Category Archives: Agile Adoption

Agile 2015 Conference Highlights: Saluting Enterprise Agility

I am just returning from a fantastic week at the 2015 Agile Alliance Agile conference held from August 3-7 just outside Washington D.C. and wanted to share some highlights with those who were unable to attend. This conference attracts international … Continue reading

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The Trouble with NFRs

Introduction The use of Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) as a way of scaling Agile brings the need to identify Non Functional Requirements (NFRs) throughout the value stream. This need to deal with NFRs is also seen in DAD and LeSS, … Continue reading

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10th Annual State of Agile Survey is Open!

It’s hard to imagine that we’re celebrating the 10th year of the State of Agile™ survey! The annual survey has become the largest, longest-running, and most comprehensive survey serving the agile community. Last year nearly 4,000 of your peers shared … Continue reading

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An Agile Team Task by Any Other Name – A To Do

Let me first say, I know the idea of task decomposition is fairly well covered and some might call it a basic practice of any team; however, as a coach helping teams to adopt agile software development, I don’t always … Continue reading

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What Kind of Agile Are You?

              As many as 94% of organizations are practicing some form of agile according to 9th annual State of Agile survey™, yet I have first-hand experience seeing countless organizations that aren’t doing agile right, … Continue reading

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Measuring What Counts: Introducing the Better, Faster, Cheaper, Happier Measurement Framework

At Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) we have been involved in many agile adoptions ranging in size from single teams to entire IT development organizations. The single biggest problem we see is organizations not understanding why they are changing the way … Continue reading

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Do You “Really” Know Your Team? How to “Turbocharge” Interactions

Have you ever stated, “I didn’t know you could do that?” If so, you were not only stating the obvious, but also exposing a flaw in team formation. What would the result have been if you had known this characteristic … Continue reading

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How the Words You Use Affect Your Team

Words have a huge impact on team members affecting their work and ultimately your project, yet we often don’t put much thought into the words we use every day. Check out some of the positive and negative connotations of traditional … Continue reading

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10 Agile Books You Should Read This Summer

It’s all too easy to take it a little bit easier during the summer, so we created a list of agile books to keep you on your toes. Whether you read them at the beach on vacation or the back … Continue reading

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Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Succeed with Agile Planning Framework and Its Four Planning Objectives

              In the first blog post of this series of six, I explained the need for Agile Planning Framework with its four planning levels. In this second blog post, I explain four objectives at … Continue reading

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