January 2, 2016

What’s new in Disciplined Agile 2.0

Disciplined Agile 2.0 Disciplined Agile 2.0 is based on Industry Data. Problems are defined and then suggestions, strategies, solutions are provided. It covers the whole enterprise and covers many aspects other frameworks do not. The content and learnings covered in DA2.0 are essential for any organisation attempting Organisational change with Agile as the toolkit. Facts identified in…

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August 18, 2015

Why Large Scale Scrum?

Why Large Scale Scrum? Large Scale Scrum was created by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde. Large Scale Scrum is the only full lifecycle Agile scaling framework that is truly Agile throughout the entire value stream flow. Large Scale Scrum is truly Scrum (at scale). We do not end up with lots of Scrum teams; we…

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July 27, 2015

Course review – Scaling Agile and Organisational Change

Earlier on this year, I ran a 2 day course on Scaling Agile and Organisational Change. As far as I know, this is the only course to cover the major scaling frameworks and give some guidance as to when, what and most importantly why to use each one. We started the day with a slightly…

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July 8, 2015

Agile adoption strategies for large corporates

Agile Adoption Strategies for Large Corporates Everyone is different. Organisations are also different. The personality of an organisation is its culture. When we look to improve an organisation, it is the culture that needs to change. Applying different out of the box tools doesn’t work, because every culture is slightly different. We call this starting…

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April 9, 2015

Why Scale Agile – Part three – The Agile Mind

Part three – The Agile Mind Part one of this series is about visibility and Part two is about Business Value. Source: From the heart The Agile Mindset is the illusive driver from which all of the process, practices, tools and values come from. The Agile Mindset is like that Jedi force which we all…

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April 8, 2015

Why Scale Agile – Part 2 – Business Value

Why Scale Agile – Part two – Business Value Source: http://www.versionone.com/agile-101/agile-software-development-benefits/ Business value can be measured in a lot of different ways. From profit, to customer satisfaction through altruistic endeavours and personal kudos. Agile at scale helps maximise business value however you measure it. Agile increases business value per unit of effort and risk by…

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April 2, 2015

Why Scale Agile? – Part 1

Why Scale Agile? Part one – Visibility   Visibility of progress has the net result of better financial outcomes that are derived by three types of behaviour. These are risk reduction, ability to direct progress and to increase trust between those paying for the work and those doing the work. Risk reduction The contract game…

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March 16, 2015

What is Scaling Agile?

This article covers what I think about when I think of scaling Agile, what it really means, why is it so hard and how to make it easier.   Who am I? My name is Simon Powers, I am the founder of Adventures with Agile1, the global community of practice for scaling agile and organisational…

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February 16, 2015

Definition of ready for stories at scale

This post has multiple parts: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4   The definition of ready (DOR) is a concept that describes an agreement that the team or teams have made with the Product Owner that describes when a story is ready to be taken into Sprint Planning and then…

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February 3, 2015

Stories at scale – part 4

This series has a part one, part two and part three. Constraints (NFRs) Non functional requirements are constraints on the functionality that the story represents. They are another type of acceptance criteria. We typically separate out NFRs as constraints because they tend to be a cross cutting concern across many if not all stories, and don’t…

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