Author Archives: EXIN

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 […]

Scrum vs. Kanban

For some time now, Scrum has been the leading Agile framework used by organizations around the world. The Version One State of Agile Report has shown a year-on-year increase in the adoption of Scrum with 68% of organizations using Scrum or a Scrum Hybrid in 2017. However, Kanban, an Agile framework which has some similarities […]

Arie van Bennekum on Agile Working – A Look Back and a Look Forward at the Trends for 2018

“Agile working” is one of the most common management terms of the year and Japke-d. Bouma (columnist for the NRC, a Dutch newspaper) even included the word “agile” in her discussion of Dutch office clichés. These days, undergoing an Agile transformation seems to be the rule rather than the exception. However, successfully implementing an Agile […]