Following up on our Scrum Gathering Preview last week, Agile coach Alan Dayley shares some expectations and recommendations for the Ignite-style talks that will be featured at the event next month. If you’ve ever thought about presenting an Ignite talk, check this interview out. [16 min.]
Scrum can be a project team’s best friend, but there are many other reasons to leverage Scrum across your organization, from risk avoidance to tangible return on investment. Let’s take a look at how Scrum can benefit the bottom line.
Next month’s Global Scrum Gathering in Phoenix promises to engage attendees like never before, according to co-chair Stephen Forte, including PechaKucha-style presentations, Ignite talks by attendees, coaches clinics, open spaces, and keynotes by agile luminaries Jim McCarthy and Mike Cohn. [11:27]
While it seems to make sense to create separate backlogs for the technical and business aspects of a project, it can do more harm than good. In addition to causing team friction and inefficiencies, it negates an essential Agile benefit: delivering value based on one prioritized vision.
Can we come up with an economic model that shows whether Agile practices actually deliver the promised value? Troy Magennis is working on it. Here he discusses how quantitative metrics can serve as a common language to join disparate perspectives within an organization, and why intuition is no way to drive real transformation. [33 min.]
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A new research report from Software Advice sheds light on which functionalities of agile project management software have the greatest impact on efficiency, and the extent to which agile methods are used in teams beyond software development.
The new Added Qualifications certificate-based program will provide training in more advanced, business-critical topics, starting with Scaling Scrum Fundamentals.
Establishing a small "brain trust" to develop project estimates might seem like a reasonable way to optimize resources, but it goes against three closely held Agile principles. Worse, it will likely lead to less accurate estimates, while disengaging the team and undermining value.
Agile coach, consultant and author Bas Vodde shares insights and practical tips for scaling Scrum efforts in larger organizations, including key principles of the Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) framework, which features fewer roles, artifacts and handoffs, among other guidelines. [32:40]