A not-so-infamous compromise


Agile is a jour­ney, not a des­ti­na­tion. You pro­ba­bly al­re­ady he­ard this quote, and ho­pe­fully you spent some mo­ments to re­flect on its truth. When star­ting from scra­tch – as it hap­pens in agile trans­for­ma­tion pro­jects – the first steps of this jour­ney might not be per­fectly fit­ted to all agile good practi­ces. But, hey! […]

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When Scrum was invented


It is well-known that the early start of the agile mo­vement be­gan in the Japanese ma­nu­fac­tu­ring sec­tor. Long be­fore those fa­mous group of soft­ware de­sig­ners and de­ve­lo­pers who de­ve­lo­ped the Agile Manifesto got to­get­her, the Japanese were al­re­ady com­bi­ning their lean thin­king with ite­ra­tive and in­cre­men­tal de­li­very ap­pro­a­ches to cre­ate pro­ces­ses that should be re­cog­ni­zed as […]

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The fabric of the Agile brain


Is there a way of buil­ding the com­mon brain of an Agile team? To un­der­stand it bet­ter I went through an ima­gi­nary trip around all Scrum ce­re­mo­nies, from the be­gin­ning of a new pro­duct to its. Let’s walk it to­get­her. So there’s the start of the pro­ject. Here are the Product Owner, the Scrum Master and […]

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The brain of an Agile team


I re­mem­ber that some time ago I was in a city, so­mew­here in Romania. It was mor­ning, I was at the ho­tel, being a bit late for a meet­ing. So I left half of my bre­ak­fast un­fi­nis­hed and I hur­ried through the lobby, which was unex­pectedly empty. You pro­ba­bly know the fee­ling of those mor­nings […]

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