Category Archives: Agile Management

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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My Life as an External Agile Coach (Part 3 of 3)

Here’s the last article in a three-part series from Susan Evans. As we ring in the New Year, this post describes a day in Susan’s life as a Product and Agile Consultant for VersionOne with various client engagements, travel and … Continue reading

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My Time to Evolve as an Agile Coach (Part 2 of 3)

This article is the second in a series about Susan Evans’ journey from an internal agile coach to an external agile coach. In this part, Susan will cover how she used the agile principle of reflecting on effectiveness and adjusting accordingly … Continue reading

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99 Problems But a Coach Ain’t One (Part 1 of 3)

This article is the first of a three-part series that provides insight into what it’s like to walk a mile in an agile coach’s shoes. Susan’s journey starts as an internal coach and then evolves to her current role as … Continue reading

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This Isn’t a Race!

Have you experienced problems with competition amongst team members/developers within a Sprint. A Sprint is a race, after all. Most people associate this term to mean a short dash, going as fast as you can, competing against a number of … Continue reading

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Secret Sauce of Running a Great Scrum Team

In this guest post by Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum and CEO of Scrum, Inc., you will learn five reasons why 49% of agile projects fail – and how you can avoid it. My book, “Scrum: The Art of Doing … Continue reading

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