Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What's the Role of the Agile Champion ?

Agile Champion are these often self-nominated champions of cause seem to be in center of most of the agile transformations. But what really are the characteristics of a champion? Are there few kinds of agile champions? What are the challenges of this role?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Rotate Scrum masters in teams , should we?

Some teams that struggle with choosing the best ScrumMaster decide that an appropriate strategy is to rotate the role among all team members. Should we?

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dev Owns Ops or Ops Owns Dev? Who Owns DevOps ?

In the pre-DevOps era, there wasn’t much question of developers owning infrastructure, if only because for the most part, they didn’t want to own it.  But with DevOps, we are entering the era of infrastructure as code, and with it, the developer-infrastructure relationship has changed. If infrastructure is code, then almost by definition, does infrastructure becomes to some degree a function of development? What does this do to the relationship between developers and infrastructure? Does it place infrastructure back into the hands of the traditional IT staff? who owns it then?

DevOps , what does this mean for the role of the Agile “Product Owner”?

The key shift here is to ensure that Systems Thinking is a critical concert for product as well as “Non-Functional Requirements” or Operations are critical to the manageability and stability of the product across its full lifecycle. “from inception to retirement” must be seen as equally important as the functional requirements proposed by the traditional Product Owner role. So what does it mean in terms of product management skills and activities of this role?