Is It Ready?

In an agile transformation, one of the first things we work towards is to create an ability to deliver in a predictable manner. As described in our compass and our journey, there is a clear path for organizations that embark on an agile transformation. By becoming predictable, an organization can make and keep promises. In essence, we are working to stabilize the value delivery system. There are many...

Fueling Delivery Teams

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 always, a tiered model is used for scaling across the organization. The model...

Do You Know Where You Are Headed?

There is a saying that goes something like this: If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. When we create new products or add new capabilities to an existing product, we typically do so in an effort to solve a problem. These product...

Focus On What To Leave Out

As an avid photographer I’ve learned a lesson that sometimes a well composed photo depends more on what is left out of the photo. More is not always better and can sometimes ruin what could have been a good composition. As an example, this photo is as was...