Aside from being the high point of a visit by a number of McKinsey Management Consultants (who apparently stopped to take pictures – no joke), the Epic Board also got the nod of approval from Howard Averill, CFO of Time Inc.
A ‘must watch’ Google Tech Talk by Jeff Sutherland, one of the founders of Scrum, about the ‘secret’ ways to achieve ‘hyper-productivity’ in an Agile Project Mangement environment.
In Agile Software Development environments, we aim to deliver ‘[potentially] shippable code’ at the end of each iteration.
Five questions asked by Nokia to determine whether or not their teams were following the guidelines of Scrum…
Five questions asked by Nokia to determine whether or not their teams were ‘doing Iterative Development’.
A fantastic Google Tech Talk by Jeff Sutherland, one of the founders of Scrum, where he introduces Scrum, Agile and offers a lot of insight and guidance on how to scale Scrum e.g. the Meta Scrum.
A very succint and well assembled Introduction to Agile by Denise Caron.
This slideshow will be appreciated by those new to Agile and those responsible for ‘selling Agile’ alike.
In this Google Tech Talk, Hubert Smits provides some very useful insight on how to plan Software Development projects with Distributed Agile Teams.
Although I use this board to track our development programme across multiple products, teams and sprints, the Epic Board can also be a very useful project management tool. See The Epic Board – An Essential Project Management Tool.
A Sprint Backlog Template is used to track progress against Sprint Commitments.
This Sprint Backlog template is slightly more complex than your bog-standard template as it also allows you to track Stretch Tasks and Sprint Progress at a Category/Objective-Level.
I just stumbled upon a really funny, tongue-in-cheek comparison between Agile Adoption and Teenage Sex of all things. It made me laugh so I thought I’d share it!
Announcement: Agile101.net is now 1 month old – and what a month it has been! I’m going to keep writing articles, sharing templates and posting videos but would like to take the opportunity to invite you all to become part of the growing Agile101 community.
A really informative Google Tech Talk by Diana Larsen and Esther Derby, authors of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great.
Diana Larsen, chair of the Agile Alliance, delivers a really informative, and easy-to-follow seminar on the subject of Lean for Agile Managers. In this seminar, Diana explains the origins of Lean, elaborates upon the seven core Principles of Lean and offers insight into ways to maximise value and reduce waste.
The Scrum Team is responsible for the high-quality and timely delivery of sprint commitments in line with the expectations of the Product Manager.
The Scrum Team is cross-functional and multi-skilled- they know their strengths and work together to support eachother through challenging times.
Love it! A song and dance introduction to Agile! This great little ditty (ode to Julie Andrews) features a few people from Thoughtworks UK. In addition to being rather musically talented, Thoughtworks are pretty clued up on all things Agile.
This is a fantastic lecture by Luke Hohmann, CEO of Enthiosys, an Agile Product Management Consulting firm. In this seminar, Luke talks us through the process of Creating and Prioritising a Product Backlog in a way that drives Profit.
I have taken the 7 Principles of Programme Management as outlined by the OGC’s framework for Managing Successful Programmes (“MSP”) and have attempted to elaborate upon them in the context of an Agile Environment.
This this is a remarkably capitvating and informative talk that actually had me laughing out loud at times – it gets more serious at the lecture progresses. Elisabeth Hendrickson, founder of Quality Tree Consulting, provides training and consulting in the areas of software quality and testing.
The Product Manager represents the Product Owner and the End-User/Customer – they are responsible for defining and scheduling the delivery of high quality output in line with business requirements and priorities.