Category Archives: Agile Software

Filling a Void in Agile Development

Agile development organizations come in a variety of shapes and sizes: Small teams of a few people simply getting their job done in a manner they find most efficient. Departments with multiple project teams planning their work in concert. Large … Continue reading

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Fred’s Foot: A Lesson in Managing Team Conflict – Part 2

The team had been locked in a room for 8 hours with long-time respected teammate, Fred, who now had a horrifying funk emanating from his body that made nose hairs curl. How did I handle the situation? Dutifully and reluctantly, … Continue reading

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The Change to Agile Development – Make it Visible

A common occurrence when driving the change to agile development is that once you start to try to increase the circle of influence of the initiative, you will undoubtedly run the risk of encountering cultural, personal and political resistance to … Continue reading

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SUCCESS = RESULTS – EXPECTATIONS (Part 2 of 2)

In my first post we learned that traditional project management brings with it challenges in achieving software success – for both the software delivery team and the customers. When you ask for all the expectations up front and then don’t … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Reasons You Need to Attend AgilePalooza

The people have spoken: “Open Space: Alan Shalloway helped lead discussion. Loved it!!” “Great discussion and interesting topics.  I will definitely be back.” “Loved having an open dialogue with people from different companies/experiences talking about the most popular topics — … Continue reading

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Savant Leadership or Empowered Agile Team?

There can be many reasons organizations struggle with their agile adoptions, but often it is because they’re clinging to the idea that only a select few people can be trusted to do the real thinking.  Design decisions are left in … Continue reading

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Learning Your Agile Scales – Part 2

In Part 1 of “Learning Your Agile Scales” I why it’s important to learn and practice your scales in agile development. Here we will cover three forms of scales you should make part of your basic language: Test Driven-Development, Object … Continue reading

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Learning Your Agile Scales – Part 1

Recently, we looked at how a jazz combo is a great metaphor for the interactions and exchanges that make up a great small team.  The question then comes to mind, “surely, isn’t there more to it than that?”  The answer … Continue reading

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The Agile Resiliency Factor: Part 2 of 2

In my first post I explained the importance of building a resilient organization through agile development. Now we shift our focus to the price… and the payoff. Here are the rest of my thoughts. There is a price of admission, … Continue reading

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Part 1 of 2: Agile Adoption – No Pain No Gain

I love sports and any chance I get to relate it to what I do for living, I get pretty jazzed!  So, hang with me on this… I hope this either reinforces what you already know about agile development or … Continue reading

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