Coaching the Agile Executive Team – First in a New Series

The Five Flawless Steps To Building A Strong Executive Leadership Team I am excited to welcome Christopher Avery as a guest blogger on the Agile Blog.  He and I are going to explore the topic of building a strong executive leadership team and what you can do to help leaders improve their game. The lessons and insights that Christopher is going to share are based on years of research and original...

Eric Ries and The Lean Startup – It’s Everywhere

With the publishing of Eric Ries’ book, The Lean Startup, I can barely go a day without talking to someone about it. Eric clearly executed a lean startup on himself and this topic – by focusing on learning. Eric started much of his work a couple of years ago...

#10yearsAgile and Snowbird 2011

I was fortunate and honored to be able to attend the 10 year Agile celebration in Snowbird, UT on February 11th and 12th.   The 2-day meeting in Snowbird had four very positive attributes that allowed the 33 participants to produce a solid retrospective on the...

Stop & Reflect – 10 Years of Agile

After reading the Manifesto for Agile Software Development in January of 2002, Rally really took shape. I am proud of my involvement in the software industry for the last 25 years, but the last 10 have been fantastic thanks to the group pictured below, who came...

Unreasonable slack time?

Starting on June 16th, I will be taking a six week sabbatical from Rally to be the Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at the Unreasonable Institute. This institute, an incubator for social ventures, was formed in 2010 in Boulder by a talented array of recent CU graduates....

The Making of Project Stratus

As a part of our series on Scaling Agile to the Strategic Level, I have invited our product lead on this project, Catherine Connor, to tell us about her experience in creating Project Stratus. Thank you for the great work and help on this series Catherine. Project...

Medium Fidelity Furniture Prototype for our new space

Our medium fidelity prototype has the bugs shaken out and we’ve ordered 30 T-walls and an overhead power and data grid for our new engineering, operations and support space. To help you and your team down a similar path, I have attached the plans that we...


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