Category: Agile Project

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Explain Agile to Your Stakeholders?

Introduction In Agile development, a stakeholder is anyone outside the development team with a support in the success of the project. If you are a stakeholder, knowledge of Agile will help you understand how the project will be developed and managed, when you can expect to see progress, and what the team needs from you in order to deliver their...

An Iterative Waterfall Isn’t Agile

Introduction The success of a software development project is closely tied to the chosen development approach. Waterfall and Agile are two of the most popular SDLC methodologies in the present. As such, development teams might find themselves asking the question, which one to choose? Both Agile and Waterfall methodologies are mature approaches to software development. Although the two share a few similarities,...

Think Big – Act Small: A New Way For Agile Teams?

INTRODUCTION An Agile team is a cross-functional group of people that is self-contained to the point that the people in the group can deliver the product without needing to draw on skills outside the group. It’s almost easier to think of agile teams by virtue of what they are not. Agile teams aren’t simply a project team made up of...

Agile Leadership — A Brief Overview of Concepts and Ideas

INTRODUCTION Agile Leadership is associated with mode four leaders who have the ability (and agility) to operate in any mode (system of thinking) and most importantly see from the perspectives of the other modes. It is this ability to think in a number of different ways that gives such leaders their agility. This is also introduced within the concepts of...

Boost Your IT Career with the Top SAFe® Certifications

INTRODUCTION If you’re aiming at gaining enhanced knowledge on Scaled Agile Framework and other product development principles, a SAFe certification is definitely the best choice for you. A prior knowledge of Scrum and a 5-year experience in software development, project management, testing, business analysis, or product management will help with a better understanding in the course. Executives, managers, leaders, directors,...