Agile: EF | Glossary

Definition:

Agile Evaluation Framework or Agile: EF was introduced by Krebs and Krell in 2008, an approach to assess how well agile teams are doing. Here they advice to keep things simple and is therefor less of an actual framework than a process for assessing teams.

In this approach Krebs and Krell suggest having team members complete a very short questionnaire at the end of every sprint. Each question concerns an agile practice which is answered with a score in range of 1 – 10, where 10 indicates done 100% of the time and 1 indicating never done. The assessment may be reported in a graph where solid bars indicate the team’s result.  The darker, thinner line indicates how widely opinion vary, calculating standard deviation.

Further Reading:
Book: SUCCEEDING WITH AGILE Software Development Using Scrum by Mike Cohn

The Kanban System and Its Requirements | Book Series

Overview:

It is said that a Kanban-System improves a process by changing the information flow in the process and rearranging rules of responsibilities. The purpose of the study was to find out what a Kanban is, what does it make the superior application to conventional western strategies, and what are the weak points of it. Furthermore, the study aims to have a look at the supporting environment to find out if there are requirements for a Kanban-system to be successful. To control and to measure the success of an introduced Kanban system, various methods and tools were examined, compared with conventional methods and tools, and presented. Finally, the study tried to use all collected information for a theoretical approach how to introduce a Kanban system step by step.

Published In:

2013

Author:

Manuel Ringwald