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Transitioning from Scrum to Kanban

BY Susan Trapp on June 23, 2017

We here at insightsoftware.com, creators of Hubble, have recently moved from a Scrum to a Kanban software development approach. The driver behind the move was to improve the speed of business delivery and quality of the delivered product. The process seemed to go smoothly, even though the teams are distributed and have varying skill levels. […]

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Agile Died While You Were Doing Your Standup

BY Nate Walkingshaw on April 10, 2017

As technology professionals, we have been stuck at metaphorical basecamp for years. We’ve looked at the summit, attempted the various routes other teams have created, and worked hard on dialling in the basics of making sure we have food, water, and shelter. We have gone from wilderness survival to wilderness living. We learned the ways […]

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Dual-Track Agile: Why Messy Leads to Innovation

BY Jacob de Lichtenberg on April 4, 2017

What is Dual-Track Agile? Dual-Track Agile is an IT development  methodology where figuring out what to build is as important as the building process. You start with a discovery track to find out if a product idea is good and if it makes sense to build. Successful findings from the discovery track are added to the backlog […]

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Be in a Band, not an Orchestra: how to Grow an Agile Product Team

BY Matt Walton on April 3, 2017

Some years ago, I wrote a blog post noting that small teams are more creative and productive than big teams. I suggested that this might be because, like a band, they were self organising, communicated easily and informally and had autonomy over what they played. Band vs Orchestra I contrasted this to an orchestra, which […]

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Product Owner vs Product Manager

BY Dave West on December 21, 2016

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. And how organizations need to consolidate on one overall decision maker for the product, and that person should be engaged with the delivery teams […]

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Scaling Lean Principles by Jeff Gothelf

BY Martin Eriksson on November 18, 2016

Coach, lean advocate, and author Jeff Gothelf talked about scaling Lean principles at this year’s London #mtpcon. Lean methodologies work well for a single team observes Gothelf: “A lean startup reduces risk by regular and continuous experimentation. When you take the concept of lean and combine it with agile you start to build a practice […]

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Managing agile teams remotely, pitfalls and remedies

BY Edward Upton on September 19, 2016

My first experience of managing a remote team was not a success: the team broke up quickly, and the company soon after. At first, I thought the issue was the personalities involved but as I’ve looked at more companies trying to set up offshore development offices, I’ve seen there are some common mistakes. I want […]

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Marketplace Banking - the "Uber-isation" of Financial Services

BY Chris Massey on August 18, 2016

At ProductTank London, Tracy Abraham asked whether Finance will be the “final frontier” when it comes to disruption of our digital lives, given how heavily regulated and intense private our financial lives tend to be. Specifically, she explored the ways in which fintech startups are taking on the establishment, putting customers and tech ahead of bureaucracy and […]

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Leading Product Teams with Active Listening

BY Chris Massey on June 10, 2016

Laura Morgan has been working as a digital producer and product manager in media and broadcasting since 2001. She is currently Head of Product at Comic Relief, where she has been leading a team of Product Managers through a period of digital transformation, which has come with all kinds of challenges. There were problems with […]

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Creating Digital Products & Services at The Guardian

BY Chris Massey on April 19, 2016

Nick Haley, Head of UX at Guardian News Media, joined us at ProductTank at the BBC to give us practical examples of how his team is becoming more agile and how digital products are iterated every day with real users, breaking his thoughts down into five core principles. 1 – Know Your Audience The UX […]

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