Devops is the new buzzword in human resources of tech companies. Jobs are popping up all over the place with the title “Devops engineer”. It shows that organizations are now interested in the subject of company end-to-end agility, and that is a good thing. The problem is that Devops is not a job. Funny thing, … Continue reading What is a Devops engineer ?
Any activity done in group may create conflicts between individuals.Scrum, by proposing self-organized teams synchronized by ceremonies and pair-reviews, may bring to the surface conflicts within the team and outside the team. A common thinking is that it relies on the Scrum master to solve these conflicts. In this article we will review where the … Continue reading Scrum hoax #2: the Scrum master handles all conflicts
A return of experience from Vivatech, the biggest startup conference in Europe We had the chance to be invited by the Institut Mines-Telecom to participate to the 3rd Vivatech conference in Paris. We attended mostly to meet with various companies and discuss about Stenusys Scrumboard but we also took time to attend few conferences and … Continue reading Retrospective of Vivatech 2018
Better transparency is one of the key value proposition of Scrum and one of its pillar. Several parts of the framework are designed to help it and make sure to keep stakeholders aware of the progress. More often than not, this does not work as expected and Scrum is blamed for that. It is a … Continue reading Scrum hoax #1: The black box syndrome
What Spotify, Criteo, Uber, Airbnb and Netflix have in common? Of course, they are young tech companies extremely successful in their fields. But beyond that, they have invested a lot in software engineering. Just like other great tech companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon. And they are very vocal about it: Google Developers, Spotify Labs, … Continue reading Why software engineering matters
In agile transformation projects, the position and scope of the Product Owner role is often source of confusion. Most agilists get that it is about translating user wishes into stories. Functionally it seems OK (thus it is not always easy to do). But a software product is more than a bunch of features. If you … Continue reading Should a Scrum Product Owner have technical skills?