Scaling Frameworks

INTRO – since the rise of Agile there have been numerous frameworks supporting the individual teams. Scrum is still the best known but XP as well as Kanban deserve a seat at this table as well. In the last years more and more attention has gone to the explicit complexity Read more…

Certification Overview

INTRO – all three major international Scrum organizations have created their own certification program. Differences can be found in the entry criteria of the exam (e.g. you need to have taken class room course) or the number of levels per type of certification. We have broken it down into the Read more…

Organizations

INTRO – the top three international Scrum organizations at this time are described below. An overview of their certification programs can be found here: Certification Overview. That does not mean there are no excellent smaller – often local oriented – players out there. Scrum Alliance This is the first office Read more…

Books

Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins The book from 2010 is still a very good start in exploring ways to help your teams forward. It is not only aimed at teams but also at you, the coach, Scrum Master or manager. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni Although Patrick Read more…

Books

Agile Retrospectives, Esther Derby & Diana Larsen This is a practical book, written to continuously improve your development project. Based on the authors experiences in real world situations. Liberating Structures, Keith McCandless & Henri Lipmanowicz The last few years these guys have gained substantial traction with their development of getting Read more…

Retrospective Formats

Retrospective websites Below our collection of sites with multiple ideas, variations and exercises to run your next retro. Of course there will be some overlap, but stay open for new ideas. Website Organization / author(s) funretrospectives.com Paulo Caroli & Taina Caetano luis-goncalves.com/agile-retrospectives-ideas-exercises Luis Goncalves www.benlinders.com/exercises Ben Linders www.retromat.org Corinna Baldauf Read more…

Websites

Website Organization www.poppendieck.com Mary Poppendieck and her husband Tom have written and created numerous articles and book on Lean Software Development www.leanitstrategies.com Another excellent couple is Steve Bell & Karen Whitley Bell. Bell has written ‘Lean IT’ among others. Make sure to access their video and article segment when visiting Read more…

Books

The Machine that Changed the World, James Womack, Daniel Jones & Roos If you are new to Lean this is the book you could start from. It came out in 2007 and has great reviews. In an in-depth analysis on the automobile industry – based on Toyota of course – Read more…

Websites

Website Organization DevOps.com Founded by Alan Shimel in 2014, DevOps.com has grown as a huge vendor independed source on DevOps and related topics. www.devopsgroup.com/blog The company was founded in 2013 by James Smith and Stephen Thair, this is their DevOps related blog section. blog.xebialabs.com Xebialabs is one of the suppliers Read more…

Books

The DevOps Handbook, Gene Kim, Jez Humble, e.a. At a lot of organizations this book, from 2016, is the first book people read when moving towards DevOps. It is a solid work, combining insights from a lot of other pioneering IT professionals as well. If you are afraid it is Read more…