December 2010 Blog Posts

The Manager's Role in Agile

What is the Manager's role in Agile? I'm thinking about this topic and here are my thoughts and notes. You can say it like this: How company management and the Agile IT department can work effectively together? From the Agile IT department point of view it can looks like: how can we make the company management more Agile? From the Management it can looks like: how can we make the IT department more responsible and supportive of company goals, deadlines, business? Read the article: The Manager's Role in Agile Read the paper: Role of the Manager in Scrum About leadership...

Scrum: Roles & Responsibilities II

Product Owner Working on a shared vision Gathering requirements Managing and prioritizing the product backlog Accepting the software at the end of each iteration Managing the release plan The profitability of the project (ROI) Metaphor: The Product Owner is a CEO ScrumMaster Empowering and shepherding the team Removing impediments Keeping the process moving Socializing Scrum to the greater organization ...

My XP Days Benelux 2010 experience

This conference is well known for been highly interactive and centered on feedback. Even so things have exceeded my best expectations. Since after sending a draft proposal for session, I'm been asked to participate to a Perfection Game to give and collect suggestions for improving the sessions proposal. I had received useful comments and suggestions from many experienced agilists and had improved the session based the useful and insightful feedback received. And so also all the other proponents. At the fist day of the conference, every presenter had the chance to introduce and propose his session with a 30 second presentation...