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Top 10 Agile Alliance Blog Posts of 2020

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The Agile Alliance blog is a popular destination for our community of practitioners. It contains the latest and greatest articles in the Agile space. A wide array of topics were popular in 2020.

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16 Tips to Keep Focused on an Agile Journey

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The work of an Agile Coach is very versatile. Agile transformations are as well. Each team has its own fingerprint and organisations are one of a kind. This is what makes our work so interesting. One of the challenges of an Agile coach is to stay objective and keep one eye on the horizon.

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Agile Mardi Gras: A Postcard from Trinidad and Tobago

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‘Let’s Play Mas!’ Carnival celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago are world-famous and attract visitors from almost every country. Carnival lasts for months starting right after Christmas and culminates in two days of massive, vibrant celebration: the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

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Agile2021 Call for Reviewers

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Wondering how Agile Alliance conference gets the most innovative, thought-provoking, and noteworthy sessions? Our reviewers find them among the hundreds of submissions we receive. Now is the time to join the review team — we are looking for you!

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11 Required Monitoring Platform Capabilities for Enterprise DevOps Teams

In this eBook, Isaac Johnson, a Principal Software Engineer and DevOps Architect with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, reveals the key things he looks for when evaluating monitoring platforms for enterprise DevOps teams.

Agile Coach Camp Worldwide – Going Remote!

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Our world became topsy-turvy because of the COVID pandemic. Agile Coach Camp Worldwide (ACC-WW) was no exception. ACC-WW is normally held the weekend prior to the Agile20xx conference.

What’s New For Agile2021

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If you’ve been to an Agile20XX event before, you know it’s an amazing conference where people from all over the world come together to discuss the latest in all things Agile — ranging from technical to management topics and everything in between.

Living Complexity: A catalogue of practices for everyday software and digital products development

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The post Living Complexity: A catalogue of practices for everyday software and digital products development first appeared on Agile Alliance

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Improve Your Agile Retrospectives by Learning From Science!

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How well are Agile retrospectives serving you? We assume you follow the Agile retrospective agenda by starting with setting the stage, then gathering data, followed by generating insights before you decide on actions and close the retrospectives.

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The Importance of Data in Software Development

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The post The Importance of Data in Software Development first appeared on Agile Alliance. Process agile development data software development testing

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Experience with South Africa and U.S. Social Justice Challenges – Ewan O’Leary

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Ewan O'Leary, Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) tells of his experience with social justice challenges in South Africa, and the United States. He also guides us in how agile coaching can be a powerful practice to help teams achieve their level of awesomeness.

Surviving Performance Reviews: A transitional guide for those who are #BecomingAgile

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The post Surviving Performance Reviews: A transitional guide for those who are #BecomingAgile first appeared on Agile Alliance

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How to Navigate a Code Freeze [Key Takeaways]

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‘Tis the season…for code freeze! Although the prevailing Agile wisdom (and much of the research, for example see the 2016 State of DevOps Report) tells us code freezes are bad, they are a reality for many folks in a variety of industries.

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Agile Mardi Gras: A Postcard from Louisiana

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Mardi Gras in the USA is celebrated every winter along the Gulf Coast from Galveston Texas to Pensacola Beach Florida. The first Fat Tuesday Carnivals took place in Mobile Alabama, but when people think of going down the Mardi Gras they are usually thinking of New Orleans!

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. But how do you monitor your new program? Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast

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Celebrating 20+ Years of Agility at the Agile20Reflect Festival

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February 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of a pivotal moment in the history of the Agile movement, specifically the creation of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

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Radical Innovation

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Radical Innovation. Tuning leadership approach to the situation and context – what is holding us back? PLEASE LOG IN To view this content must be a Member of the Agile Alliance. To become a Member, please visit our Membership Options. Username Password Remember Me Forgot Password.

Your Backlog Nullifies Your Strategy

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Your company values are defined by the worst behaviors permitted within your business. I always thought that was a rather negative world view. But it helped me to think of defining business performance in terms of our habituations.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

deliver:Agile — 2020 Reflections

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When the annual deliver:Agile event was canceled earlier this year, I was sad. The program team — Cheryl Hammond, Amr Noaman, Amitai Schleier — and I had put together a lovely program full of interesting keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops.

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Software Development in an Agile Company

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In this interview I had the pleasure of meeting Federico Zuppa, who is an old friend of the Agile community. Federico is from Argentina and has been working at 10Pines, a company very focused on the technical side of Agility, for about a decade.

Agile2021: 20 years of “Responding to Change Over Following a Plan”

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With everything going on in this world right now, I’ve found myself using the phrase “I don’t know” more than ever and I’m guessing that you’re probably feeling the same way.

Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

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The Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics initiative is developing a code of ethical conduct to raise coaching standards in Agile coaching and amplify the value of the profession.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Sociocracy and Healthier Organizations

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The post Sociocracy and Healthier Organizations first appeared on Agile Alliance. Process organizational behavior organizational design sociocracy video

Agile2021 Planning and Submissions Update

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At the end of every Agile Conference, we hold a retrospective (of course!). The conference chair, program, and track chairs, marketing, etc., all take part. One of the recurring items from previous years has been that we should “treat the program like an Agile product”.

Lean Inception

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The post Lean Inception first appeared on Agile Alliance. Process minimum viable product product development video

Don’t Miss our 2020 Geeky Wrap-Up!

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Calling all Agile Alliance members! The end of 2020 is fast approaching and we have some fun in store for you … I invite you to attend a fun special edition of deliver:Agile Live! — our 2020 Geeky Wrap-up on Thursday, December 17th.

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5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Remote Mob Programming AMA

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of mob programming: everyone seated around a single screen, all oriented toward the same goal, problem solving together. The practice supports good quality, increases knowledge transfer, and builds a sense of team.

Noticing Inequity and Exploring the Problem in Open Space

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A recap of our July 10th event In order to explore Growing Racial Equity in the Agile Community for Black Lives, it felt natural to use a design thinking approach. When faced with a compelling problem, it’s instinctive to want to offer a solution as quickly as we can.

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The Value of Caring Tasks in Our Environment

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The post The Value of Caring Tasks in Our Environment first appeared on Agile Alliance. Process agile development kaizen tdd technical debt video

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Remembering Tamsen Mitchell

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The Agile Alliance community was deeply saddened to learn that Tamsen Mitchell passed away on October 28, 2020. A gifted coach and visual facilitator, Tamsen was a cherished friend and mentor to many in the Agile community.

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.