Tag: Agile

Discussions on Agile theory and Agile approaches

Telecommuting Teams with Agile Projects

Article on the PMI ProjectManagement.com Knowledge Base: Telecommuting Teams with Agile Projects   It may seem counter to the “rules” of agile, but distributed, telecommuting agile teams can be more effective than their colocated peers, and most of what you have to do to be successful are things you […]

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My PSM I Exam Experience

I had considered the Professional Scrum Master exam for a while before finally taking it. When I did finally decide to go for it, it was 3 days of studying and then a test. My job at the time opened up their own internal Scrum Master certification (for […]

4 Learning Points of Implementing 4DX

*The following is written by guest blogger Salarco   Since 2012, I’ve been working for an international organization that promotes leadership through different kinds of cross-cultural exchanges for young people between 18 and 30 years old. Our goal is to promote peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential through […]

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Face-2-Face Communication May Not Be Needed

“The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” – Agile Manifesto; Beck, K. et al (2001). Face-to-face communication is typically described as communication without using some sort of technology to facilitate that communication. It is also how most […]

Leaderless Agile Teams

Are Agile Teams Leaderless?

There is a claim among people that Agile teams are leaderless. The claim can sound reasonable on the surface, with all the talk about self-organizing teams and a lack of defined roles… But it is wrong for several reasons: Self-organizing does not mean leaderless Agile is not a […]

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Open Offices Suck

Background noises, a dozen conversations, and coworkers gnashing on their lunch. The ring of someone’s phone every couple of minutes, an impromptu meeting being carried out that has nothing to do with me, and someone is talking louder and louder as they try to be heard. Someone tells […]