The 14 Characteristics of a Great Agile Customer

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  01-07-2015
Onderwerp:

Two weeks ago, I started writing a series about the characteristics of the different roles relevant in an agile environment. So far I've published articles about the Product Owner, Development Team, Scrum Master and the Agile Manager. This article will be about the 14 characteristics of a great agile customer. The focus is mainly the ‘external’ customer, but most given examples is also relevant for 'internal' customers.

Characteristics of a Great Agile Manager

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  01-07-2015
Onderwerp:

Without having the preconceived plan, I've started writing a series about the characteristics of the different roles relevant in an agile environment. So far I've published articles about the Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master.

This article will be about the agile manager. I'm using the term 'agile' consciously because I'll describe the manager acting in an organisation that supports the agile mindset. The agile manager is someone who realizes management tasks, that aren't done by the team itself. This means it can be a Department Manager, Business Unit Manager, IT Manager etc.

I'll describe:

  • The contradistinction of the term 'agile manager'
  • The difference between 'management' and the 'manager'
  • Common questions about the agile manager
  • The mindset I value for this role
  • The practices that can be applied
  • The collaboration with the team
  • The desired knowledge.

Differences between Continuous Integration, -Delivery and -Deployment explained

Door: Pieter Versteijnen,  24-06-2015
Onderwerp: Continuous delivery;Continuous Integration;Continuous Deployment  

After attending a conference we came to the conclusion that there are a lot of people interpreting Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment different. That’s why we wrote this blog to make clear what is the difference and what are the benefits when taking the next step.

Characteristics of a Great Scrum Master

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  19-06-2015
Onderwerp: Scrum  Scrum Master  

This week I wrote two articles about the characteristics of a great Product Owner and a great Development Team. This is the third article and it's about the Scrum Master. Similar to the previous two articles, I'll describe the characteristics, skills and conditions. I haven't ordered them on priority; it only follows the inconceivable logic of my mind...

Characteristics of a Great Development Team

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  19-06-2015
Onderwerp: scrum  development  

This week I wrote an article about the characteristics of a great Product Owner. It gave me the idea to do the same for the Development Team and Scrum Master. This blog post focuses on the Development Team; I'll describe the characteristics, skills and conditions.

Characteristics of a Great Product Owner

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  19-06-2015
Onderwerp: Scrum  Product Owner  

During a recent Product Owner training I gave the participants the assignment to complete the sentence "A great Product Owner..." The result was a nice overview of characteristics, skills and conditions necessary to fulfill this role in a great manner. In this blog post I'll share the result, completed with a short explanation and some more ideas of my own.

What do Agile Testing and painting a wall have in common?

Harm Pauw Door: Harm Pauw,  12-06-2015
Onderwerp: Testing  Continuous delivery  

I always like to use real-world metaphors in order to explain technical topics. This time I'd like to explain the Agile Testing Pyramid in  Agile Testing by comparing it to painting a wall. Curious? Please continue reading!