In my post about how to form teams, I talk about products… not in their monolithic, holistic state… but as a subsystem within a larger integrated solutions architecture. In other words, big products are just series of small products that work together in an integrated fashion. Each of these smaller products have a backlog, a team, and the team can produce a working, tested, increment of the product...read more
My other workshop submission for the Agile 2015 Conference is titled “The Evolution of Teams” and examines one team that stopped doing the traditional agile practices is more agile...read more
Bend the spoon is a phrase we use quite a bit here at LeadingAgile. I don’t want to hear what’s happening, I want to hear what we need to make happen… and what we are doing to...read more
I’ve started using an analogy to illustrate the importance of product owner teams in larger organizations. When working with organizations to do an agile transformation, almost...read more
My article, Agile Adoption: Changing Behavior by Asking the Right Questions, has been published over on ProjectManagement.com (free registration required). It talks about when managers...read more
Well… it depends.
If you view agile as a system of beliefs, or a way of looking at the world, or as a culture your company is expected to adopt…I’d suggest that it’s impossible...read more
For many years one example of process thinking, resource gathering, requirements, implementation and acceptance criteria has been the exercise - make PB&J sandwiches. I've...read more
Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comRetrospectives are a key part of continuous improvement in Agile teams. The retrospective techniques that...read more
Next Tuesday, February 10, our TeamStart webinar series will answer your questions about "Writing Great User Stories." Whether you’re just getting started with Agile or consider yourself...read more
Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comIn doing business of any kind, we commonly follow the advice to “dress for success.” For better or for...read more
To be successful with Scrum in the long term you need more than the basic framework. This is intentional. Scrum provides the structure as a starting point, but it’s designed to work...read more
Scaling Collaboration not Process is the Key to Enterprise Agility.
Agile methods have been found to be extremely effective when used correctly. A reasonable reaction to witnessing...read more
Certified Scrum Trainer Mark Levison has been around the block, more than a few times, and he was getting frustrated by what he saw happening in Scrum. When Mark is invited into businesses...read more