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Sherpa Sessions - Brad Swanson - Getting Started

Are We Solving The Right Problem?

It’s been a funny transition the past few years as agile has gone more and more mainstream. You used to have to start every talk with an explanation …

Programming Your Brain: The Art of Learning in Three Steps

From time to time, I run into people who are interested in breaking into programming. Last night at the company holiday party a guy (we’ll call him …

Advice for Agile Coaches on "Dealing With" Middle Management

Over the past few months I have been fortunate to attend a number of Agile Conferences. A theme I observed, particularly in open spaces and social …

SAFe, LeSS, DAD, and ScrumPLOP

October 20, 2013<p>First, I want to say that I feel each ‘large scale agile’ situation is different. The key problems are different. Therefore, the …

"Breaking" code

Jason Gorman is an interesting guy, and has a lot to say. I agree with lots of it, especially his iconoclastic position on agilism. This time, I’d …

The Agile Experience and The 5 Rules of Accelerated Learning

How do you experience Agile?<p>I’m not talking about the process, the rituals, or the artifacts. I’m certainly not asking you to regurgitate any of the …

Enabling Distributed Agile Teams

Recently, I was invited to talk about enabling distributed agile teams for the Atlanta Scrum Users Group. It’s a fantastic group… about 70-80 people …

Kanban as Multiban? - Targetprocess - Visual management software

We've been working for several years with Kanban process, and there's quite a bit of experience about it that we've shared (see the posts tagged with …

Great Quotes Turned Inspirational Posters

Today, we're loving these simple yet inspiring posters by UK-based creative director Daniel Freytag. He's brought to the forefront some great quotes from such icons as John D. Rockefeller and Albert Einstein and laid them on top of a block of bold color.<p>You can buy these prints at Editions of 100, …

How to Grow an Agile Release Train

The EDW Agile Release Train was established as a fixed capacity model consisting of five permanent feature teams. As our ability to deliver has …

It’s not Scrum if…

The rules of Scrum are simple, but too often people forget that to actually do Scrum requires spirit, passion, engagement – and involving the whole …

How I stopped logging bugs and started living happy

<i>Because there is not such a thing as a best practice</i><p><b>ATTENTION:</b> This won’t work for everybody, all I claim is “it works in my context” and you might …

Data Visualization 101: A Basic Guidance | Targetprocess - Visual management software

In my previous Visualization: Understated or Overrated? post I mentioned that sometimes people pass on the tremendous benefits of using data …

Reflections on Agile Business Leadership

<b>From push system to pull system thinking</b><p>One of the disconnects holding teams back the most in an organization embarking on an Agile transformation is …

Twelve Awesome Interactive Facilitation Techniques for Agile Teams

If you work with a team, and possibly, you are the Scrum Master or Lead or Product Owner, or just a Team Member trying to guide a conversation — then …

The Solution to Technical Debt

(related article: Good and Bad Technical Debt – and how TDD helps)<br>(Translations: Russian)Are you in a software development team, trying to be agile? …

Are we nearly there yet?

<i>The goal of software delivery is to minimise the lead time to business impact. Everything else is detail.</i>The longest journeyWhen I was young our …

The Testing Planet Archive

The best software testing articles from the Testing Planet archive pre-2016. Got a few spare minutes? Come and have a read.

The secret to making meetings useful? More discussions and fewer presentations

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Jeff Weiner here</i><p>Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their meeting schedules.<p>I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like …

Management

Titles are Toxic

You have a job and it has a name. A name of convenience. It exists so that when someone asks, “What do you do?” you can simply say, “I am a software …

Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology

By Meg Carter3 minute Read<p>Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to …

Happiness

Siri, make it so: what designers can learn from sci-fi interfaces

Even though interfaces, devices, and controls in movies and TV shows are often visible just long enough to drive the story forward, many have achieved pop culture immortality, ranging from <i>Star Trek</i>'s communicator and the <i>WarGames</i> WOPR computer to the Terminator HUD, and of course, HAL. Nathan …

The Barn Burner NamCook Analytics — Coming Soon

Are you the Site Owner?<p>You should login to your WordPress installation and prepare your site for launch.<p>To launch your site just click the link in …

Legacy Code Hero

EAI Patterns with Actor Model: Envelope Wrapper

We’ve discussed a few different ways to use Return Address with the Actor Model, which allows a message-receiving Actor to reply to an Actor other …

Raspberry Pi Powered, Android Controlled, Tomcat Serviced, Remote Garage Door Opener (Whew!)

A few months ago I had left for a business trip and couldn't remember if I had closed the garage door. Nearly all of us have done this at one point …

The Client Service Relationship Ladder

If there is only one maxim to live by, when it comes to relationships, it must be “see it from their side”.<p>In business, If I know what the other side …

The Hub

INFOGRAPHIC:<p>The average cost of a data breach is $17 million. Find out the real cost of security threats and how to prevent data breaches with …