Posts in 2017
  • Why Use Current Software Components?

    2017-12-22 in 2017

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    Often, teams discuss if their digital product should upgrade to the current version of open-source or commercial used components. The same discussion arises for development tools and programming language versions. I have a strong opinion about …

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  • Clean Your Desk and Define New Year Improvements

    2017-12-06 in 2017

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    It is Christmastime. Clean your desk and the content of your workstation. Upgrade your tools and your development environment to the actual version. It is time to add automated build pipelines, TDD, ATDD, and Docker to your toolbox. Embrace agile …

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  • Impediment List is of Tremendous Importance

    2017-11-23 in 2017

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    An impediment is any aspect hindering the team or a company to deliver value and higher quality to the customers. An agile organization continuously removes impediments. It is one of her major activities. This activity is ongoing and can never be …

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  • Agile Approaches and Fix Price Contracts

    2017-10-02 in 2017

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    The difficulty with contracts is that it is about trust. Here lays the roots for success or disaster. If no trust exists, the henceforth dreaded process is established. After tough negotiations, the development team starts but does not collaborate …

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  • Your Management Job in an Agile Environment

    2017-09-02 in 2017

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    You develop your software products using agile approaches. You are doing Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Lean Software Development, or LeSS. Your collaborators start asking questions about their organization, management roles, and critique the internal …

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  • Scrum Masters are not Administrators

    2017-08-06 in 2017

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    Readers know I am an early adopter of agile and Scrum approaches. I experienced how much more effective and fun it is to work in an agile team developing digital products. Lately I was asked if I was interested in working as a Scrum master [1, 2, …

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  • What does a Scrum Master?

    2017-07-03 in 2017

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    What does a Scrum master the whole day? Are you just a fancy administrator or are you actively removing impediments? Do you coach your teams toward mastery? Too often, Scrum masters become Scrum administrators. They schedule meetings, moderate …

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  • So Called Agile and Scrum Failures

    2017-06-08 in 2017

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    Agile will never guarantee product success. All projects, especially application development, entail risk. If a product was risk-free, it is unlikely to provide significant benefits or competitive advantages. There are a number of ways in which …

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  • Git Local Repositories for the Impatient

    2017-05-17 in 2017

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    You shall put your source code and text documentation under a version management system. The actual industrial standard for version control systems is git, a distributed version control system - DVCS -. It tracks changes in any set of computer …

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  • What is Our Specialty as Agile Coaches at tangly?

    2017-05-01 in 2017

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    You have more agile coaches on the market than sand-corns on a regular beach. They all promise the holly grail of agile product development, highly productive teams and perfect applications for internal and external customers. Why should any sane …

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