Agile Thinking and Guidance

Scrum Certification: The Dynamics of Authorization

June 17, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agile   |   0 Comment»



Scrum certification is now very much in focus. The Scrum Alliance has authorized new certifications, and a new role called Creative Director.The new role is currently held by the outspoken Tobias Mayer. The new Scrum Alliance certifications include Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC). The Scrum Alliance's relatively new tagline, "Transforming the World or Work" symbolizes the ...

Agile 2.0: What’s Next

June 17, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agile   |   0 Comment»



There is clear evidence that Agile as we know it is completing a phase of growth, and beginning a new phase. Some supporting data points in this observation include Alistair Cockburn's Agile2009 keynote, “I Come to Bury Agile, Not to Praise It”, where he states: <quote> Agile software development was defined from small, colocated projects in the 1990s. It has since spread ...

The Chris Matts Interview (Part 01)

June 17, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agile   |   0 Comment»



InfoQ interviews: Chris Matts Chris Matts Chris Matts is a very interesting member of the Agile community, and is based in the UK. First, Chris is a proponent of 'real options' analysis, which is a quantitative method of decision making under uncertainty. His ideas on using real options in Agile practice appear on InfoQ. The first InfoQ article is "Real Options ...

The Chris Matts Interview (Part 02)

June 17, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agile   |   0 Comment»



InfoQ interviews: Chris Matt Chris Matts Chris Matts is a very interesting member of the Agile community, and is based in the UK. First, Chris is a proponent of 'real options' analysis, which is a quantitative method of decision making under uncertainty. His ideas on using real options in Agile practice appear on InfoQ. The first InfoQ article is "Real Options ...

The “Command and Control” Military Gets Agile

June 17, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agile   |   1 Comment»



Agility is a term that is gaining traction in some very unusual places. The military is suddenly taking Agility (big "A") very seriously. The military defines Agility as "the ability to successfully respond to change". The term "command and control" is used so commonly in the military that is abbreviated to "C2" in common usage. There is also a

InfoQ News: Agile Coaching gains traction

June 17, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agile   |   0 Comment»



Agile Coaching has emerged as an essential role found in and around agile teams. New teams need basics, competent teams sometimes get lost, and great teams want to get better. Coaching has arrived. For examples of evidence, consider the following: 1.Agile 2009 had a Coaching 'Stage' which is a conference track. 2. Classes exist now on coaching techniques and coaching agile teams. 2. ...

Agile Certification Arrives

June 17, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Agile   |   0 Comment»



The Agile community has an all-new set of certification credentials. The new International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) is led by three well known agile community members. The first is Alistair Cockburn is a signatory of the Agile Manifest. The second is David Hussman is a well-known agile coach and the recipient of the Agile2009 Gordon Pask Award. ...

Scrum Structure for Distributed, non-IT, Volunteer Efforts

June 03, 2010  |   Posted by :   |   Scrum   |   0 Comment»



Copyright (c) 2009-2010 Dan Mezick. All Rights Reserved. Background Work is increasing distributed; Scrum can be adapted to fit. Some projects have these characteristics: 1. Distributed globally; it is unrealistic to assume that the people involved can get face-to-face time 2. Volunteers populate the leadership and teams 3. The work may not be related to IT or Software 4. The work has fuzzy requirements that are ...

BART Checkup for Teams




This note provides a set of diagnostic questions with respect to observed BART (boundary, authority, role and task) properties on an agile team. I believe if enough agile/Scrum community leaders and members pay attention to BART analysis, the agile/Scrum work is advanced. Specifically, BART analysis can help discover: 1. Important differences between stated and actual ground rules used by the team; 2. informal ...

Scrum, BART and Group Relations

October 25, 2009  |   Posted by :   |   AgileBoston,Authority,Group Relations,Scrum,Scrum Authority,Scrum Roles   |   0 Comment»



This is a note explaining the connections by and between Scrum, BART and Group Relations. Scrum's contains clear BART (boundary, authority, role and task) definitions. BART analysis comes from the Group Relations community of practice. Group Relations is concerned with psychology of some depth, at the level of "group". I believe if enough agile/Scrum community leaders and members get to know ...

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