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The Jazz Process: Maintain Momentum
By Adrian Cho
Jun 29, 2010
Adrian Cho talks about how you can create and maintain constructive momentum in your organization.
Coaching Agile Teams: Expect High Performance
By Lyssa Adkins
Jun 3, 2010
Setting high performance as your baseline expectation and giving teams a way to achieve it play directly into the powerful motivators of autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Thus invigorated, everyone wins. Lyssa Adkins shows you how to create a culture of high performance in your Agile teams.
Agile Game Development with Scrum: Design
By Clinton Keith
May 26, 2010
Clinton Keith shows how designers can embrace the benefit of emergent design. No designer has a crystal ball about any mechanic. Instead, they need to ensure that their vision is communicated and open to all potential ideas.
Agile Product Management with Scrum: Understanding the Product Owner Role
By Roman Pichler
Mar 24, 2010
A new product is launched with great expectations—and bombs. What went wrong? There was no single person responsible for leading the effort to create a winning product—a product owner. This chapter explores the role of the product owner. It explains the role's authority and responsibility as well as how the role should be applied.
Agile Product Management with Scrum: Common Product Owner Traps and Pitfalls
By Roman Pichler
Mar 18, 2010
Product owners are in charge of the product and lead the development effort in creating successful products with Scrum. But this new multi-faceted role can be challenging to apply. For many organizations, the path to effective product ownership is littered with traps and pitfalls. Roman Pichler helps you recognize and avoid some of the most common traps.
Agile Product Responsibility in the Enterprise, Part 4: Building an Effective Product Manager/Product Owner Team
By Dean Leffingwell
Feb 24, 2010
Concluding his series on the responsibilities of the Agile product manager, Dean Leffingwell explores the necessity for the product manager to work closely with the product owner to build the strongest possible product teams.
Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Inspect & Adapt
By Craig Larman, Bas Vodde
Feb 23, 2010
Craig Larman and Bas Vodde discuss team and management changes, breaking barriers and habits, gatherings, coaching and community, and continuous improvement.
Improving Software Economics, Part 6 of 7: Achieving 'Agility at Scale': Top 10 Principles of Agile Software Delivery
By Walker Royce
Feb 17, 2010
Continuing his series of 'top 10' lists, Walker Royce discusses the modern software development process in the Agile enterprise.
Agile Product Responsibility in the Enterprise, Part 3: Maintaining the Product Roadmap
By Dean Leffingwell
Feb 16, 2010
Dean Leffingwell continues his series on the responsibilities of the Agile product manager with this discussion of developing and maintaining the product roadmap.
Agile Product Responsibility in the Enterprise, Part 2: Managing Release Content
By Dean Leffingwell
Feb 9, 2010
Dean Leffingwell examines the activities that are part of the Agile product manager's responsibility in order to manage product releases.
Agile Product Responsibility in the Enterprise, Part 1: Owning the Vision
By Dean Leffingwell
Jan 12, 2010
Dean Leffingwell discusses the importance of the product owner's commitment to the vision and release backlog in the Agile enterprise.
Lean-Agile Release Planning
By Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott
Dec 10, 2009
Lean-Agile says the release plan must be driven by the needs of the business. To understand how to do this, you need to understand some fundamental concepts about process. Therefore, the chapter begins with a conversation about the issues that underlie process: predictability, level of definition, and requirements for feedback.
Leading Lean Software Development: Systems Thinking
By Mary Poppendieck, Tom Poppendieck
Dec 1, 2009
Learn how Systems Thinking helped Southwest Airlines succeed, the five questions to get you started with Systems Thinking, and why you need a product champion.
Succeeding with Agile Software Development Using Scrum: Team Structure
By Mike Cohn
Dec 1, 2009
In this chapter Mike Cohn looks at the importance of two critical factors to be considered when deciding how to structure Scrum teams: keeping teams small and orienting each team around the delivery of end-to-end user-visible functionality
A Contemporary Framework for Agile Product Management in the Enterprise
By Dean Leffingwell
Aug 27, 2009
Dean Leffingwell discusses the changing role of product management in the enterprise during the transition to Agile development methods.
Scrummerfall: World's Worst Software Development Methodology
By Aaron Erickson
Aug 27, 2009
If you're engaged in Scrummerfall development, you drastically increase your chances of failure. Learn how to avoid the dangers of Scrummerfall.
Agile Career Development: Enabling Career Advancement
By Mary Ann Bopp, Diana A. Bing, Sheila Forte-Trammell
Aug 26, 2009
This chapter covered the importance of focusing on career development as an enabler of employee satisfaction and how development of a common career framework and supporting career development process can facilitate employee growth and progression in achieving career goals.
Agile Documentation: Specification by Example
By Jeff Langr
Aug 26, 2009
The Agile outlook has really brought your development team together, but documentation tends to fall by the wayside. Is there a way to 'get it on paper' without dramatically increasing your expenses? Jeff Langr suggests a possibility: automated tests that act as documentation.
An Interview with the Authors of "Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility"
By Amr Elssamadisy, Todd Little, Kent McDonald, Niel Nickolaisen, Pollyanna Pixton
Aug 26, 2009
Amr Elssamadisy interviews the author of "Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility" about their book.
How to Make Fearless Change in Your Organization
By Mary Lynn Manns, Linda Rising
Aug 26, 2009
Mary Lynn Manns and Linda Rising offer additional patterns for implementing change in organizations, building on the patterns presented in their book, Fearless Change.

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