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Agile Business Professional – EXIN taps into Business Agility with New Certification

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It’s been almost 20 years since the Agile Manifesto for software development was written and Agile practices are still growing in popularity across organizations. Terms such as “business agility” or “Agile business” that were initially branded as buzzwords are now being viewed more seriously.  To learn more about the adoption of Agile practices in businesses, Harvard Business Review researched […]

Practical Agile: Flexibility, Directedness, and Human Interests

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Practical Agile: Flexibility, Directedness, and Human Interests – Reading time: 15 minutes Introduction: “vague theory, concrete practice”? This blog is a follow-up to another we published not long ago, “(Even) More Rules, or Back to Basics?” (hereinafter “Getting the Most out of Agile” or just “blog 1”). In a nutshell, blog 1 argued that, given […]

Agile vs. Scrum

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You’ve probably searched Google for ‘agile vs. scrum’ because you’ve heard both terms and want to find out more. Maybe you heard about agile or scrum at work and decided to indulge your curiosity. Perhaps you knew about one of the two already but aren’t sure how they relate to each other. Luckily, this short […]

Getting the Most out of Agile. (Even) More Rules, or Back to Basics?

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The Agile movement is not anti-methodology, in fact, many of us want to restore credibility to the word methodology. We want to restore a balance. We embrace modeling, but not in order to file some diagram in a dusty corporate repository. We embrace documentation, but not hundreds of pages of never-maintained and rarely-used tomes. We […]

What is Scrum? A Short Glossary

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Scrum is the most widely used agile framework worldwide. When asked which Agile frameworks, methodologies or practices they use, almost three quarters (72%) of the companies that took part in the 13th Annual State of the Agile survey, stated that Scrum is their framework of choice. Over half (54%) of the respondents said that they […]

What Are the Differences between Agile, Lean, and DevOps?

Delivering value to customers with high-quality products and quick services is an incredibly important requirement for project teams. Methodologies like Agile, Lean, and DevOps were created to help organizations accomplish this. All three work toward this common goal, but each of them is unique.  What are the differences and how can they be implemented together? […]

Agile Skills for Professionals in a Changing Landscape

Unlocking their own potential with Agile skills has become a top priority for professionals in every domain. Very few industries are being left untouched by the fast-paced changes that are taking place throughout the world. To meet the challenges of this dynamic new environment, Agile emerged in the early 2000s. It has gone on to inspire many different Agile-based […]

How can Scrum be Successful? Competences of the Scrum Product Owner – Research Paper

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For some time now, the effectiveness of Scrum has been proven through the use of this Agile framework by large organizations. One of the key members of a Scrum team is the Product Owner. But what exactly makes a PO effective? Research conducted by the HU University of Applied Sciences has looked at exactly which […]