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How To Destroy an Agile Transformation In 3 Easy Steps

Agile transformation continues to be a goal for many organizations. The old sequential approach to product delivery (Waterfall) is no longer adequate. To respond to change and compete with the speed of globalization, companies must move to an Agile model. The goal to improve agility is not limited to the tech industry. Financial services, retail, […]

Agile Mindset – Why ‘Product’ Focus is so important

One of the most challenging aspects of Agile adoption is changing from a project mindset to a ‘product’ mindset. What’s the difference between the two? The below pictures outline the contrast between a project and product focus. A product focus is about stable cross-functional agile teams. Project work can flow through the teams, but the […]

Agile is Value Driven, Not Plan Driven

How many times have we all experienced this? Leadership asks for project status. What they want is a color. Is the project green, yellow or red? If it’s green, all is well. If it’s yellow, there is cause for concern. If it’s red, sound the alarm! And how do we justify whether a project is […]

What will Agile look like in 2030?

It’s been almost twenty years since a group of software developers created the Agile Manifesto. Since then, Agile has changed the way we develop software and taken the business world by storm. Terms like “daily stand-ups”, “MVP” (Minimum Viable Product) and “Sprints” have become common language. Offices used to consist of departments working in silos and […]

Why Trust Is the Rocket Fuel of The Agile Organization

Trust is the rocket fuel that propels agile organizations forward. Without it, bureaucracy and rigid management can grind things to a halt. For companies to be fast and flexible, leaders must break down the barriers that hinder trust. In this article I will describe how executives, managers and team members can foster a culture of […]

Agile Pitfalls – How to avoid 3 common mistakes in an agile transformation

I’m grateful to PM Network Magazine for publishing my article on Agile pitfalls. You can view the article in the December version of the magazine here.  The article published by PM Network was a shortened version of my original white paper. Below is the paper in its entirety. Three Common Pitfalls of Agile Transformation, and […]

What Is Agile Transformation?

Check out my latest video on Agile Transformation. In this short video, I touch on the advantages of Agile Transformation. I also discuss the challenges and what leadership can do to help. About the Author: Mike MacIsaac is the owner and principal consultant for MacIsaac Consulting. Mike provides leadership as an Agile Delivery Consultant and IT Project/Program […]

A Realistic Look at the Agile Manager

Often you will hear that the biggest challenge to Agile adoption is management. There is little doubt about this. Adjusting to an Agile mindset for many managers is difficult. This is especially true for managers who only know a command and control environment. It also doesn’t help that most business schools teach outdated management theories. […]

A Fun Day in Minneapolis – Agile Day Twin Cities 2017

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Agile Day Twin Cities 2017 conference, sponsored by DevJam. The conference aims at helping Minneapolis Agile practitioners learn from each other.   Throughout the day there were breakout sessions which featured different speakers. The talks ranged from the people and business of Agile, to new ideas about […]

We Are Your Trusted Agile Strategy Advisors

At MacIsaac Consulting, we build relationships based on trust, commitment, and results. Based on these core values, we provide the very best IT delivery services to our clients. Our goal is to help companies improve the quality of their software products. We are big on Agile delivery, but it’s clear to us that many organizations […]

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