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Finding the Sweet Spot Between Order and Chaos Finding the Sweet Spot Between Order and Chaos[article]

Agile gives us complete freedom and ownership over the development process, but without a healthy measure of self-organization and management, all of that autonomy will not amount to much. Let’s take a look at the chaos and order aspect of agile and how you can embrace both.

John Hurley's picture John Hurley
Making a Choice Is Agile Methodology Right for Your Development Projects?[article]

An Agile approach to software development looks good on paper. However, author Rajashekar Reddy Ramasahayam argues that it may not be a fit for all projects.

Moon Communication on the Moon[article]

While watching For All Mankind, an American science fiction series on AppleTV+, Derk-Jan has recognized 3 take-aways that will assist with agile collaboration and communication.

Derk-Jan de Grood's picture Derk-Jan de Grood
Kubernetes only lighter Kubernetes—Only Lighter[article]

In this article we explore K3S, first made available in early 2019 as a lightweight option for Kubernetes.

Deepak Vohra's picture Deepak Vohra
Covid Office The Agile Methodologies and Mindset That Got Us Through the COVID-19 Pandemic[article]

The landscape of modern technology as well as the way it impacts business operations has transformed since agile methodologies were created. In the past 18 months, that rate of change has greatly accelerated. Let's take a look at just how much agile has helped us adapt to this uncertain time as well as the way that COVID-19 has impacted the agile principles that we can continue to rely on.

 

Nahla Davies's picture Nahla Davies
Planning Meeting PI Planning Event In Agile[article]

Planning by creating a years-long strategic plan is a remnant of the past that does not reflect the fast pace of the digital world we live in today. See how PI (program increment) planning with an agile framework can help.

Andrew Romanukha's picture Andrew Romanukha
Globe Value Stream Mapping Gone Wrong[article]

Value Stream Mapping is a powerful lean tool that is commonly used in Agile and DevOps implementations as a foundation for continuous improvement and transformation, but its application doesn’t always lead to the expected or desired result. Author Jeff Pierce's article helps you to avoid some of the most common failings companies encounter when they try to implement it.

Jeff Pierce's picture Jeff Pierce
A ScrumMaster's Superpower of Observation in Virtual Teams[article]

ScrumMasters rely on observational skills, but does that mean we only use vision? What happens when we are all remote? Can we leverage other senses to “observe” how teams are surviving (or thriving)? We may not be able to sit together with our team for a long time, and it may never be the same due to the long-term effects of the coronavirus. What skills might we adapt or create for virtual teams? And, how can we still reflect back on the observations so the team can decide how to improve?

Mark Kilby's picture Mark Kilby Savita Pahuja
Daily Standup Purpose: It’s All About Flow, Not Status[article]

The Daily Standup (DSU) is a key ceremony in the Scrum Framework. When run effectively, it can ensure the Scrum team focuses on what’s important to meet the Sprint goal and commitment. When DSUs serve only as a status meeting, the value of the ceremony is lost.

Rich Stewart's picture Rich Stewart
Safe How Kubernetes Can Help to Operationalize Your Container Security[article]

As organizations continue to pursue their digital transformations, their IT infrastructures are expanding in both size and diversity. Many are seeing the addition of two new technologies in particular: containers and Kubernetes.

 

David Bisson's picture David Bisson
Juggling The Life of an Agile Coach[article]

For a long time, my colleagues were asking if I could articulate my days when I was engaged in coaching for agile transformation and how other coaches could prepare. Here are my thoughts.

 

Chandan Lal  Patary's picture Chandan Lal Patary
Generics Episode 2 - Pair Programming - Byron and Matt Discuss Generics[interview]
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Coveros consultants Byron Katz and Matthew Taylor continue their work on the open-source timekeeping project their team is working on. This episode is dealing more specifically with generics in the code. Technology stack: Kotlin, JVM, Intellij, Gradle Open source at https://github.com/7ep/r3z

Stasi Richmond's picture Stasi Richmond
TDD Code Episode 1 - Pair Programming - TDD Session with Byron and Matt from Coveros[interview]
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Senior Consultant Byron Katz and Consultant Matthew Taylor of Coveros test an open-source timekeeping tool project that their team is working on. Technology stack: Kotlin, JVM, Intellij, Gradle Open source at https://github.com/7ep/r3z

Stasi Richmond's picture Stasi Richmond
Team How the Scrum Guide Update May Affect Your Team[article]

This article presents the author's view of what you need to reflect on and consider changing when using Scrum based on the November 2020 update to the Scrum Guide. It lists the changes and clarifications that affect each team or role defined in the Scrum Guide.

Vic Bartash's picture Vic Bartash
Top 10 Articles Top 10 Most-Read AgileConnection Articles of 2020[article]

Agile is iterative, encourages collaboration, and is always looking to improve processes. The most-read articles from 2020 show that software professionals were looking to improve their agile teams and workspace.

 

Allison Scholz's picture Allison Scholz

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