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Management 3.0: Context is Everything

April 12, 2017

This is a guest post by Ralph Roosmalen Scrum versus Waterfall. Management 1.0 versus Management 3.0. Automated Testing versus Manual Testing. Estimation versus No Estimations. SAFe versus LeSS. So many different opinions on all kind of topics and it seems like people always want you to choose between left or right, up or down etc. When... Read more

eBook : Grow your business, product and teams

January 17, 2017

We are committed to champion software excellence and challenge the current practices. Our aim is to constantly improve: business, product, and teams. That’s why, in this last month we carefully selected pieces of advice, practical ideas for you & your team to improve and grow.  For you to easier access them, we present you the... Read more

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Behind Agile: Practices and Misunderstandings

November 15, 2016

Our colleague, Adi Bolboacă, had a session at Agile Talks #17, a community event where we constantly make a contribution. Find out more about from the below presentation, containing topics on: cross-functional teams habits and their importance group decisions estimates scaling The video material is here.   If interested in the above topics, set a meeting... Read more

Agility implies Craftsmanship

April 10, 2016

This article was published first in Today Software Magazine, no 16. Below it’s the full version. The authors are Alexandru Bolboaca and Adrian Bolboaca.   In 2001, a group of people unpleased about the state of software development gathered in a mountain ski resort from Utah. One thing leading to another, they started discussing about the industrial methods applied at the... Read more

Challenge the way you work. New techniques to try on (I)

February 18, 2016

Challenge the way you work. Stay happy & productive!  My colleagues, advising or coaching teams to be happy and productive, listen and learn constantly about the challenges they have during the day-to-day activity. In the next series of articles, we share with you practical solutions to common challenges encountered when developing software products, as well as new techniques to help... Read more

Happy Demos Are Not A Myth

February 17, 2016

How do you feel at the end of a product demo? Happy? Energized? Ready to celebrate? Does this feeling last? My colleagues and I have seen our share of Scrum Meetings. We wrote previously about the Daily Scrum, and decided to focus on demos this time. Many of the demos we’ve seen had issues, and some... Read more

Team Leaders and Scrum Masters

April 18, 2015

When adopting Scrum, a common concern for both teams and managers is “What do we do with the Team Leader role?”. We discussed this delicate issue earlier this year at the AgileWorks meetup in Timisoara. There were still unanswered questions after the first meeting, so we had to schedule another one. In this blog post, I... Read more

What does a Scrum Master do?

September 10, 2014

What are the main responsibilities a Scrum Master should take care of? This post identifies four major 'hats' they should wear: team facilitator, performance guardian, servant leader and change catalyst.

Product owner for a day

July 4, 2014

Recently, I participated in an experiment for Product Development. It was during a weekend, in the mountains, with a team of 8 persons from Bucharest Agile Software Meetup Group. We didn’t know each other very well and we have not been working together before. Our misson was to develop a product in a day and... Read more

Learning resources for Product Owners

March 17, 2014

A few days ago I published a blog post with resources for ScrumMasters. I was saying how, since it’s a relatively new role, it requires new skills to get it right, so people often ask me for learning resources. Well, the same goes for the Product Owner role. In the past, things were clear: we had... Read more

Learning resources for ScrumMasters

March 17, 2014

Quite often after a Scrum workshop, the newly appointed ScrumMaster will approach me and confess that this role is much harder than they had anticipated. I really sympathize with that problem. The role is deceivingly simple at first glance, but really challenging to do in real life. So I’ve gathered a list of resources that should... Read more

5 Tips to Avoid Release Hell As Scrum Master

March 17, 2014

A Scrum Master friend of mine missed Karaoke night on Saturday because she had to stay until midnight at work getting the release out of the door. Briefly, the story is like this: It was the release week and the new version of the application should have been on UAT environment on Thursday night. Even... Read more

A developer about Product Owner

March 17, 2014

I developed software products for about 5 years and collaborated with Product Owners (PO) during this time. I will share in the following my perspective as a developer about this role and about working together with POs. I was surprised when I first read about the definition of a product owner, after working for a... Read more