A poem for Agile practitioners. . . .
Why did the federal and state governments, on something as high profile as health care reform, decide to use Waterfall, a risky 40-year-old process, to manage the delivery of health insurance exchanges?
[Some] software projects, especially maintenance projects, normally do not have full-time product owners . . . sometimes there is more than one product owner. This article aims to showcase a mitigation plan that can be handy and effective in overcoming Scrum violations in the product owner's case.
This article talks about joint retrospectives -- why they are needed, who participates, when and where they are held, how they are handled, and their benefits and challenges.
A couple of days back, a team member from a different Scrum team was complaining in the Scrum of Scrums that the daily stand-up meeting was a waste of time. . . .
Product backlog refinement helps keep the upcoming backlog items discussed in detail and lined up for future sprints. This will improve the rhythm of the Scrum team. . . .
This is the "first-aid kit" of my friend, who is an advanced consultant at a fast-growing IT consultancy. These are tips and tricks he discussed with me for helping teams that are struggling to deal with "time addiction."
How does an independent QA organization work in an Agile setup?