Tag Archive: Agile

Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Mobile, DevOps, Software craftsmanship and more

March 31, 2017

The 5th edition of I T.A.K.E Unconference, the only technology agnostic event in Central and Eastern Europe, is taking place in Bucharest, Romania, 11-12 May. With a line-up of more than 30 international speakers, 6 keynotes, 6 parallel tracks, a technical Open Space and many opportunities for coding, the event brings together top-notch software crafters who lead the change in... Read more

Tools for teams: Capacity planning with Kanban

March 23, 2017

As practitioners and trainers using Kanban, we insist on a few changes in perspective that it requires in order to be effective. One of them is capacity planning. Kanban, like Scrum, assumes that the capacity of the team 1 is fixed in the short term. This leads to the question: how can we use the current... Read more

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

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

Agility over Agile

March 17, 2014

The article Agility over Agile, authors Alexandru Bolboaca and Adrian Bolboaca, is published in the Today Software Magazine, no 21. Agility over Agile Here’s a common situation nowadays: a large company learns about Agile and decides to adopt “agile processes”. The leadership team creates a transition plan that includes training, coaching, and consultancy. They monitor the advance by... Read more

What do the User Stories mean?

October 30, 2013

 User Stories are the bridge between the customer and the development team. They are short, clear, written sentences which tell everyone what the system needs to do for the user. For the Agile practitioners, the user stories are known as one of the primary development artifacts for Scrum project teams. Those artifacts resume clearly the requirements... Read more

Architecture at Agile 2013

October 25, 2013

(Guest blog post by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, originally appeared on her blog. Republished with permission.) What a busy, intense week Agile 2013 was! It was a great opportunity to connect with old friends and meet folks who share common interests and energy. I also had a lot of fun spreading the word/exchanging ideas about two things I’m... Read more

Markus Gärtner talking about Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)

October 15, 2013

Like the “Test Driven Development (TDD)” which involves automated small unit tests guiding corresponding implementation, the “Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD)” means to create tests before code, showing the behaviour that the software should have and the stakeholders want. Markus Gärtner is talking about his workshop “Acceptance Test Driven Development”. Check out his talk: Would you... Read more

How an Unit Test should look like

October 14, 2013

Often during my life as a programmer, coach and trainer I have to explain how a test should look like. So I decided to write about this subject. Remember that code, especially test code, is read more often than written. Often you will be the person to read it after you wrote it. So do... Read more

Agile Architecture Myths #4 Because you are agile you can change your system fast!

October 10, 2013

(Guest blog post by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, originally appeared on her blog. Republished with permission.) Agile designers embrace change. But that doesn’t mean change is always easy. Some things are harder to change than others. So it is good to know how to explain this to impatient product stakeholders, program managers, or product owners when they ask... Read more

Change Management 3.0

September 26, 2013

(Guest blog post by Jurgen Appelo, originally appeared on his blog. Republished with permission.) No matter how big the CEO’s desk is, an organization is not a hierarchy. It is a social network. People interact with each other across all levels. And even though delivering a software product is quite different from handing over the butter at the... Read more

What does a Product Owner do?

September 24, 2013

“Once you stop learning, you start dying” Albert Einstein.   I am a new member of Mozaic Works team and I am involved in marketing actions within the company. I learn new things and improve continuously my knowledge to face the day-to-day challenges.  Learning is a continuous process and we can learn from anybody. My... Read more

Have You Met Your CEO?

September 19, 2013

My job involves working closely with programmers and testers, identifying their impediments and helping them find ways to solve them. The team can remove most of the impediments, much more than developers would expect. There is however a restricted set of impediments that require management intervention, usually in the area of: better facilities, acquisition of... Read more

Estimation Techniques Meetup: Sprint Planning

September 16, 2013

The Bucharest Agile Community had a meetup on “Estimation Techniques”. The topic was picked in the spring by the community and was so popular that a second session was required. The discussion on sprint planning was easier because less risks are involved. Beside the classic planning poker with story points we discussed about a few... Read more

ALE2013, the last day

September 1, 2013

ALE2013 finished with the most fantastic day. It started with some minutes of wakeup gymnastics. After the speakers introduced their talks, attendees chose between talks on lean startup, continuous improvement, offers and pricing or software design. The offer was very attractive and again we had to choose one talk out of three going on at a... Read more