Category Archives: Agile Teams

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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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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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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The Trojan Retrospective – From Crickets to Conversations

This blog is part of a series on “Agile Trojan Horses – Covert Appetizers for Agile Discovery.” This series is intended to help spark conversations that restore focus on agile fundamentals, whet the appetite to discover more about agile, and … Continue reading

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Psssst! I Can Get You Fixed Cost AND Fixed Dates!!

I have an offer you can’t refuse… You don’t have to be afraid, just because I am Sicilian. I am talking about Product Development here, not “garbage collection”. I know it frustrates you that all this Agile stuff talks about … 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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Agile is NOT For You

Guest post from Daniel Gullo, Apple Brook Consulting You are talking with two consultants about how to transform your organization into an Agile development company so that you can go faster and keep ahead of your competitors. You explain to … Continue reading

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