Saturday, August 13, 2016

Can Maintenance Become Agile?

A recurring topic when discussing software projects is the issue of system maintenance, which is always seen as the poor cousin of development methodologies or processes. The same techniques and methods applied to new projects can certainly be applied to maintenance as well, but there are specific aspects that can be better explored if we understand the nature of maintenance.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How to deal with agile contracts in IT outsourcing?

Agile software development methodologies are hardly new. But figuring out a way to adequately contract for them in IT outsourcing deal is.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly?

With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, our teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?There is the need for someone from within the team to take charge for the implementation to stick. The role has some similarities to a Scrum Master role, once removed from the project management aspects it often is loaded with. The purpose of the flow manager is to make the team reflect and act: follows the policies it has created, create new ones when needed, discuss and act on exceptions (issues and oppor...

How to establish a product Discovery Journey?

Most of us are working on solving some pretty hard problems, and it usually ends up taking some fairly complex systems in order to power these solutions. Product Discovery defines what should be built – and why.  Collaboration Is Key.  We are in a big hurry to push something out there in order to learn what works and what doesn’t; yet we don’t want to release something that’s not ready for prime time, and risk hurting our customers and damaging our brand. we need to simultaneously learn fast and also release with confidence. How?




Friday, July 22, 2016

Hiring a product owner? Here are some things you want to know.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

What is ' #Agile #Coaching Retreat' ?

"Coaching Retreats provide any current or aspiring Agile coaches the opportunity to engage purposefully with their peers, dive deeply into their practices, enhance their skills, and broaden their perspectives to better serve their client organizations. The word "retreat" was specifically chosen to represent a time away for deep connection, learning, and growth." (www.scrumalliance.org)


Friday, July 8, 2016

How Do I Do #DevOps at Scale?

At scale ,DevOps is an entirely different story. Scale introduces additional complexities that can make adopting DevOps a challenge. 


Friday, July 1, 2016

Why is #visibility so important in #scrum or in any #agile team?

The ability to react to a fast and ever-changing environment, deliver ongoing changes to high quality working software is not only about having the right tools or establishing the right process. It is also crucial to  establish the right mindset or culture, no matter what tool or processes we employ.
Visibility is only one of those mindset tools we need to esquire. However Visibility is a powerful tool. Correct usage of visibility can create the expected behavior. We expect everything that can point us in the right direction or provide early feedback to be plainly visible.