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October 5, 2017

The Agile Manifesto In Plain Language

The definition of Agile is the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

In February 2001, 17 software developers met at the Snowbird resort in Utah to discuss lightweight development methods. They published the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, in which they shared that through their combined experience of developing software and helping others to do it they had come to value:

– Individuals and interactions over processes and tools – Working software over comprehensive documentation – Customer collaboration over contract negotiation – Responding to change over following a plan

Any person involved in projects in either large [...]

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October 5, 2017

SCRUM Cold Turkey

Agile transformation is not rocket science and you don’t need a degree and a minimal experience of 5 years. Anyone who is willing can be involved in the transformation. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to learn the concepts. Agile is about self-organizing teams so why would that not apply to the Transformation team? It doesn’t need a Leader, at most it needs a Coach, available to everyone.

There are plenty of courses available online (some even for $29 / certification) and it’s a wise investment to have everyone involved enrolled. Get everyone familiar with the terminology and concepts before the transformation starts. Everyone involved then at least knows what [...]

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