Scrum Alliance

Can Agile and UX Go Hand in Hand with Ease?

There's a challenge in blending the UX process with software processes. Here are few challenges that are commonly seen with UX in an Agile environment -- and ways we found to solve them.

An Introduction to Agile Project Intake

Many factors play a part in the success or failure of any Agile initiative. We will present a series of articles to analyze the one factor that we deem most important: the intake of Agile projects.

Building a Healthy Organizational Ecosystem

This article provides an overview of the situations faced in two of our teams' transition to Agile. We also cover the obstacles encountered, actions taken, and the phenomenal results achieved.

The Monster of Cross-Functional Teams

There are situations where you find that it is not easy to create a cross-functional development team with a T-shaped skill set.

Agile Tools Can Be More than Overhead

I have often heard teams say that Agile tools add no value. I would like to share some ideas, based on my practical experience, about how and why I think these tools do add value and can be more than just overhead.

A Visual Communication Panel for Scrum

The adoption of Scrum involves a lot of changes for development teams who are used to Waterfall methods. Sometimes the communication between the team members can be the worst problem as they try to make these changes.

Same Time, Same Place

I still remember the days when my father asked me to study from 6 to 7 a.m. daily. I was too young to understand the logic behind this. . . .

How to Write the Best User Stories

The user story is the atomic functionality of what the user wants to achieve by delivering the business value under system constraints. In my opinion, using INVEST is the best way to write an excellent user story.

Agile Codependency

I have noticed a tendency among many ScrumMasters that can turn into a subtle but destructive anti-pattern. It stems from an important contradiction in the role of the ScrumMaster that is not immediately obvious to most people.

Yin Yang en Agile

Les comparto la relevación que tuve esta semana. . . .

Managing the Growing Pains of Scaling an Agile Team

What happens when it's time to ramp up production from proof of concept to large-scale digital product? It's dangerous to assume that the same team patterns will be appropriate at every size of product development.

Manifesto for Twenty-First Century Management: Part I

I remember walking home from work one rainy evening in downtown Seattle. I was a happy man, and it wasn't an unusual day. I loved working at my company and my manager brought out the best in me. . . .

SPOC: Story POint Cost

I present SPOC as a metric to measure and track the cost of user stories and consequently the cost of Agile projects. I've developed this metric as an Agile/Scrum consultant with many clients and have used it in projects over the last three years.

Agile Adoption in Regulated Environments

The development of medical devices has largely gone unchanged in the last few decades. It has only been recently that it and other heavily regulated industries have considered Agile.