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Leading cause of failed Agile projects? Company culture not aligned with core Agile values

In the 2015 VersionOne state of Agile survey, the top reason for failed Agile projects (46% of respondents) was company culture being at odds with core Agile values. I’ve experienced this myself. Companies understand they need to get better at delivering software, so they decide to assemble Agile teams and bring in training. The Agile teams use all the […]

Top 10 influencers of the Agile software development movement

As a practitioner and student of Agile software development, I am fascinated by those who have influenced the Agile movement. For fun, I have decided to put together my personal top 10 list of those who I believe have influenced what we refer to as Agile software development. Not only have they influenced Agile, most of […]

You may be Agile, but you still need documentation

One of the principles of Agile is “working software over comprehensive documentation”. I’ve seen many project teams misinterpret this principle. In Agile, working software is valued more than comprehensive documentation. This doesn’t mean documentation is not required. If you start a software project without documentation, you are in for trouble. Even in Agile, a small […]

Team building – 3 proven methods to develop trust on Agile teams

All well performing teams have one thing in common, they trust each other. Whether it be a military team, a sports team, or an Agile software development team, trust is key. Team members need to feel that they are in a safe environment so they can do their best. They need to feel that it’s […]

3 mammoth reasons your Agile adoption strategy is doomed

Over the past decade companies finally realized there’s a better way to deliver software. It’s called Agile. If you work in technology, this shouldn’t be news to you. If you are unfamiliar with Agile, check out the Agile manifesto here. In Agile, the development team delivers software in short iterations. They partner with stakeholders to […]

MacIsaac Consulting is Proud To Be Minority Owned

MacIsaac Consulting is proud to be certified as a minority owned business by the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC). We are also proud to be certified as a woman owned business  by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Our Capabilities MacIsaac Consulting is an IT consulting firm that specializes in Agile consulting […]

3 Ways To Improve Cyber Security In Wake of Covid-19

From an increase in online shopping to entire workforce’s working from home, cyber security if more important than ever. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced corporate technology executives to focus on protection. Shankar Arumugavela, CIO of Verizon’s Communications Inc states “The three things that keep me up at night are credential thefts using phishing attacks and […]

Tech Companies are Pioneering How to Work Remotely

In the wake of the coronavirus, Facebook and Twitter have announced plans to enable their entire work force to work remote. These tech companies are pioneers for a new model of work in a post coronavirus world. Companies in all industries should take note. The pandemic is forcing an accelerated adoption of remote work. Paul […]

5 Tips For Managing Projects During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live. People are doing everything they can to adjust to the challenges of working from home. Distracted by kids and dealing with video connection issues is part of everyday life. Across the country, people working from home are dealing with stress and anxiety overload. For project managers, […]

Now Is The Time To Lead With Empathy and Compassion

We are living through unprecedented times. The Coronavirus pandemic is something we thought we would witness only in movies. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe how it feels. Markets are crashing, businesses are closing, and supermarket shelves are emptying. The term social distancing is now a regular part of our vocabulary. In the blink of […]

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