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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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How to improve the self-managing capabilities & skills of your team?

This is the essence of "self-management", and it is critical to Scrum teams and other kinds of Agile teams. Self-managing teams are central to Scrum and other Agile methodologies. High autonomy is an important contributor to successful Agile teams ( Donmez & Gudela, 2013 ; Tripp & Armstrong, 2018 ).

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20 Years of the Agile Manifesto

Agile Manifesto Poster Scrum just turned 25 with a big celebration last November. This week marks another big milestone in the agile community, the 20th Anniversary of the Agile Manifesto. To celebrate the moment, you can order a special Agile Manifesto 20th Anniversary Poster Combo. Ward Cunningham (2013).

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5 Whys to Explore Scrum with an independent Scrum Caretaker

Gunther Verheyen

I embarked on my Agile journey in 2003 when we wrapped eXtreme Programming in Scrum. Besides having engaged with many teams and organizations I have also created and facilitated many Scrum workshops and classes about various topics for various audiences since then. Warm regards Gunther independent Scrum Caretaker What?

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Scrum: A Brief History of a Long-Lived Hype

Scrum has been around for a while, they say. The Scrum Guide holds the definition of Scrum, they say. The first, official version of the Scrum Guide was released in February 2010. So, how was Scrum defined before 2010 then? What else happened along the road to the way that Scrum is defined and represented?

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Agile Movers & Shakers (7): Ryan Ripley — Host of the Agile for Humans Podcast

TL; DR: The Agile Movers & Shakers Interview w/ Ryan Ripley. Ryan is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with He hosts the Agile for Humans podcast and most recently co-wrote Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions for Common Scrum Problems with Todd Miller for PragProg. What brought you to ‘agile?’.

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Agile. Creativity. Innovation.

International Institute for Learning

2009), include eXtreme Programming (XP) (Beck and Fowler, 2001) and Scrum (Schwaber and Beedle, 2002). This family of methods are now commonly known as Agile , and it has been through the formation of the Agile Alliance and the publication of the Agile Manifesto (Fowler and Highsmith 2001).