akshay L

akshay L

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Lean vs Agile vs Waterfall | What is Lean | Difference between Waterfall and Agile

In this video you will learn the difference between waterfall and agile model, what is lean, lean vs agile vs waterfall differences in detail.

Why DevOps is important?

DevOps implementation is going through the roof with most of the largest software organizations around the world invested heavily in its implementation. The core values of devops is effectively based on the Agile Manifesto but with one slight change which moves the focus from creating a working software to one that is more interested in the end-to-end software service mechanism and delivery.

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Lean vs Agile vs Waterfall | What is Lean | Difference between Waterfall and Agile
akshay L

akshay L

1572701335

Lean vs Agile vs Waterfall | What is Lean | Difference between Waterfall and Agile

In this video you will learn the difference between waterfall and agile model, what is lean, lean vs agile vs waterfall differences in detail.

Why DevOps is important?

DevOps implementation is going through the roof with most of the largest software organizations around the world invested heavily in its implementation. The core values of devops is effectively based on the Agile Manifesto but with one slight change which moves the focus from creating a working software to one that is more interested in the end-to-end software service mechanism and delivery.

#agile vs waterfall vs lean #Learn Lean #What is Lean #Waterfall vs Agile #Difference Between Waterfall and Agile

Madyson  Reilly

Madyson Reilly

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Kick-Off Your Agile Team With A Working Agreement Workshop

The canvas, created by Avi Schneier and the Scrum Inc team [1], encourages the team to ask questions that go to the heart of team dynamics, from the norms and guidelines they agree to abide by, to the skills they bring to the table and the skills they want to learn from each other, to how they celebrate success and learn from failure. In this article, I will discuss how I adapted Avi’s original canvas to the needs of the teams I was coaching, elaborate on the different elements of a working agreement, and share with you a step-by-step guide to facilitating collaborative working agreement development workshops.

The 8 Canvas Blocks In a Glance:

Team Name and Motto:

Having a team name that all team members can identify with is one aspect of establishing the team’s unique identity. A Team name should be created (and agreed on) by the team on their own. There are many anecdotal accounts[2] about how coming together under a common team name helps the team run much more smoothly and efficiently (Plus, it’s fun to come up with a great team name together!) In a recent working agreement canvas workshop I facilitated, and since there were so many Harry Potter fans in the group, they chose to be called _Team Slytherin. _You should’ve heard the laughs as they attempted to come up with that name!

The Motto is the team’s catch-phrase. Some teams opt for something that captures in a few words what they consider the essence of good teamwork, while others prefer something more tongue-in-cheek. I love to observe the dynamic of a team and how they learn more about each other’s personalities as they try to come up with a motto.

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Maud  Rosenbaum

Maud Rosenbaum

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Identifying Non-Functional Requirements (NFR) As Part of Your Agile Project Inception

NFRs:

In addition to the customer value-adding Epics and User stories you typically brainstorm in story writing workshops, the team needs to consider & plan for how to meet critical non-functional requirements that are also essential to the success of the product. These include things like performance, security, reliability, etc. To truly differentiate your product from the competition, think about NFRs not merely as compliance must-haves, but as distinguishing factors and essential contributors to the value proposition of the product. A big part of why our product is superior to the competition could be because it is more secure, more reliable, faster, etc.

NFRs include things like performance, flexibility, usability, maintainability, audit, logging, data migration, availability, reliability, recoverability, traffic/user volume, security, globalization/localization, etc.

In practice, we need to look at each of these non-functional requirements and answer 3 broad questions:

  • What is our _Definition of Success _for this NFR? Exploring this question is critical in order to determine how much time and effort we need to dedicate to this NFR.

Let us take usability as an example: here is an excerpt of the Definition of Success for the Usability NFR from a team I coached recently:

  1. the system should be accessible remotely via a virtual desktop
  2. users should be able to customize the user interface
  3. users should be able to use keyboard shortcuts to access frequently used features
  4. response time for the system should be <n seconds
  5. user should be able to have multiple instances of the system open at the same time
  6. the system should have a usability score on the System Usability Scale (SUS) of 68 or higher.

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Maud  Rosenbaum

Maud Rosenbaum

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How To Develop Situational Awareness As a New Agile Coach or Scrum Master

Picture this: You’re a Scrum Master or Agile Coach who was brought in to assist a team embarking on a large and complex project. You’re new to the organization, perhaps even to the line of business they’re in. You feel like you need to get up to speed quickly so that you can start contributing effectively, and your years of experience have taught you that every organization and every team is unique. You understand that for you to truly create value, you need to capture the unique context of the team and organization you’re now supporting – that is, you need to develop _situational awareness. _You need to understand what it means to be where you are, the people with whom you are working, and the history, people dynamics, complexity, and many other nuances of the team and organization.

And to be clear, here I’m not talking about project Inception/Inception Sprint/Sprint 0/Project Kick-off, etc. All of that comes later. Rather, the focus of this article is YOU – ensuring that YOU have a systematic way of acquiring, analyzing, and compartmentalizing the information you need in order to understand your surroundings well enough so that you can start contributing effectively to your new team and organization.

This effort to develop a broad understanding of your new environment could also help you (and your team) design a fit-for-purpose project initiation (inception/kick-off) process that leverages what has already been done in the past to develop a shared understanding of what needs to be done in the future and identify areas where the team needs to pay special attention. Have there been customer interviews conducted in the past as part of an effort to envision what an enhanced version of the existing product would look like? Were there any agile success stories from other projects in the organization that could be used as part of your ‘hearts and minds’ campaign to help foster an agile culture and mindset? Have there been any efforts to map the end-to-end flow of work as things stand now? Etc. Content that has already been developed - perhaps for different purposes, be it maps, artifacts, retrospective summaries, etc. could streamline many activities during project kickoff and throughout the project.

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Fredy  Larson

Fredy Larson

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Why Builders Opt For Agile: Experience Gained at Slash

Imagine you are a builder and you’re tasked to build one house and one city. How would you approach each building challenge?

The house seems straightforward enough. To achieve your goal, you choose an architect, create a detailed blueprint of the house with all the measurements and materials, select the contractors, start to build. When the work is completed, your house is ready to move in.

Now consider the challenge of building a city. Technically you could follow the same process as building a single house. In practice, it’s unlikely you would have an all-encompassing master plan of the city covering all the requirements. You may also not be able to freeze the requirements; each new citizen may have their own wants and needs, a new mayor may come along with its own political agenda, etc.

To solve those different building parameters, let’s consider 2 methodologies: Waterfall and Agile.

Agile has conquered the tech world today and makes the life of builders easier, with its new concepts, philosophy, team rituals and built-in flexibility.

In the article below we’ll talk about the shift from Waterfall and a monolithic approach to software, to an agile world of microservices, as well as our reflections at Slash about the challenges of operating Agile.

The history of Agile

It is difficult to imagine, but the first commercial software has been developing since the early 70s. In 1970, the American computer scientist Winston Royce compiled a paper entitled “Managing the Development of Large Software Systems”. In his work, Royce argued that software development should not follow other industrial processes, such as the automotive assembly line, consisting of many steps, where each previous step has to be completed before going to the next one.

Instead, Royce proposed a phased approach, where all the project requirements are gathered up front. Only after this initial step, the remaining processes are meant to be done.

The paper led to the adoption of the waterfall method for software development, but the irony is that it was one big misunderstanding. Royce was arguing for an agile process where requirements were gathered before each step of development & testing; and each step was “small enough”.

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