There’s a new role that is starting to take shape in the realm of software development, and that’s the role of Delivery Lead but what exactly is this role?

In my last article we explored the Software Delivery Lead role and how it relates to Project Management, Agile, and Scaling. Here, we’ll dive a little deeper in an attempt to better define this emerging role.

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A Delivery Lead’s role is to enable the successful delivery of a portfolio of initiatives or features for a particular team or product area. They’re an enabler; they think strategically, and they provide leadership.

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There’s a new role that is starting to take shape in the realm of software development, and that’s the role of Delivery Lead but what exactly is this role and why, suddenly, is there a need to define this new space in the fast-paced world of software?

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Let’s take a closer look at this role and see if we can bring some clarity to why this role has started to emerge in the industry. In this article I’d like to set the stage and address the question of “why?”. …


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What’s a Technical Scrum Master and how do you excel in this role? Well, a lot depends on specific circumstances; there’s a myriad of Scrum practices out there that make being a Scrum Master at any one company, or even team, different. Embracing change is integral to being a great Scrum Master. A Scrum Master is someone who molds themselves to fit rapidly changing landscapes; one who rises to challenges and accepts that there is always a better way; one who chooses the most appropriate path for any given circumstance.

New projects, new team members, lost team members, interpersonal conflict…


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The Art of Business Value, p252

In The Art of Business Value, Mark Schwartz challenges the age-old belief that the customer is always right. By focusing only on what users consider to be valuable, Agile teams could be rehashing old ways of doing things rather than working towards the transformation that the business truly values.

We get into patterns in Agile and can do strange robotic things. We know splitting stories into smaller and smaller chunks reduces risk, so we meet to groom and split, and split, and then meet again a few days later again to split some more, all in an attempt to try…

Ian Schuyt

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