The Scrum Guide version history – 2010 to 2016

A brief overview of changes to the Scrum Guide scrumguides.org 2016 Revisions Added a section on Scrum Values: When the values of commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect are embodied and lived by the Scrum Team, the Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection, and adaptation come to life and build trust for everyone. The Scrum Team members learn … More The Scrum Guide version history – 2010 to 2016

Book review: #Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients (Management 3.0) by Jurgen Appelo

By the author of ‘Management 3.0’ this book is currently being re-written for release in June 2016, by John Wiley & Sons  “new” book Managing for Happiness, which will be a re-release of last year’s #Workout book. – See more at: http://noop.nl/2016/01/managing-for-happiness-faq.html#sthash.ZXOla6iH.dpuf   This book is practical and fun, but most of all it’s subversive and could … More Book review: #Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients (Management 3.0) by Jurgen Appelo

The Agile Balanced Scorecard!

In Management 2.0 fads like ‘Balanced Scorecard‘, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Total Quality Management, these models assume that organizations are managed from the top, and they help those at the top to better “design” their organizations.  Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. To quote Management 3.0 by Jurgen Appelo. The report State of Agile Development … More The Agile Balanced Scorecard!

Notes on Agile

The concepts in a nutshell You don’t often get it right the first time! Agile frameworks help you find the source of the problem quickly through frequent testing. And even better, it gives you to the tools to solve it because you have involved the right stakeholders continuously. Agile Project Management is about embracing a servant leadership … More Notes on Agile

Review of The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win – by Gene Kim , Kevin Behr, George Spafford

A parable of life for IT folk, told from the point of view of mild-mannered Bill Palmer who is suddenly promoted out of his comfortable middle-management niche to Vice President of IT Operations. Then everything starts to go wrong. The predicament that every IT leader faces is the need to simultaneously enable faster time to market … More Review of The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win – by Gene Kim , Kevin Behr, George Spafford