Making a business case for agile starts by understanding what agile is about and considering how agile can help you. You have to define your own metrics and track them to see if agile is bringing you business value, and reflect on your agile journey to learn, and adopt.
Here are some recently published books that I highly recommend on Scaling Teams, Product Mastery, Great Scrum Masters #ScrumMasterWay, and Agile Engagement.
I'm giving two Agile Workshops in Budapest on April 25 and 26. Only some seats are left, so don't wait and get your tickets now!
The ability to write effective user stories enables teams to delivering the right products fast. This post provides several checklists for writing effective user stories and features the perfection game, a technique for giving feedback and providing improvement suggestions to improve your user stories.
In this guest blog post Emile Bakker, the product/market coach, talks about what makes a good Product Owner. Hint: It's all about coaching!
Een goede samenwerking van teams en product owners gedurende de gehele iteratie zorgt voor producten met de juiste functionaliteit en kwaliteit. Tips om de samenwerking tussen teams en product owners te verbeteren
Mobile apps are becoming more popular and hence important for business success. Here's a guest blog on app development mistakes that startups need to avoid.
Agile suggests that teams should continuously deliver value to their customers and stakeholders. But to do that teams need to know what value is for their customers, and how to quantify it.
In the opening keynote at Agile Tour Kaunas I presented the need for continuous improvement in agile. I explained why we need to uncover better ways to continuously improve, and how agile helps us doing that to deliver more value.
The practices in the workshop Getting More out of Agile and Lean will help you to develop the right products for your business and customers, reduce your delivery time, increase the quality of your software, and create happy high performing teams.
To deliver high-quality products to customers, Agile teams and product owners have to jointly ensure the quality of the requirements and manage them effectively. Agile quality practices have to be ingrained in the team’s daily work.
Since the manifesto for agile software development hasn't changed since it's publication in 2001, the question arises if the Agile Manifesto needs an update. I think it should be updated to reflect what has been accomplished with agile and to state what the software industry needs now.