Author Archives: Lee Cunningham

What’s So Special About Agile?

Admit it.  You enjoy telling people that you’re an Agile “practitioner”, “coach”, or “evangelist”. It’s OK – I do too. I also enjoy reading a well-researched article in, say, the Harvard Business Review or the Wall Street Journal that validates … Continue reading

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Why Your Organization Struggles with Agile

It’s the basics that are killing your organization’s Agile effectiveness. You used to practice them, but then got sloppy. Or you never really learned to practice them that well before the need to scale was pressed upon you, and now … Continue reading

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Savant Leadership or Empowered Agile Team?

There can be many reasons organizations struggle with their agile adoptions, but often it is because they’re clinging to the idea that only a select few people can be trusted to do the real thinking.  Design decisions are left in … Continue reading

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T-shaped Agile

Quite frequently, I hear folks in the agile development community splitting hairs over their favorite approaches to delivering products and services. There are those who will argue over whether or not one should be allowed to mention “Scrum” and “Lean” … Continue reading

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Agile Transformation? Really?

“Agile Transformation”: now there’s a search phrase that can keep you busy on Google for quite a while. But what do we really mean by “transformation”? A quick peek in the dictionary tells us that a transformation involves a change … Continue reading

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Continuous Integration and Testing: Mere Child’s Play

My youngest son loves to play the game “Mouse Trap”, and last Christmas vacation, I had the opportunity to play many rounds of it with him. The object of the game is to build the mouse trap contraption piece by … Continue reading

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Self-Direct, Live Long, and Prosper

I enjoy discussions of the technical theory and mechanics of agile development as much as the next person, but it is the human aspect of what we do that truly intrigues me.  I found out about the Whitehall Studies a … Continue reading

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