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Leading Enterprise Agile Transformation is Not “Easy Peasy” But This Can Help

Remember at the dinner table when Dad used to say, “We can do this the easy way or the hard way… You’re going to eat those peas. You can either eat them now when they’re hot or you can sit … Continue reading

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All Managers are Not Necessarily Your Agile Leaders

Leadership is the ability to influence or inspire others to achieve shared goals. Dees, et al., 2007 When an organization transitions from traditional project management to using Agile Methodologies, one of the first things I see most of my clients … 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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Forecast Says: Your Forecast is History

You may have a well-articulated, strategic roadmap BUT how, when and what value you deliver against that roadmap can fluctuate. A benefit of iterative delivery and deliberate learning cycles is that product teams can tweak or radically change output based … Continue reading

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Agility is Not a Budget Line Item

The last year has proven to be tumultuous for many companies and especially enterprise IT organizations. Interestingly, the challenges are not too different from what has existed for some time; a combination of delayed projects, failed attempts at introducing change … Continue reading

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Managing the Middle Manager Conundrum

Attending Agile 2012 and meeting many practitioners and soon-to-be practitioners of agile development was an awesome experience. The opportunity to network and talk shop with a wide range of individuals cannot be duplicated. Many of the conversations re-opened an age … Continue reading

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Must-Haves for Agile Contracts

Agile contracts are a hot topic. In our recent thought paper, Sourcing for Agile, we discussed the challenges of sourcing software development services where speed and agility are key, and we discussed different management and agile development methodologies that have been tried … Continue reading

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Is it Good to be SAFe?

A few weeks ago, I attended a Scaled Agile Framework Certification course taught by Dean Leffingwell.  The course reinforced many of the concepts in Dean’s latest book, Agile Software Requirements, and was a good way for me to assess my … Continue reading

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User Experience – Integrating UX Into An Agile Initiative

I frequently get asked about how to best integrate UX / UI teams into Agile initiatives, so that they work in a more iterative, incremental manner. UX folks coming from a more sequential development environment often report that Agile compromises … 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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