Month: March 2015

Feature Teams


The Development Team (a.k.a. the team) By the Scrum guide: Self-organising: the team determines itself how to organise and execute their work Cross-functional: the team possesses all the necessary skills and competences to produce a potentially shippable product increment Feature team The term feature team has been coined by Craig Larman and Bas Vodde (2010). Source: A feature team is a long-lived, cross-functional, cross-component team that completes many end-to-end customer features—one by one A feature […]

Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Mind map Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Large Scale Scrum Scaling Scrum addresses the questions/challenges which arise when applying Scrum (Agile) in a large context: an organisation or project with multiple teams, possible multiple products. The scale can vary from a few teams to dozens of teams (e.g. a few hundred or even thousands of people). As such a framework for ‘Large scale’ Scrum should be able to scale indefinitely. The challenges/issues involved are: cross-team coordination, organisational design, impediments resolution, backlog refinement […]

The Case Against Agile: Ten Perennial Management Objections; More On Why Managers Hate Agile (


The Case Against Agile: Ten Perennial Management Objections Artikel over de discussie waarom agile development niet effectief, niet van toepassing zou zijn voor bepaalde organisaties, situaties. Het weerlegt een aantal van de typische argumenten contra. More On Why Managers Hate Agile Artikel over de conflicten tussen agile en de traditionele management aanpak. Een mooie verwijzing naar een copernicaanse revolutie: agile vereist een ‘paradigm shift’ in management denken en doen. Artikels geschreven door Steve Denning (auteur van boek: […]