SCRUM vs. KanBan

IT Toolbox

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. It seems that we have two flavors of what can loosely be called "agile" development going on. 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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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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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: Part time is out of luck

IT Toolbox

Agile scrum teams are really designed to be full time commitments for all the parties involved. As we round in to the end of our first sprint, I'm learning a really hard lesson. Part time is out of luck. I wish it was otherwise. But I'm finding myself in the vice of multiple number 1 priorities. It works best when everyone

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

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!). No Scrum Master?

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What it means to be a truly cross-functional scrum team

MindTree

Learn what it takes to build a truly cross-functional scrum team working across disciplines to deliver a complete user story in terms of functionality. The post What it means to be a truly cross-functional scrum team appeared first on Speaking our Mind.

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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. Scrum Process Reply Delete Add comment Load more. Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies.

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

Forrester IT

Scrum. 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. For the 2017 study we've added a few more questions in areas that we see organizations are struggling with.

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The Downside Of digital Labs For Financial Innovation

Forrester IT

Scrum. Agile Application Development DevOps Insurance Scrum agile software development banking continuous delivery continuous integration digital disruption digital innovation financial services waterfall

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.

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Respect Driven Development

Perficient - Digital Transformation

I spent a weekend in Scrum training with Vernon Stinebaker and he made a comment that really directed my thinking on this subject. He was going over the Scrum Values a commented that Respect is actually the core value from which the rest derive. Development Big Data GDPR scrumRespect Driven Development is not an attempt to add to the Agile alphabet soup of X Driven Development like TDD, BDD, DDD or FDD. I consider it to be more of an attitude than a process.

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

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? If you are using a coach, Id recommend using them as a Scrum Master on this team. Reply Delete sorna 7:25 AM Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again Scrum Process Reply Delete Add comment Load more. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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Scaling Agile for the Enterprise

CIO Dashboard

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. Agile extreme programming scaled agile framwork scaling agile scrum

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Should You Say Yes to #NoEstimates?

CIO Dashboard

Allows scrum team to focus on researching a viable solution by taking away timeline-driven approach. Agile #NoEstimates agile development methodology agile planning agile software development estimation scaled agile framework scaling agile scrum Guest Post by Ray Hearrell.

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

CIO Dashboard

Agile #NoEstimates agile software development no estimates scrum software development Guest post by Raymond Hearrell. 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.

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. 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. Thursday, March 26, 2009.

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. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

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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. A big part of this collaboration occurs in both.

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IT Project Management: What Makes Digital Projects Different

CEB IT

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.

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

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

CEB IT

Scrum master : A less common option is for BAs to take on what is essentially the team leader role; typically called a “ scrum master ” in Agile terms.

Respect Driven Development

Perficient - Digital Transformation

I spent a weekend in Scrum training with Vernon Stinebaker and he made a comment that really directed my thinking on this subject. He was going over the Scrum Values a commented that Respect is actually the core value from which the rest derive. Respect Driven Development is not an attempt to add to the Agile alphabet soup of X Driven Development like TDD, BDD, DDD or FDD. I consider it to be more of an attitude than a process.

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

CIO Dashboard

While agile teams typically plan in isolation without formal communication mechanisms beyond the scrum of scrums, Architecture Driven Agile promotes a progressive planning process that is required to move requirements from vision to story success. Guest post by Tim Mattix.

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The top 12 overused IT terms

ComputerWorld IT Management

IT is no different, offering us clouds, ecosystems, waterfalls, sprints and scrums, and even cookies and breadcrumbs. Every part of the corporate world has its share of unusual and even strange jargon.

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Taking the Canadian Insurance Industry Digital

Cloud Musings

When compared to the well know SCRUM model, using KANBAN promoted continuous collaboration and encouraged active, ongoing learning and improvement by defining the best possible team workflow. “Digital disruption isn’t just for hip start-ups.

Be pragmatic, not dogmatic

Eric D. Brown

How many times have you heard (or said!) “well…we need to build a gantt chart before the project can start” or “that’s not how the PMBOK” says to do it or ‘Scrum requires us to do X, Y and Z in that order.”

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5 Steps to Modernize Your Mainframe with Pair Programming

Perficient - Digital Transformation

These steps, in combination with Agile methods like Scrum to get and keep management on board and pair programming to address a code developer issue, can help fend off this looming disaster. Calculating ROI at a feature level, a core tenet of Scrum , is the foundation of your modernization effort. It seems like once I stopped mainframe coding in COBOL and RPG and moved to Java, I have been continuously involved in mainframe retirement projects.

Are You Agile Enough for Polyglot Programming?

CTOvision

Being agile doesn’t mean you have to all go learn a complete Agile framework like Scrum or SAFe , complete with all the new jargon of sprints, and scrum masters. Nathaniel Crocker. In Europe many people are polyglots—people who speak multiple languages. In America? Not so much.

A Tale of 3 Cloud Strategies - Part III

Fountainhead

In Part II (later in 2013) I added a 3 rd player to the scrum, when Microsoft introduced the concept of the Azure Pack to their Server stack, a strategy to reach down from the Cloud into the enterprise and bridging the two with a common set of APIs.

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

Cloud Musings

Dwight is a Certified Scrum Master and teaches courses in Architecture, Requirements, and IVV&T. Dwight Bu e s & Kevin Jackson This is Part 2 of a three part series that addresses the need for a systems engineering approach to IoT and cloud network design.