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Have People Had Enough Of Agile?

If you work in a business that has anything to do with technology, you are familiar with Agile. You know the Agile I’m talking about. The kind where teams sit together and deliver software in increments. Seems everywhere you turn these days you hear about Agile. Along with Agile’s popularity has come a title wave […]

6 Steps To Take Before Making The Agile Transformation Plunge

With the popularity of Agile, more and more executives are pushing Agile transformation. To meet this demand, everywhere you look someone is now selling Agile. In a sense, Agile has become a commodity. Those selling the commodity offer things like Agile coaches, Scrum training, and SAFe certifications, just to name a few. Don’t get me […]

Why I Love Agile (And You Should, Too!)

After recently starting a new consulting engagement as an IT program manager, I’m reminded why I love Agile.   For most companies, sticking with a Waterfall software delivery model is like being in a bad relationship. No matter how much you know and feel something is wrong, you keep going back to it. It could […]

The one thing you should stop saying to Agile teams

Let’s face it, Agile adoption is difficult. For people new to an Agile team, especially those who spent decades in the waterfall world, it takes time to adjust. I’ve been on different types of Agile teams. Some were completely new to Agile, while others were advanced. As I’ve written in my post, the problems with SAFe, the real […]

What are the best Agile development tools?

The debate over the best Agile development tools rages on. Tools like JIRA, VersionOne, and Trello all offer different benefits. Some people love the lightweight team focused flexibility of JIRA, while others prefer VersionOne for its program management capabilities. Long before the popularity of Agile, organizations struggled to find the right software delivery tools. Teams […]

Adapting to change, the Agile organization

Organizations today must be Agile to deal with the rapid pace of change due to globalization and technology. In software development, we have seen how well cross functional Agile teams can deliver value. Companies that adopt this same level of agility across their enterprise will be well served. I’m not talking about scaled Agile or some […]

2 huge reasons your Agile team struggles to be Agile

In my recent post, problems with Scaled Agile, I discussed SAFe and the Agile mindset. Aside from debating the value in SAFe, the post created good dialogue about how to foster an Agile mindset within teams. That is, how to help teams become more collaborative, open and trusting. In my experience, teams often struggle adopting an Agile mindset for two obvious, yet overlooked reasons. Reason 1 […]

The problem with scaled Agile and SAFe

In 2001 a bunch of well to do software developers got together at a Ski lodge to discuss a better way to develop software. The outcome is the Agile Manifesto, a constitution for a new way to build software. What followed was the Agile movement. At the heart of the Agile movement is the idea that individuals […]

What happens to UAT in the Agile world?

UAT (user acceptance testing) is often the final activity that takes place in a software development project. Typically, a group of system users will test to ensure all works as expected and there are no missed defects. The users are usually non technical, they are actual users of the product in production. For example, a new code change to a POS […]

The art of being an Agile project manager

The Agile project manager role has become quite common. As more organizations adopt Agile, the traditional project manager role has morphed into a hybrid Scrum Master. For those of us working as Agile project managers, we have the challenge of blending two different, even opposing, roles into one. It begs us to question, can one even be an Agile project manager? […]

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