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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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In-Depth: How Scrum Motivates Teams Through Goals And Autonomy

When people first look at the Scrum framework, they often see the roles and the events first. They see only the structure of Scrum; who wears the hats and when. But Scrum and the Agile methodologies it builds on are so much more. Scrum is a great example of a motivation framework. And that makes sense.


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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. From our own quantitative research with 1.200 Scrum Teams , we know that teams are more effective when they are more aware of the needs of their stakeholders. This post is part of our “in-depth” series.

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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. Who is the Scrum Master or Product Owner?

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Moonpig was founded in 1999, before Lean and Agile approaches had become mainstream in the UK. It was not until about 2013 that Moonpig first began to adopt Agile practices. In this post Amanda Colpoys – a Lean, Agile and Growth Coach, shares her experiences as she set out to introduce business agility at Moonpig.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 1 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone and welcome to today’s MPUG training series, part one, Understanding and Incorporating Agile Project Management. It’s not all or nothing.

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In-Depth: How Easily Biases Distort What We Believe (In The Workplace)

See how approaches like the Scrum Framework and Liberating Structures can prevent some of these biases by bringing in diverse voices and by validating your assumptions against reality. For me personally, it's one of the reasons why I like the Scrum Framework , as it gives guide-rails to help us think and validate our assumptions with data.