The ‘Game’ of Agile Compared to Football: Training Camp & Preseason

The Game of Agile Compared to Football

More than 30 years ago Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka wrote an article titled ‘The New New Product Development Game,’ which compares product development to rugby. This year’s NFL draft inspired me to make a similar analogy to American football. This is the second in a series of articles comparing agile and football around the major events including: Draft Day, Training Camp & Preseason; Kickoff Game; and Super Bowl.
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Product SAFeTY

Product SAFeTY

About seven years ago, I started a deep dive into all things product. I found myself coaching teams that could consistently produce, but not consistently produce the right product. I shifted DevJam coaching to be a blend of product discovery and product delivery. The shift included more time spent learning about all things product from brilliant design thinkers like Alan Cooper, as well as any and all product producers, UX designers and product managers who are passionate about learning more about who they are building for and what these people really need.
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Are You Agile Enough for DevOps?

Are you agile enough for DevOps?

One of the biggest buzzwords in the industry lately is DevOps.  We all know by now what DevOps is intended to offer, and most organizations are looking for at least some subset of the promise of a continuous delivery flow and the power of “pulling ops into the room”.  But can we really do that if our own job of becoming “more agile” is still incomplete?
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