Top 10 Agile Lessons Learned from an Actual Practicing Scrum Master and Product Owner
Those looking to introduce Agile practices to their team, department or organization can learn a lot from the rich, real-world experience that comes from being a veteran Agile professional. We recently asked Learning Tree Scrum Master Tim Vatne and Learning Tree Web Product Owner Wendy Figueroa to delve into their combined 24 years of Agile experience to offer their […]
The Agile Project Manager
It is common to see a role in company hierarchies and organisation charts, in job adverts even, that of the Agile Project Manager. The questions that come to mind are, what is that role? What are the roles and responsibilities? Bluntly, where does it fit in? These days I work in the Agile space enabling […]
Does Agile Transform a Business?
We’ll talk about the above, rarely asked question in a minute. But first let us talk about your day so far, perhaps it’s gone something like this; After your commute to work, you’ve arrived at the office, opened your laptop and then sat back gazing out the window dreaming of the upcoming weekend. Let’s analyse […]
Management in an Agile world
Agile was introduced to the world in 2001 after 17 men had met in Utah and devised the Agile Manifesto (agilemanifesto.org). It was created with a focus on software delivery projects and this is evident by its given title: Manifesto for Agile Software Development. However, in the intervening years, Agile has grown into something that […]
What Is A Team?
Agile in general, and Scrum in particular, relies for success on self-organizing teams. The eleventh of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto states that “the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams”(1). Empowering the team is one of the seven principles of Lean. One of the central Scrum patterns is ‘Stable Teams’ (2). […]