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Agile Killed the Project Star

As a reformed project manager (My “900 days since I built an MS Project Schedule” chip around here somewhere), with a PMP and active membership of PMI, what I am about to say is rather controversial. But, it needs to … Continue reading

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People Are Humans Too!

Huh? What kind of title is that? Good question I wanted to take some time to remind those at the top that they aren’t standing on the people on the bottom, they are held up by the people on the … Continue reading

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Twelve Awesome Interactive Facilitation Techniques for Agile Teams

If you work with a team, and possibly, you are the Scrum Master or Lead or Product Owner, or just a Team Member trying to guide a conversation — then these interactive facilitation techniques are for you. But before we … 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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Making Release Retrospectives Strategic and Effective: Part 5

In Part 1 of this multi-part blog series, I presented the case for tying release retrospectives with strategic objectives and strategic metric, and outlined a 5-step process for defining strategic objectives to drive agile transition in an enterprise: Step 1: … Continue reading

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Making Release Retrospectives Strategic and Effective: Part 4

In Part 1 of this multi-part blog series, I presented the case for tying release retrospectives with strategic objectives and strategic metric, and outlined a 5-step process for defining strategic objectives to drive agile transition in an enterprise: Step 1: … Continue reading

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