The last Scrum Guide was published in 2017. In 2020, what does the Scrum Guide now reinforce as “best practice” for its framework? Scrum in non-software environments – including medicine, HR, and finance, as well as in service delivery – is now its focus.
Every executive knows that access to credible, reliable and independent data is the key to making sound decisions. Yet, while many organisations turn to intuition, gut instinct, self-reporting, and vanity metrics when it comes to agile capability maturity, now there’s a way to have an objective picture.
Why do traditional, waterfall style projects fail? Some claim its a requirements problem and point to the need for more planning, user research, and design. The truth is we’re not looking at the problem the right way and complex environments require a different way to collecting information and delivering using that knowledge.
How do you make Design Thinking, Lean UX, and Agile work together. Sprint 0? Design Sprints? Upfront design and planning tends to delay the delivery of value, so there must be a better way to use Scrum but also engage in discovery work at the same time without devolving into parallel design work. Integrating design, user research, and experimentation into Sprints is the key.
Agile IQ® is an effective way to measure agile culture. Overall, it’s an effective leading indicator of the changes to mindset, behaviour and culture that’s needed to ensure that your investment in your agile enterprise is on track to deliver the results you need.
Design Thinking is an excellent tool for considering where to invest in user research activities, but in the context of complex product development, it might not be enough.
Align the work of your whole enterprise to realising value with Evidence Based Management.
Matthew Hodgson, CEO of Zen Ex Machina, presented at Gartner Symposium ITXpo on his 5 insights into getting twice as much in half the time in a way that addresses leadership, cultural change and operating models.
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