#Agile Posts

The Toptal Projects Blog is a focal point for learning about the current best practices, tricks of the trade, and state of knowledge in Project Management and Agile leadership.
These publications are brought to you by the professional project managers and agile professionals in the Toptal network.
Darren Hagman
The Project Management Blueprint Part 2: A Comprehensive Comparison of Waterfall, DAD, SAFe, LeSS, and [email protected]

Agile has become the mainstream approach to software delivery recently due to the popularity of Scrum and Kanban. However, many problems arise when project managers try to scale traditional agile frameworks to larger groups of people. A lot of companies revert to waterfall framework while others use hybrid methodologies like DAD, SAFe, LeSS, or [email protected]

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Vytas Butkus
What Does an Agile Coach Do and How Can You Become One?

The role of Agile coach has been gaining popularity in recent years. In this article, we will talk about the different types of Agile coaches and their responsibilities. We will discuss how to effectively work with them as a project manager and give suggestions to PMs who want to become Agile coaches themselves.

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Goran Prijic
Agile, Scrum, and Kanban: What the Heck Do These Words Really Mean?

When a software developer hears news about a “new JavaScript framework” or a “new IDE,” he doesn’t need to ask more questions to clarify what it’s about. But if he hears about a “new agile framework,” he will likely do the Homer-Simpsonian nodding, pretending that he knows what it’s about, but he will have one, and only one, question: “What the heck does ‘agile framework’ mean?”

In the modern software development environment, we increasingly hear words like “agile,” “scrum,” and “kanban,” and they are often used improperly. In this article, I’ll try to explain and to clarify some of these terms.

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Paul Barnes
The Ultimate Introduction To Agile Project Management

Simply calling something Agile isn’t particularly helpful. The word, even in a software context, means different things to different people or organizations. There are many facets, definitions, implementations, and interpretations.

In this article, Toptal Head of Projects Paul Barnes teaches about behaviors, frameworks, techniques, and concepts supporting agile project management in software development.

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