Category Archives: Agile

Management Should Apply Agile Methodologies: No more top-down management

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Maximize customer and employee satisfaction through Agile transformation into an autonomous organization that can think and act on its own. Interview with Masashi Kono, an EXIN Agile Scrum Certification holder   The EXIN Agile Scrum Certification program combines Agile methods and Scrum practices. Agile methods were originally used in software development. However, Agile methods and […]

Agile Scrum Master: the how of Delivering Results and Value

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In a previous post, we looked at a few differences between the Agile Scrum Master and Product Owner roles. We noted that the Scrum Master serves as a facilitator (sometimes called a “servant leader”) whose job it is to clear obstacles for the project team so everyone can do their best work. We noted that […]

Agile: Scrum Master or Product Owner—a role for you?

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Enable creation or facilitate execution? Since you’re reading this post, you’re probably already familiar with the main benefits of Agile & Scrum: high productivity, clear insights into the status of deliverables, and the ability to address changing priorities on the fly without getting thrown off course. With plus points like these, it’s no wonder that […]

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 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? […]