Archive of Tag 'scrum'


Scrum is the most productive of the agile methods for teams involved in the production of software and/or systems.

Dev Team Performance: Team Composition

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 6, 2020 in Agile


The last two articles focused on scrum team performance as a whole and rudimentary skills for dev team performance, the first of three requirements of a development team to help it achieve…

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Dev Team Performance: Rudimentary Skills

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 8, 2020 in Agile


Before we get back to our discussion on scrum team performance, let’s take a look at a real world example of how agile works versus how waterfall works (or doesn’t). Coronavirus and…

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Scrum Team Performance: Overview

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 6, 2020 in Agile


Who benefits from a scrum team that is formed with a clear understanding of the rules, roles, events and artifacts of scrum, accelerates its productivity in the short term, and continues to…

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Agile Coaching for Team Development

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 23, 2020 in Agile


Generally speaking, scrum development teams benefit from specific performance improvement processes. And who better to help teams through such processes than an agile team coach? This post presents the critical skills needed…

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Corporate Culture Drives Agile Transformation

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 23, 2019 in Agile


What does it take for an organization to become “fully agile?” The short answer is desire: The desire to… Improve customer satisfaction Engage employees more fully Produce greater value for the organization…

Culture Drives Agile

What is DevOps and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Erin Quick-Laughlin on April 9, 2019 in Agile


Are there bits and pieces of your company that suffer from “Never been done before, and therefore not a viable option for us?” The operations best practice entitled DevOps may fall into…

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Scrum Master Personality Types for Maximum Benefit

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 27, 2019 in Agile


How does a company identify and hire an excellent scrum master (SM)? Finding the right kind of person assures an organization that it can exceed its average return-on-investment on “projects;” see Erin’s…

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Scrum Exceeds Expected Value Due to Frequent Feedback

Posted by Erin Quick-Laughlin on March 11, 2019 in Agile


In the world of product innovation, an agile framework provides much greater value than traditional development methodologies can offer. Jeff introduced this concept in Agile Provides the Greatest Value to Organizations. In…

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Scrum, The Essential Agile Method for Software Development

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 13, 2019 in Agile


Agile software development is iterative and incremental in nature as I discussed previously in Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations. Its earliest manifestation is probably in work performed by IBM…

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Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2019 in Agile


This is an introduction to agile thinking as it is realized by organizations in the process of getting things done – specifically as it relates to information technology – and to serve…

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