Michael Sahota – Lean, Scrum & Agile Coach – Toronto » Helping you grow your organization… People are messy: they have personalities and emotions. In this post we explore how we can embrace people’s messiness for advantage rather than have it act as a drag. Default Business Model is Mixed Engagement A recent study from Carnegie Mellon Training shows that there are very mixed levels of engagement from workers. See diagram to right.
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Second Generation Lean Product Development: From Cargo Cult to S by Don Reinertsen on Jan 22, 2010 | Summary Don Reinertsen discusses the concepts behind second generation lean product development. He shows some of the quantifiable economic trade-offs associated with queue management, batch size reduction, WIP constraints, cadence, and flow control. He explains why the ideas of lean manufacturing, though perfect for the predictable work of manufacturing, are inadequate for product developers. Bio Don Reinertsen is recognised internationally for his contribution to the management of product development.
Agile Community Content on InfoQ Research on Agile What are the most widely used .NET practices and tools? This InfoQ Research item examines the adoption level of a range of practices and tools that aim to assist .NET developers in these practices. Note that we have focussed only on these practices - there are other tools such as reflectors, productivity tools, frameworks etc. which we are not covering in this research. Biggest Impediments for Effective Agile Adoption? This InfoQ Research item aims to rank the impediments to agile adoption in organisations.
The tricky part to agile software development is that there is no manual telling you exactly how to do it. You have to experiment and continuously adapt the process until it suits your specific situation. This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they continuously improved their process over a year's time. Scrum and XP from the Trenches
Scrum et XP depuis les tranchées - Comment nous appliquons Scrum Ce livre fait partie de la collection de livres InfoQ "Enterprise Software Development". L'apport du livre d'Henrik est que, si vous suivez les pratiques décrites, vous aurez un Directeur de produit, des estimations pour votre Backlog de produit, une Courbe du reste à faire, et vous connaîtrez la vélocité de votre équipe ainsi que de nombreuses autres pratiques essentielles pour un Scrum dangereusement opérationnel. Vous passerez le test Nokia pour Scrum et serez digne de l'investissement dans votre travail. Si vous êtes une startup, vous pouvez même bénéficier du financement d'une société capital-risque.
Scrum and Kanban are two flavours of Agile software development - two deceptively simple but surprisingly powerful approaches to software development. So how do they relate to each other? The purpose of this book is to clear up the fog, so you can figure out how Kanban and Scrum might be useful in your environment. Part I illustrates the similarities and differences between Kanban and Scrum, comparing for understanding, not for judgement. Kanban and Scrum - making the most of both