadership for Quality , makes the point that quality improvement programs failed because leadership assigned vague goals and responsibilities, while failing to commit resources to staff projects and reward achievements.

We're an Agile Family! - Social, Agile, and Transformation

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A colleague sent me this TED talk, Agile Programming for your Family. But to be a agile family with a scrum board, and family retrospectives? Labels: about me , agile software development , innovation. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8). Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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

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Agile proponents did themselves a favor adopting the generic agile development to represent processes like SCRUM, Extreme Programming, etc. Also, agile practitioners (product owners, scrum masters, developers, etc.) Labels: agile software development , it management , software development. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8).

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Content Agility at Marklogic's Digital Publishing Symposium - Social.

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I then discussed how BusinessWeek moved to an agile development process (specifically, SCRUM), to build its newest product, the Business Exchange. Labels: about me , agile software development , business exchange , content agility , web 2.0. 1 comment: shannon 7:16 PM Any tips for how to budget when using SCRUM rather than waterfall? Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51).

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My Time Leading Tech at BusinessWeek - Social, Agile, and.

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My favorite business topics include CIO , Agile Software Development , Enterprise 2.0 , Open Source Software and Social Networking. Labels: about me , agile software development , business exchange , in the news , media and publishing , web 2.0. I'll always remember the Business Exchange team as being one of the best Scrum teams I have worked with. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56).

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

5) Help the team make it successful - Make sure all team members have a basic foundation in an agile (probably scrum) process. I highly recommend training and ideally an agile coach if you can afford it, but at minimum make sure you have a team lead (scrum master.) Labels: agile software development , cio , innovation , organizational change , product management , project management , software development. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization.

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Measuring Costs in Agile Delivery - Social, Agile, and Transformation

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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. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8). Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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How To Get a Team to Think Agile - Social, Agile, and Transformation

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The problem is, using agile process (scrum specifically) for planning, problem solving, developing a strategy, documenting an architecture requires some discipline and thinking a little differently. Thanks for sharing. -- Tenax Technologies is a Belarussian software company delivering complex web solutions. We provide comprehensive software development for startups based on Java J2EE Spring Hibernate web2.0 Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization.

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

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Recognize that process is always in a state of flux and improvement, so when improvements are needed or opportunities identified use an agile / SCRUM process to schedule, commit, and measure improvements. Next post: SCRUM for Process Maturity. Labels: agile software development , innovation , organizational change , product management , project management. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software qa. (8).

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How does your SaaS vendor respond to the scalability question.

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you’re lucky they’ll tell you about their software stack and then throw in a bit about their software development life cycle. Scalability for a SaaS vendor has at least the following areas: Software platform – How often do they put out new releases of core software? How are customer specific implementations managed in their software repository? Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56).

Business Responsibilities working with Agile Teams Part 2 - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

One good way to insure a smooth transition is to learn the process either through participation, taking a training class, and ideally applying agile/SCRUM as a business process. Great articles posted at the Business Exchange Agile Software Development topic. Labels: agile software development , product management. 1 comment: Christian 11:08 PM Would be great to have you out to see the latest Rational Software demos next week in NY. agile software development. (56).

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Turning Good Ideas into Operational Reality - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8). No Scrum Master? 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 and business transformation.

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How to Build a Organization with High Changeability

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Many organizations are doing Agile - applying Agile methodologies and practices to develop software, but very few organizations are being agile - following Agile principles and philosophy to run an agile organization. Are sponsors open to failures at team/project/program/strategy levels? An agile organization is one that is open to change and can adapt readily when change is needed.

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Agile Product Owners in the Enterprise - Social, Agile, and.

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Labels: agile software development , product management , project management. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8). Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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Agile Does Not Need A Maturity Model - Social, Agile, and.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Now theres nothing wrong with the article or some of the concepts, but I feel compelled to throw in my two cents on maturity models in general and especially applied to agile software development. In general, Ive only seen maturity models used in one way - to sell enterprise executives either software or services. My advice: Keep it simple, and build process maturity (agile, software delivery.) Labels: agile software development , project management. software qa. (8).

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Business Responsibilities working with Agile Teams Part 1 - Social.

Social, Agile and Transformation

Below is an incomplete list of some things the Business needs to manage when working with an Agile software development team 1) Expect to spend a lot of time with the technologists! - Labels: agile software development , business exchange , product management. 1 comment: Korayem 11:07 AM I work as a consultant with some scrum teams and i am glad to read your insights. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56).

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

If youre practicing SCRUM, make key members of your teams have some basic training. Labels: agile software development , offshore development , project management. I also know about a similar company which provides Offshore Software Development , Web Development, Web Design services to their clients globally. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8).

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16 Top Project Management Methodologies

Galido

If clients want to increase sales by 15% and hire you to develop new CRM software, the project isn’t complete until sales are up 15% – even if you deliver the desired CRM on time and within budget. EXTREME PROGRAMMING (XP). SCRUM. If you’re new to Project Management, the number of different methodologies (and acronyms) can be mind-boggling.

Evaluating SaaS Vendors ? Understanding Business Models and.

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That hasnt been my experience in building KashFlow (leading UK SaaS accounting software), but thats because Ive been fortunate in being the founder *and* developer. Shifting to a Market, Program, and Platform Organization. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8). Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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