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In-Depth: The Evidence-Based Business Case For Agile

What is the business case for Agile teams? We think we do well to base our beliefs about Agile more on evidence. This post is our attempt to bring an evidence-based perspective to the business case of Agile teams. Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams.

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What Makes A Good Product Owner?

Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams. Van Waardenburg & Van Vliet (2013) offer a case study in a large organization and conclude that “The Project Manager focuses on the ’how’ of a project, the Product Owner focuses on the ’what’”. When agile meets the enterprise.

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9 HR Challenges That Will Be Prevalent In The Digital Age


HR needs to develop long-term plans that account for change and agility. In fact, a 2013 Gallup study found that poor leaders are the number one reason why people quit. Moreover, people talk about their work-life on LinkedIn and Facebook. This explosion of social media has made the employee experience crucial for brand image.

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Working Remotely? This Will Hit You Next!

During the Ebola outbreak 2013-2016, people exhibited anxiety-invoked behavior to a large extent. Individual actions are influenced by the actions of other individuals. Mass actions are influenced by the actions of the masses. Agile processes help you to establish a high level of transparency. 2] Shultz, J.M.,

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Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

Experienced agile coaches and practitioners develop a sixth-sense. They can quickly assess the health of an agile project or team just as doctors do with their patients. In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in trouble. Agile is based on Systems Thinking.

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Regaining Trust: The Winners and Losers of a More Cautious Tomorrow

Leading Answers

Availability bias  – The tendency to overestimate the likelihood of events with greater “availability” in our memory, which is influenced by how recent the memories are or how emotionally charged they may be. Open-plan offices favored by agile teams were criticized as “germ factories” long before COVID-19.

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Test First approach sounds simply enough, right?

If you’re not already aware, the way you think of testing within an agile approach is fundamentally different to the traditional one. This influence on software design and architecture became so important, beside the other positive effects, that Beck found it worthwhile to rename it from Test-First Programming to Test-Driven Development.