Mattias Skarin has a post on Agile for support and operations in 5 min. A bit thin on information, but it has some interesting concepts like kanban boards and visualization of cycle time.
Geoff Watts was in Oslo a while back giving a talk on how British Telecom introduced Scrum to the organisation. Important elements in his talk was how to motivate, and how to let experience gained in some teams propagate to other teams. To summarize in short it was by stating the goal instead of how to do it (deliver something every 90 days), and have experienced coaches come in and lecture but also participate in the new teams that are just started and trying to find their way.
Similar and more specific ideas can be found in the slides Jeff Sutherland did at Google. I would love to hear the talk, but the slides gives a lot of interesting information on how they introduce new teams to Scrum at MySpace. Some of it seems a bit harsh, but I do actually believe some teams needs a painful bootstrap to get into it.
Passing the Nokia test does not mean you are good at agile. 🙂 Don’t stop when you can say yes to the tests, that’s when the action begins. That’s when you passed the basics, and start to learn. You still have a long way to go, so don’t stop improving. 🙂
It might not be news, but it was to me. Seems like Sutherland and Schwaber is working on a new book titled The Scrum Papers (link to draft pdf). Havn’t had a real good lok yet, but should be a good read.