Category Archives: Agile Project Management

All Managers are Not Necessarily Your Agile Leaders

Leadership is the ability to influence or inspire others to achieve shared goals. Dees, et al., 2007 When an organization transitions from traditional project management to using Agile Methodologies, one of the first things I see most of my clients … Continue reading

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Apple’s Brand of Agile

Apple’s launch event came and went without much surprise. As everyone expected, they’re now selling two editions of the iPhone. I’m a user of Apple products but I wouldn’t call myself a fanboy. I’m writing this post on a Dell … Continue reading

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AgileSherpa: Your Hub for News, Coach and Resources

In the first part of this blog series, we learned about the Intro to Agile, Training and Events section of AgileSherpa. If you’ve missed the first part, AgileSherpa is the premiere destination for starting your Agile journey, or just collecting … Continue reading

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The Agile Coach on Patience

If you’ve found yourself in an airport recently, your patience has probably been put to the test. Satellite parking, riding the shuttle bus, checking bags, TSA security, flight delays, gate changes. Once you manage to get on the plane, it … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining the Agile Manifesto

Another Agile conference has come and gone, and as usual, there was plenty to learn in Nashville this year (besides packing walking shoes for the Gaylord). The biggest piece I took away from last week might be how we view … Continue reading

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Reject the Tyranny of Metrics

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one team to dissolve the bondage to metrics and stretch goals, and to begin to develop software at a sustainable pace, a decent respect to the opinions of their coworkers  … Continue reading

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If Your Title Rhymes with “leaf”, “erector”, or “resident” – You Should Learn About Agile and Lean

If you are reading this blog, then you are either part of an Agile transformation or you are someone considering an agile transformation. If you are someone that works in a management or simply a position of authority at your … Continue reading

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Agile Project Management is Not Just About Iterative Delivery and Stand-ups…

One of the precepts of Agile Project Management is the concept of delivery through disciplined, self-organized, cross-functional teams. Somehow, “self-organized” has changed to “self-managed” in some organizations. I have often used the following analogy: If I decided to purchase and … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences of Good Intentions

Have you ever sat back and wandered about unintended consequences of good intentions. There are a lot of real life examples, but two I’ve reflected on lately are: In the late 90′s we saw a push to increase home ownership, … Continue reading

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Words Mean Things – Velocity

Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure. – Edward Thorndike As everyone knows, many challenges we have in software development are around semantics. People seem to really get wrapped around the axel when in a meeting team … Continue reading

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