Category: Agile and Scrum

Extend Agility Beyond the Team with Lean Thinking and the Portfolio Kanban

Introduction The Agile Method is an approach to project management that is designed to help development teams effectively that characterize the creation of new software applications. Continuous Software Engineering and DevOps studies are also the examples of how the software development domain is approaching aspects of agility beyond software development teams. A SAFe portfolio is a single instance of the Framework...

The 6 principles of agile leadership

Introduction Agile leadership is the art of creating the right environment and context for the self-managing teams. It’s the responsibility of the agile leader to continuously improve the environment of the agile teams. Environments where teams collaborate, learn from each other, get quick feedback from users and are focused on quality and continuous learning. He or she doesn’t micro-manage the...

How Business Agile Can Increase the Effectiveness of Your Team

Introduction Agile not only transform an organization’s approach to software development, but also enterprise departmental functions, project management practices, and product development. To survive an ever-changing environment, creating more innovative, cross-functional, and multidisciplinary teams that generate growth and effective skill sets has become important across the entire organization. Taking an Agile approach can boost self-organization and also increase the effectiveness of employee...

The 3 Best Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Resources for Beginners

Introduction Scaled Agile Framework is an enterprise-scale development framework. It uses a combination of existing lean and agile principles and combines them into a framework for large-scale projects. SAFe is designed not so much as a single methodology, but as a broad knowledge base of proven best practices that real teams have used to deliver successful software products. SAFe provides...

Agile Coach (ICP ACC): All You Need To Know

Introduction An Agile coach serves as a mentor to the agile team, facilitating agile thinking and practices and empowering the team to reach their goals through developed team practices. By providing focused guidance, the coach increases awareness of the business goals and objectives and acts as a teacher, problem solver, guide, team builder and planner all at once. The agile...

Guide to a Successful Career Path with the Scrum Alliance Certifications

Introduction Scrum Alliance, a non-profit membership organization, established in 2001, has historically focused on providing Agile and Scrum education and certifications. Further, Scrum Alliance always goals at encouraging the Scrum adoption worldwide by transforming the work culture through inspiring and guiding “individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, values, and principles that create workplaces that are prosperous, joyful, and sustainable.”  Scrum...

12 Principles of the Agile Manifesto

Introduction In 2001, the Agile Manifesto surfaced. It wanted to change the software development process. The manifesto has four central topics, but not many people know that there are also 12 Agile Principles. These offer more real examples of how agile software development should take place. Many years later, almost every organization will say they “do agile” but many only...

PROJECT MANAGEMENT WITH SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Introduction Project management software helps project managers and teams complete user requirements and manage budget, time, and scope constraints. However, with so many present options, choosing the right tool can be confusing, and people may not know just where to begin. Many small and medium-sized businesses over different industries are now using online project management software. This type of software uses...

3 WAYS MANAGEMENT CAN BENEFIT FROM GOING AGILE

Introduction Some organizations are curious about agile and want to know the benefits of working with this methodology. While there are a number of benefits and opportunities from going agile, there are also a few challenges for leaders to run. Agile will create teams and grip multiple developers against each project, which may mean that the organization can no longer...

What is the Difference Between PSM1 and PSM2?

Introduction Do you want to be a professional scrum master who aptly implements Scrum in everyday teamwork? Simplilearn’s PSM certification training course comprehensive course covers the principles and process theory underpinning the Scrum framework and make sure the participants learn what is at the key of the Scrum and Agile movement. This two-day classroom training will open new career opportunities...