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Three Leadership “Musts” for DevOps

                  A middle-of-the-night phone call is never a good thing – especially when the director of technology operations is on the other end. It was 2:00 a.m. in the summer of 2003 … Continue reading

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How to Collaborate in DevOps Software Development

              DevOps Software Development is new to many organizations and figuring out how to best collaborate can be challenging. One of the recurring roadblocks experienced by the organizations we serve revolves around collaboration. What … Continue reading

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DevOps Culture and the Informed Workspace

              While the DevOps culture has been heavy focused on what tools to use, little thought has been giving to what type of workspaces is needed. Ever since the early days of agile, the … Continue reading

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6 Awesome Resources to Help You Be a Better Executive Sponsor

                74% of projects are successful at companies where sponsors have expert or advanced project management knowledge, yet the 62% of companies do not provide executive sponsor education. Make sure your next project … Continue reading

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5 Best Practices of Successful Executive Sponsors

                  It is well know that executive sponsors can help a project to be successful, but not all projects with an executive sponsor succeed. Why don’t they? It is because there isn’t … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Mastering Responsibility

Far too many good, motivated, hard-working people get stuck in jobs they don’t want, projects gone bad, work problems and careers they don’t enjoy. It happens to individual contributors and it happens to leaders. We recently spoke with Christopher Avery, … Continue reading

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What Kind of Agile Are You?

              As many as 94% of organizations are practicing some form of agile according to 9th annual State of Agile survey™, yet I have first-hand experience seeing countless organizations that aren’t doing agile right, … Continue reading

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Measuring What Counts: Introducing the Better, Faster, Cheaper, Happier Measurement Framework

At Ivar Jacobson International (IJI) we have been involved in many agile adoptions ranging in size from single teams to entire IT development organizations. The single biggest problem we see is organizations not understanding why they are changing the way … Continue reading

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ScrumMaster: Servant Leader or Secretary?

In Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses, many Scrum myths are busted. One such myth is that the ScrumMaster is somehow an administrative assistant to a development team, to a product owner or to an organization. The Scrum Guide notes that the … Continue reading

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How the Words You Use Affect Your Team

Words have a huge impact on team members affecting their work and ultimately your project, yet we often don’t put much thought into the words we use every day. Check out some of the positive and negative connotations of traditional … Continue reading

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