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Two speed lanes of changes in modern IT (within Enterprises)

Two speed lanes of changes in modern IT (within Enterprises)

This blog post is about Enterprises whose core business is NOT IT, but they consider IT services as an important part of their everyday operations. Large Enterprises in 2015 (at least in Europe) are pretty from what we remember from…

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Antipattern: attracting the work

Antipattern: attracting the work

Few days ago I've written a blog post about feature teams - I wasn't hiding that it was inspired by C. Larman's book about scaling Agile. Or rather by one of the chapters that I've found very interesting & thought-provoking.…

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How scaling agile made me swear in public bus, line #116

How scaling agile made me swear in public bus, line #116

I've always had a clear vision of how code ownership should look alike: each piece of code should be owner by 1 team code should be divided domain-wise (not tier-wise, so no "component teams", please) responsibility of the…

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If you think Agile is not about discipline, ... think twice

If you think Agile is not about discipline, ... think twice

"Deadline." "Commitment to the fixed scope." "Requirements specification." Those three statements have made my flesh creep, did you get the same sensation? They are definitive, they are scrict, there are about formal responsibility &…

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How Agile happens - the story about storks, sauerkraut & top-down

How Agile happens - the story about storks, sauerkraut & top-down

There's one thing that freaks me about agile adoption in large enterprises. WAIT. NO. There's one thing that particularly freaks me about agile adoption in large enterprises: Full conviction that it can be done only in a top-down way It…

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Condemned to oblivion? Project Managers in Agile world

Self-governing, self-stating, self-managing, self-organizing TEAM. Combined human potential. Direct interactions & co-operation. Simplifying communication routes. Power to the (team) people. Yay. Yes, that's right, agile approach promotes all the team-related statements listed above. Scrum team, in favorable circumstances, can perform…

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