Levels of Delegation

The topic of delegation is not strictly related to agility, but it can be a significant topic in an already agile environment or in an environment moving into that direction. The inherent challenges are apparent as well. In most organisations one of the awaited benefits…

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Dangerous metrics

There are a lot of misconceptions about metrics inside and outside of the agile world. Metrics are tools providing feedback about one single aspect of an area under surveillance, and nothing more. They are not goals. It is dangerous to derive conclusions based on a…

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Agile & Lean

It’s a known fact, that agility is rooted in Lean. Unfortunately Lean principles are only present implicitly in the methodology, their original form is not apparent. This can be one of the main reasons why we often have the impression during an agile transformation that…

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Agile Product Development

In today’s post we take a deeper look at a statement from the essay we have already been covering in a series of Hungarian blogposts. The passage we would like to analyse states: “Product development and architecture aren’t the programmer’s job, because they take longer…

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What is a Scrum team?

There are two team definitions in Scrum which can sometimes be confusing. The Scrum team by definition is a self-organizing cross-functional team that regularly delivers potentially shippable product increments.

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Do we deliver value?

Working with Product Development teams and their Product Owners we see many – if not all – struggling with prioritization. The most common issues we see are: Every feature is important Prioritization is based solely on effort (instead of value) Lack of metrics that could…

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Top Management’s Relationship with Agile Methodologies

For any successful agile transformation it is essential to train all three involved parties (management, delivery and business side) within an organization – says Árpád Zsolt Bodó, the founder of Sprint Consulting. Today an agile training program, built into the employers’ compensation packages, is very…

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