When 15 teams in a large organization develop a product together, the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is right around the corner. The Program Increment Planning, or more commonly PI Planning, is carried out four to five times a year. Scaled Agile underlines the importance of PI Planning in SAFe®.
In order to avoid misunderstandings, I’d like to explain what happens in Scrum meetings, why they are important for the project, and what the customer gets out of them.
Is SAFe® suitable for the mythical German ‘family’ companies, or Mittelstand, that make up the core of the German economy?
We have all dealt with conflicts and their solutions in person – but what about conflicts that arise online? Can we solve these conflicts with our existing behavioral patterns or do we need new strategies?
Before employer and employee begin the task of developing new software, it is important that both parties have a clear understanding of the end goal. A “requirements workshop” provides the opportunity to define the project’s goals, as well as the individual steps necessary for their completion.
Agile methodologies encourage teamwork, accountability, and open communication. They motivate business stakeholders and developers to work together to align the product with customer requirements and company expectations. But what really is Agile, and how does Scrum fit into the picture?
Karate is a new test framework based on the well-known Cucumber library. It allows you to quickly write meaningful tests for web services using a domain-based language (DSL). Here is an example to help you get started with Karate.
The third major sphere of responsibilities assigned to our Agile Coaches at the company level, is corporate development. This includes many activities which aim to enable //SEIBERT/MEDIA to continue to grow, to continue developing and, above all, to react to changing conditions.
One large task that the Agile Coaches work on at a company level includes recruiting and external (corporate) marketing. We are convinced that our //SEIBERT/MEDIA employees are our most valuable resource, and therefore the recruitment of new staff is particularly important.
We want to use our capabilities and strengths to achieve the greatest positive impact on our company and add value to our teams. Our work has moved more and more from the team level to the corporate level. As Agile Coaches, company training and further education is important. But first, here is some food for thought at a more abstract level.