Category Archives: Agile Training

The Agile Coach on Mentoring

I’ve had several mentors over the years. In some cases, these folks probably didn’t even know they were mentoring me. As my career has progressed into Agile coaching and training, I’ve found myself, sometimes unwittingly and sometimes deliberately, acting as … Continue reading

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Practicing

There is an old joke, very popular in performing circles.  A tourist shows up in New York City for the first time.  He wants to see all the sites.  The next one on his list is Carnegie Hall, and as … Continue reading

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Why Matters

Whenever someone asks a question, they are likely seeking further understanding about whatever is placed before them.  Ultimately, they are seeking to determine why it should be important to them, whether they say it out loud or not.  “Why” is behind … Continue reading

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PMI-ACP Exam for Agile Project Management

PMI… Those three letters strike fear into most project teams. I do not fault you for imagining an environment that’s heavy on process, rigid and poorly prepared to adapt to the changes common in software development projects. Times are changing, and … Continue reading

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Open Space Connects Like-Minded Agile Development Professionals at AgilePalooza Portland

People interested in agile development gathered from all across the Northwest (Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro, King City) to attend AgilePalooza Portland last month. The attendees were eager to get started. An exceptional collection of agile development experts were poised to share … 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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Agiles 2011 Buenos Aires Agile Methodologies Conference – Agile Interest Growing

I write this on my return journey home from Buenos Aires, Argentina and speaking at the  Agiles 2011. This is the fourth annual Agiles Conference. The organizers should be commended. The conference has improved each year according to attendees, including … Continue reading

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Agile Transformation? Really?

“Agile Transformation”: now there’s a search phrase that can keep you busy on Google for quite a while. But what do we really mean by “transformation”? A quick peek in the dictionary tells us that a transformation involves a change … Continue reading

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Using Agile To Scale Agile – Part 5

In this post, Part 5 of Using Agile to Scale Agile, we’ll discuss agile assessment, education and coaching for our pilot project pilot team and the wider organization as part of our overall agile adoption efforts. Before addressing the stories … Continue reading

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Coaching Is Key To Winning The Race

I remember the first time I drove a car on a race track.  I was hooked, and to this day I am a motorsports fan and occasionally enjoy getting to autocross or driving on race tracks. The basic knowledge of … Continue reading

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