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Do you know where you are going with your Agile implementation?
What every executive needs to know! Over the past decade, I've been involved in more than 20 Agile projects. Whether as a team member, Product Owner, Scrum Master, or Coach, I've had the opportunity to play a role in many successful projects. These days,...
Are you implementing Scrum but realize you are better suited for Kanban?
I have found that very few organizations are starting out with Kanban as their first choice for their Agile implementation. Almost every organization that I have been exposed to through training and coaching began their Agile implementation with Scrum. Unfortunately,...
Does your organization need an Agile Coach?
As we love to say when answering many questions pertaining to Agile, “It depends.” Not the answer you want to hear, but let me elaborate. Extreme Programming (XP) introduced the term coach into the Agile community. The role was intended to both be a mentor...
Who makes a better Scrum Master: a developer or a project manager?
Who makes a better Scrum Master: a developer or a project manager? I am guessing that this is a contentious topic, so it is that much more fun to talk about… The Agile Manifesto was written by software developers. There weren't any “traditional” project managers in...
Why Scrum “Master”? What about Scrum Apprentice? Maybe we need a Scrum Jedi?
I think the intent with the term Scrum Master is that the title should be reserved for those that have earned the title of Master, but that is obviously not the case.
The Agile Success Algorithm
al·go·rithm algəˌriT͟Həm/ noun 1. a process or set of rules to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations Those of you reading this are more than familiar that Agile is all the rage. Executives like to say that their organization is going "Agile"....
Running an Effective Sprint Planning Meeting
To start with, for a Sprint Planning meeting to be truly Scrum, it adheres to the following guidelines outlined in the Scrum Guide. In summary, for a one month Sprint it has a time-box of 8 hours. It is typically performed on the first day of the Sprint and is...
Can You be Agile in Your Acquisitions?
This is one of the most common issues facing organization choosing to switch to Agile. Can you acquire goods and services in an Agile fashion? Can you contract with vendors to deliver in an Agile fashion?
Are you ready for Agile?
Has your Agency or organization started moving to Agile? Do you hear the word Scrum, and wonder where the Rugby game is at?
Well, you may be part of the growing trend in IT organizations throughout the Federal Government.
So…What’s the Difference Between User Stories and Traditional Requirements?
This is a simple question for Agilista’s but an an appropriate question for those of you who are new to Agile.
Is There a Role for a Project Manager on Agile Projects?
Are you a Project Manager in an Agency or Organization moving to Agile? Is there a role for you?
The typical Agile answer to most yes or no questions is “it depends.” (but my answer in this case is a resounding, YES!)
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