Category Archives: Agile Management

How We Can Inspire a Million Children to Become Engineers

We can all agree that inspiring children to become engineers and scientists is of utter importance. However making a difference on a local level seems intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be so difficult. Learn how you can help us … Continue reading

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Product Backlog is DEEP; INVEST Wisely and DIVE Carefully

A product backlog stores, organizes and manages all work items that you plan to work on in the future. While providing agile training, consulting and coaching engagements at VersionOne, our clients often ask how to logically structure, organize and manage … Continue reading

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Blink: Teams

              In his book, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell tells the story of marriage counselors who can tell whether a couple will stay married or get divorced after watching a very short video of the couple talking. … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail

          It’s no secret agile projects can fail, but do you know the reasons they fail and how to avoid them? I could tell you why I think they fail. Instead, let me share what nearly … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Measuring Agile Success

Choosing the right agile metric to measure agile success is really simple, right? I wish that were the case, but in reality choosing the correct agile metric can be a little tricky. So, how do you get the most out … Continue reading

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Walk Before You Run: Understanding CI in CD

With the buzz around Continuous Delivery (CD) these days it might seem like an antiquated notion to even speak of, let alone write about Continuous Integration (CI). However, in the many conversations we’ve had with organizations looking to implement CD … Continue reading

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How to Reduce Agile Risk with Monte Carlo Simulation

              I love to gamble, but I prefer to gamble with dice, not software delivery. Precisely predicting what can be completed in a release, and accurately accounting for risk, is one of the most … Continue reading

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Is DevOps a People Problem AND a Technical Problem?

Over the past few years, I’ve become more familiar with the works of Jerry Weinberg.  One of his best is a book called Secrets of Consulting, which I highly recommend to all those who give advice for a living.  Among … Continue reading

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Self-Organizing Teams… Really?

“Why aren’t self-organizing teams allowed to self-organize?” This question came up in a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) class I was in last week… To clarify, what he went on to say with more specificity was, “Why don’t we let our … Continue reading

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The ‘Agile Playbook’

Football players spend a lot of time studying their Playbooks. And Coaches spend a lot of time creating and updating them. These guys are serious. The stakes are high in the NFL; millions of people are watching. Their stated goal … Continue reading

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