You may have heard Scrum is one of the leading agile software development processes. With more than 375,000 Certified ScrumMasters worldwide, it’s a proven, scalable process for managing software projects. Since its origin in Japanese new product development in the ’80s, Scrum has become recognized as one of the best project management frameworks for handling rapidly… Read more
This presentation summarizes a great deal of research on the benefits of becoming agile. Included are studies on improvements to time-to-market, quality, productivity, employee satisfaction, stakeholder satisfaction, and more. It is available in PowerPoint and Apple Keynote format so you may use the presentation or slides from it in your own presentations.
You believe that agility is right for your team and for your business. You’ve implemented Scrum or XP with some success but have run into some obstacles in moving beyond your initial improvements. You are not alone. The fact is few teams have achieved the 10x productivity or quality gains that the best agile teams have shown us are possible. Partial, half-hearted… Read more
Agile leaders and managers have difficulty coming to grips with their role on self-organizing teams. While some refuse to exert any influence on their teams, others rely too much on command-and-control management styles. Either extreme stymies the creativity and productivity of a self-organizing team. What you need to know is how to walk the fine line of leading a… Read more
You’ve probably heard some people say, “Agile teams don’t plan.” Nothing could be further from the truth. These sessions, including one presented to the teams at Google, blow that myth out of the water!
These presentations, by leading agile speaker and author Mike Cohn, explain how agile teams plan. Learn why story points have become the most popular unit for… Read more
Agile approaches to software development promise many advantages: shorter schedules, more productive teams, products that better meet customer expectations, higher quality, and more. Many agile teams fall short of these goals. Companies are looking to identify and steer clear of some of the most common pitfalls so that their business can realize its goals. Agile… Read more