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Is Predictability Really What We Want?

Predictability in software system delivery is as close to a Holy Grail as it comes in the IT industry. I’ve heard many people stress being able to have a predictable delivery cadence as something valuable to them. As recently as today I saw a reference to “predictability over commitment” on Twitter! But why is predictability so important to so many people? The people who pay for the

Failure Modes of an Agile Transformation: Workflow

In my previous post on the first three Agile transformation failure modes, I focused on the LEADERSHIP aspects of failure: lack of real executive sponsorship, failure to transform...
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What’s the Hurry? Building a Digital Enterprise

By Jim Highsmith and David Robinson Are the forces behind digital business, just one more wave of technology fueled change or is today’s business environment fundamentally different?...
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Changing the Tires

You're driving down the highway trying to reach a distant destination. You've had delays such as traffic along the way, and you know that you're going to have to "push it" in order...
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Operationalizing Strategy with a Systems Perspective

While there are many books and much research on organizational development, this system view combined with some validated learning over time, is a powerful way to look at organizational...
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3 Thinking Tools for Minimizing Dependencies Between Products

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...
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The Evolution of Teams

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...
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Bend the Spoon

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...
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Fueling Delivery Teams

by Rick Austin, 27 February 2015
The Agile Blogosphere

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...
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Changing Behavior by Asking the Right Questions

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...
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Can You Mandate Your Agile Transformation?

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...
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The Simplest Systems Thinking Exercise – How to Make Toast.

by David Koontz, 12 February 2015
The Agile Blogosphere

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...
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Retrospective Technique: What Did You Learn?

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...
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