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Scrum vs Kanban: a typical Scrum board
  Dev Zone

Scrum Vs Kanban: Which Is Best for Your Team?

At the OutSystems R&D department, we’ve been using Scrum for quite some time now. But lately, I’ve been hearing quite a lot about Kanban. I’ve even heard of a team that’s considering moving from Scrum to Kanban to be more efficient! With such claims I was obviously curious to find out more about this methodology, and how it relates to Scrum. When it’s Scrum vs Kanban, which comes out on top?

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An official OutSystems "Ball Point Game" Tennis Ball
  Perspectives

4 Critical Agile Takeaways from Playing the Ball Point Game

We have recently started playing the “Ball Point Game” in some of our informal Agile learning sessions. This is a game played by some scrum trainers. The basic objective of the game is to get as many balls through the team as possible within two minutes. Each ball must be touched at least once by every team member and must end with the same person with whom it began. After two minutes the team is allowed an additional minute to discuss the process and how it could be improved. It is recommended that the game be played a total of five times or sprints. You can learn more about the game in this Scrumology post. (more…)

A literal five step agile roadmap
  Dev Zone

Five Step Agile Roadmap – Put Your Team at Ease

A recent LinkedIn question asked for advice on how to get a company started down a path to Agile and SCRUM. I thought it might be useful to share some advice and see if the OutSystems community had any ideas to add.

At OutSystems, our five step Agile roadmap is strictly a guideline because companies have different methods, cultures, and management approaches. When introducing Agile, here are the steps we generally go through. Concepts and activities that are emphasized will vary based on understanding of the customer culture, organizational structure (formal and informal), as well as their prior knowledge of Agile methodologies. (more…)