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Organizational psychology in an agile context



Dear All, 

I've recently started my PhD in organizational psychology and my research is focusing on agile practices, organizational culture, stress and resilience. I'm looking for software development team members who apply agile practices (including scrum) and are willing to devote some of their time to take part in the study. 

I have a questionnaire which takes about 35 minutes to complete (I know, it's super long but the process itself can be beneficial from an individual perspective and in case you want to read the general conclusions, you can provide your email address and get a copy of the study which is expected in Q2 2017). 

http://goo.gl/forms/T2CBK0hWgzzfpyeM2 

If you have any questions or want to discuss the study, please contact me: doemaap at gmail 

Thanks a lot, 

Emese Dobos




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Is Agile truly scaleable?



In the last company I worked for, I found Agile to be clumsy and un-scaleable. Bearing all of this in mind, can it actually be scaleable (SAFe seems like a flawed mutation of Agile rather than a genuine solution). This article makes me believe that this could be a better methodology: Slaying the Agile Dragon: The age of agile will soon be over. What do you all suggest? How do you make it work?




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Do you use Driver/Navigator when pairing?



A colleague and I are co-authoring an article on the value of technical practices.  While considering pairing, we began to wonder how often the formal pairing roles of Driver and Navigator are used versus some less formal approach to sharing airtime and the keyboard.  What are your observations and experience of the formal use of these roles?  Any observations on the use of these roles are welcome. (Cross-posted to the XP list.) --- Jean

 


Jean Richardson

Azure Gate Consulting

~ Repatterning the Human Experience of Work

 

AzureGate.net

(503) 788-8998

Jean <at> AzureGate.net

 

 

 



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Agile UX

I was asked by the UX personal on the smartphone team, “If there is one reference to read about how to do
agile UX, what would it be?” And so I am asking you. 

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Michael 

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Research Enquiry



I am  Thom Manuel Osaki Miller, a PhD student of University of Port Harcourt Nigeria. I am making a research on Risk management in Agile Software Methodologies. Scrum and XP agile methods were chosen for my

work. i need you to help me with some information and they are as follows:

 

1. do you utilize agile method of development? if yes, which of the methods or hybrid do you use?
2. how is Total Risk Amount calibrated in the agile method you use?

 

2. can you state some of the  development process risks and task(s) affected by each of them? what monetary value do such tasks have?

3. how many software projects (state their sizes) on average do you execute/annum? please state no of team(s) involved and cost/software  project.

 

thanks for providing me with answers to these questions as given information will  enable me arrive at a more concise result.

 


 

Thanks

 

Thom Manuel O. M

 



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Agile Marketing Manifesto


Any thoughts about this?

http://agilemarketingmanifesto.org

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Agile Center of Excellence (CoE) - Roadmap / Success Patterns




We are planning to establish Agile Center of Excellence (CoE) in my company and I would like to understand different steps and roadmap to create the same.

 

If you have any experience or some material/best practices around how to create Agile CoE and different things (Training, Coaching and other creative ideas..?)  that we can do then please share with me.

 

Thank You !

 

Regards

Manish

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Agile Methodology | Cross Functional Team Competence development - How?



What is a cross functional team (XFT)? a very simple way of defining would be that it is a team where different team members come from different functional blocks to take end to end responsibilities of a tasks. example functional blocks can be marketing, sales and developers formed a team to take end to end responsibility of  delivering a product to the market place.


Continue reading about agile cross functional team competence development 




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Scrum



Hi All,


I am following scrum since last 2-3 years and preparing for scrum master certification now. One of the challenges we faced is definition or design of cross-functional and self-organizing development team. As per Scrum guide, Product Backlog is never complete and it keeps evolving or changing. Change in product backlog may create need of new skill in development team. Sometimes this need may be from totally different domain e.g a web development team may need a member with analytics skillset. In this scenario, how can we choose a development team which is self-organizing and cross-functional while starting a project? Also how should we tackle if we come across situation where there is lack of some skill due to change in product bac klog?


Thanks,

Sudeep



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Requesting Suggestions for Mini-projects for Agile Training



There are many good games and simulations available in the web to illustrate Agile concepts and methods.
But for a 3-day Intro to Agile training program I would like to ask the participants to develop and test small applications using Agile practices.
I have some ideas for applications from business domain (not sure whether they can be developed in 3-days).
Need some suggestions (or pointers to resources) for mini-projects from domains like healthcare, CAD/CAM, embedded software that can be completed in 3-days (three one-day sprints) by a team of 5-6 people of moderate technical competence.
Would highly appreciate your assistance.
Thanks in advance
Gopinath




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I Need Help!!



Programmers … I need your help!

I founded Scrum.org to help developers use Scrum, doing iterative, incremental development. The Scrum.org site needs to be redesigned, on top of new technologies. Then we have more work building measurement tools, data repositories and management, SDKs, and tools to help Scrum Teams do better.

I need 2-3  full stack web and open source developers to work in, around, and with our office in the Boston area.

Join me and do something that you will be proud of and you will be able to tell you peers and grandchildren about, with pride.




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