On this page the good blogs and articles about agile and scrum have been collected.
- Agile Aliance | Non-profit organization, so independent quality posts on agile working
- Agile Connection | Created by and for experienced software developers and thought leaders within the world of iterative working.
- Mike Cohn | Mike is kind of a living legend in the agile world. Smart guy who quickly gets to the point.
- Scrum.org | You probably know this organization from the training and certification, but they also have a good blog with interesting contributions from experts from all over the world.
- Reddit | I am always a bit hesitant with Reddit because you often no longer see the forest for the trees, but it is useful if you have a question for the agile community. Use the ‘sort’ function anyway …
- More? Do you have or do you know a good blog or site about agile working, let me know? We are mainly looking for success stories about the agile transition in large organizations
Coaching Agile Teams – Lyssa Adkins (****)
Lyssa Adkins has been around for a while in the land of agile coaching. She has gained a wealth of experience. Now and then she is just a bit too vague for me, but overall this is a Buy >>
Scrum in action – Petra de Boer ea (**** )
A light-hearted book about the application of agile and scrum outside IT. With appealing examples. Reads smoothly. But in Dutch. Buy >>
Below are two examples of blogs from LSD author Gerjon Zomer.
A GOOD AGILE COACH ITCHES
Your job as an agilist is to keep asking and seeing. To be difficult for your team (s). Don’t turn retrospectives into a cozy get-together, but let teams really take a look inside. Responsibility and maturity are part of the enormous freedom of self-managing teams. You only help them further by pointing out their behavior to team members. And yes, people-oriented can be done without ever insulting or hurting. Direct feedback is almost always experienced as liberating. Read the whole article >>
FEED THE SCRUM MONKEY
Much of our professional behavior has been taught and learned. What we see from our colleagues is often just the shell around the oyster. This becomes really clear when we get under pressure. When cortisol levels rise, you (yes, you too) will fall back on your ‘basic’ behavior. This fact is of great importance in creating more effective scrum teams. Problems – impediments as we like to call them in Agile – can arise from this psychologic division between what we are expected to do and our actual behavior. Let’s take you on a monkey ride. Read the whole article >>
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