Open Agile Adoption is an ‘open’ approach to adopting and evolving agile, eg, in a given company.
By ‘open’ we mean that we are getting the people that will be ‘changed’ to engage in designing the change.
We do not mean total chaos. Management might establish some ‘guardrails’ (eg, we will do the basics of Scrum, but exactly how should we implement...read more
Question from Denise: My organization has decided to go from Waterfall to Agile SCRUM. I have experience with SCRUM, but very little experience implementing it. I was wondering if anybody...read more
A recent email I sent, slightly edited.
Dear Mike and Mark:
You asked for something to give the executives and managers.
I might send them “The New New Product Development Game”...read more
Mike Cohn has the phrase ‘planning poker’ registered. So, this is acknowledgement of that. And, like Kleenex, that’s what we call the thing itself. It no longer...read more
Jeffry Hesse wrote this blog post. And it inspired me to write the post below.
The new Scrum Guide says that PBIs (product backlog items) must be well-understood and granular enough...read more
All of you should be aware of the Agile Manifesto and the Agile Principles.
To me, they are not perfect, but they are an excellent expression of many of the key ideas behind Agile. ...read more
First, I wanted to say that I feel each ‘large scale agile’ situation is different. The key problems are different. And therefore, the solution(s) should be different.
I was just doing a course with Dave Muldoon in Canada. One of the workshops was scaling. In that context, we discussed release plan refactoring or product backlog grooming.
To me, the...read more
Some of us in the Agile community think: an organization’s culture needs to change before agile can be fully adopted.
This certainly seems to be true.
Let’s define this...read more
Why do we want to deliver fast, and then faster?
Well, the first reason is…that’s what the customer wants. The customer is thirsty. They want a drink now. She does not want...read more
Fernando Cuenca has an excellent blog post, here. He discusses what he learned at Agile 2013.
I will summarize his learnings in my words.
The ultimate question is: how to have a...read more
Imagine that you have gotten some interest in Agile. Perhaps you read a book, and talked with a friend who is doing it at his firm.
And then you take a Scrum course.
Now what do you...read more
The classic phrase from Sutherland and Schwaber is: Scrum is simple, but Scrum is hard.
And yet, with almost any decent Team, Scrum is fun. Unless the personal chemistry is dysfunctional.