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

SCRUM 109

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.

SCRUM 109

Meeting notes for your agile and scrum meetings? Here's why they are important and some options to implement

Social, Agile and Transformation

My question for the agile scrum masters, coaches, and team leads today is whether or not you are documenting meeting notes after planning sessions, standups, and other common scrum meetings? offshore development organizational change software developmentYou might be tempted to do away with meeting notes as a relic of the past. In fact, if you have a small collocated team that has a long tenure working together, then I agree that it might be overkill to.

SCRUM 100

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!). agile software development. (56).

SCRUM 100

Team Leadership in the Age of Agile

Speaker: Roy Osherove, Technology and Leadership Consultant

As a senior software leader, you spend much of your time trying to optimize your team's performance – from increasing delivery rate and velocity to reducing defect rates and waste. However, as software leaders, we often find that as we go to implement these approaches, we feel stuck.

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

Agile 124

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.

Agile 52

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. Scrum.

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.

SCRUM 121

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

SCRUM 119

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.

Agile 100

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

CIO Dashboard

In the complex world of enterprise software development, we say no. Without estimation in enterprise software development, we have no data points other than intangible feelings to make critical business decisions. Guest post by Raymond Hearrell.

What Drives Agile Teams to Become Agile Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

Organizations looking to transform need to go beyond scrum practices and improving IT project execution. CIOs and other IT leaders are looking to agile practices to transform operations, develop new products, about me agile planning agile software development cio digital transformation executive presentations future of work innovation it management organizational change software development

Agile 110

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. Design Development Digital Transformation Integration & IT Modernization agile Backlog Groom minimum viable product MVP scrum software devleopment

SCRUM 52

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. agile planning agile software development it management organizational change project management software development 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 194

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.

Agile 91

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.

Agile 154

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.

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

Agile 109

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. Labels: agile software development , cio , project management , site performance. agile software development. (56). software development. (51). software qa. (8).

Agile 100

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. 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.

Agile 100

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. More than two-thirds of executives believe their company must become significantly more digitized to maintain competitiveness.

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. Integrating enterprise architecture perspective into any software development lifecycle helps organizations realize and sustain business value. Guest post by Tim Mattix.

Agile 107

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

CEB IT

But as applications teams start using the Agile approach to software development more and more, and as that changes the way all of IT need to work together , applications managers have had to think hard about how to help business analysts (BAs) work within this new process.

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

Cloud Musings

The research firm also believes that software development organizations should incorporate coding standards such as CERT C and utilize the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) database. Dwight is a Certified Scrum Master and teaches courses in Architecture, Requirements, and IVV&T.

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 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.

Taking the Canadian Insurance Industry Digital

Cloud Musings

Another key component of this partnership was software development that used the KANBAN Agile Methodology. “Digital disruption isn’t just for hip start-ups.

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. Your coach will probably have a program, but heres one on How to Implement Scrum in 10 Easy Steps. Also, see my Top Ten Thoughts for SCRUM Newbies. Agile Software Development with Scrum Reply Delete InnomaxMediaLLP 4:52 AM Hey friend! software development.

Agile 100

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).

Agile 100

Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government

Cloud Musings

is a Georgia Tech Computer Engineer with 30+ years' experience in computer hardware, software, and systems and interface design. Dwight is a Certified Scrum Master and teaches courses in Architecture, Requirements, and IVV&T.

Larger Scale Agile Development - Social, Agile, and Transformation

Social, Agile and Transformation

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.

Agile 100

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

Social, Agile and Transformation

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. agile software development. (56). software development. (51).

Agile 100

Old Problem – New Context – Business to IT Translation

Perficient - Digital Transformation

If they had been following a basic project management or software development life cycle it could have been avoided. It is easy to get caught up in the daily scrums and “Agile” everything driving toward instant results. In today’s world of “Cloud Everything” using “Hyper Everything” we still see an old problem creating challenges. Most IT organizations are still struggling to translate business requirements into technology requirements.

SCRUM 40