Category Archives: Agile Project Management

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: Succeed with Agile Planning Framework and its Four Planning Levels

Many people know that agile planning is different from big up-front detailed planning done in traditional or waterfall projects.  However, there are many misconceptions or only partial understandings of agile planning. In this first blog post in a series of … Continue reading

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10 Agile Quotes From The World’s Most Brilliant Minds

Truly embracing agile can be a very hard task; agile practices are mostly learned and experienced, not something that you can easily glean from a book or article. But if you’re in search for valuable agile quotes to inspire you … Continue reading

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Why Agile Won’t Make You More Productive

According to the 9th annual State of Agile™ survey, more organizations are adopting agile in order to improve productivity: “Consistent with last year, most respondents adopted agile practices to accelerate product delivery (59%) or enhance their ability to manage changing … Continue reading

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What DONE Looks Like in DevOps

Have you ever wondered about the meaning of DONE in DevOps? If you’re including DevOps in the definition of DONE, what are the agile changes that need to occur? Tweet This. Fortunately, after working with many organizations exploring these questions, … Continue reading

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Empathy Driven Development: Rescuing Value from the Bermuda Triangle

Embarrassing Discovery True story from when I was an agile coach for a multi-billion dollar, Fortune 15 giant… It was a large agile program and we had new team members joining the program in waves. Not everyone was familiar with … Continue reading

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10 Benefits of Agile You Definitely Don’t Want to Miss Out On

Are you sure you’re receiving the most benefits of agile possible? Do you know the top ten benefits of agile? Read this article to learn what nearly 4,000 of your agile peers said were the benefits of agile that their … Continue reading

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The Critical Aspect of DevOps You’re Overlooking

DevOps tends to be viewed through a technical lens, but the people aspect is what will dictate your success or failure. So, how are the people challenges of DevOps more important than the technical challenges? Recently I was reading Puppet … 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 for agile failure 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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