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From Agile Pathologies to Agile Health

In my agile-lean coaching, training, and consulting engagements, I often come across software development teams and projects that claim to follow an agile development methodology, usually Scrum.  When I dig deeper, I often find that many of those team are … 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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Words Mean Things – Efficient and Effective

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things! – Peter Drucker As we continue to explore words and their impact on conversations and behaviors, I would be remiss if I didn’t bring up a common set of … Continue reading

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The Agile Coach on Patience

If you’ve found yourself in an airport recently, your patience has probably been put to the test. Satellite parking, riding the shuttle bus, checking bags, TSA security, flight delays, gate changes. Once you manage to get on the plane, it … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining the Agile Manifesto

Another Agile conference has come and gone, and as usual, there was plenty to learn in Nashville this year (besides packing walking shoes for the Gaylord). The biggest piece I took away from last week might be how we view … 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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Why I Don’t Like the User Story Templates

Ok, so you’ve all heard about The Story Template.  In Mike Cohn’s excellent book User Stories Applied he identifies a format that will help teams learn how to better create stories. I want to point out at the beginning that I really … Continue reading

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Making Release Retrospectives Strategic and Effective: Part 1

The Agile Scrum Framework is based on empirical process control and requires transparency of the process and work product, and ability to inspect so the team can adapt to help it achieve its goals. There are several feedback loops built … Continue reading

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What Went Down at LeanKanban North America

A few weeks ago VersionOne had the opportunity to exhibit at the LeanKanban North America event at the beautiful JW Marriott hotel in downtown Chicago. The ideal, early spring Chicago weather made it VERY difficult to stay indoors, but those … Continue reading

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The Realization of Where We Are With Agile

A guest post from Alex Adamopoulos, CEO of Emergn Limited In recent weeks I have been involved in or privy to conversations with four global financial services companies, a research and publishing company and an airline all talking on the topic … Continue reading

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