Scrum Alliance

Scaling Agility Beyond IT

Many established organizations lack the maturity to tackle agility and continuous delivery in its true spirit, not realizing that they have to radically revolutionize themselves at frequent intervals just to stay relevant. . . .

Product Backlog Refinement

In Scrum there is no formal event that covers the refinement of the product backlog. . . .

Starting and Stopping in Scrum

When projects are undertaken using Scrum, there often is the tendency to feel compelled to do everything in an accelerated manner, and this extends to taking on multiple tasks while previous ones have not yet been completed. This is not the way to approach Scrum.

The Significance of Agile Metrics

A lack of understanding of, or attention toward, Agile metrics can result in the product development process being less successful than it could be.

Project View Versus Product View

This article highlights why it is essential for an Agile team to develop a "product view" to deliver the benefits of Agileto the business. It also explores a few ideas to enable the product view.

Waterfall to Agile

In my view, there can be two possible ways to implement Scrum/Agile at the team level. . .  .

It’s Time to Check CQ

Soon [CQ] is going to be a crucial factor to be considered when recruiting a person for an Agile position, along with IQ and EQ.

The Magic of the Sprint Demo

It took a while for me to understand the broad scope of the sprint demo and the significant impact it has on overall team motivation. . . .

Scrum Pictionary

"A picture is worth thousand words" --  this proverb triggered me to come up with a simple pictorial view to depict the Scrum framework in a funny yet meaningful way . . .

Agility in Fixed-Price Projects

This article will outline the most common challenges of implementing Agile in a fixed-price project and address how to overcome the challenges through best practices.

Object-Oriented Scrum

I was thinking about how to answer a common question from team members: "Why do you think Scrum works better than our current model (Waterfall)?" Then I thought of an example that is nearer to a developer's mind.

Responding to Change or Looking Forward to Good Change

Is Agile reactive? Is it a continuous rush of adrenaline to keep the body and mind always ready for situations that require change? Or is Agile our continuous, active endeavor to look for kaizen, or "good change," at appropriate times or opportunities?

“Do You Really Want to Suck Forever?”

As today's business environment becomes more complex and even hostile, it is no wonder that the simple tools fighter pilots use to win in their environment are helping companies survive in theirs. . . .  Here, then, are the ways modern fighter pilots can contribute to organizations using Agile.

An Alphabet Game for Agile Training

This is an activity that will introduce the concept of prioritization and working closely with customers to understand the actual features that they need.

Has Scrum Killed the Business Analyst?

The Scrum framework does not recognize the role of business analyst (BA). However, this should not be seen as a conspiracy against BAs. . . .