It’s very common for organizations to track the velocity of the Agile teams over time. This is quite a reasonable datapoint to plot. Combined with other data, it might give you some insights when you look back, and insights based on data are typically more useful than insights based on opinion. Remember, though, to keep in mind what the data is, and what it is not.
In the case of velocity, it’s...read more
A couple of years ago I was talking to the CEO of a medium-sized company. “We started the year with 10 strategic initiatives,” he said. “It’s now May and we’ve scrapped 4...read more
I recently took the SAFe SPC training, with instructors Jennifer Fawcett and Al Shalloway. My bottom line assessment is that it will be a marketing success, organizations trying it...read more
I continue exploring deep reasons behind various phenomena in agile software development. It’s amazing, how often the universal principle of entropy manifests itself in the relatively...read more
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...read more
Real leaders know how to draw an org. chart. When did the leaders ego grow so big as to invert the diagrams purpose and meaning?The first organizational chart (How...read more
Agile systems provide better predictability, progress visibility and collaboration, but many organizations fail to realize the benefits throughout their entire organization.
How would you visualize the value stream of a restaurant?A great teaching example for a team wishing to start Kanban. How do you like to visualize the concurrent activities of beverage...read more
First of all… this is a really, really, really big topic. If we are lucky, we’ll get a start and maybe lay a foundation for future conversations. My goal in the next 1000...read more
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Chris Oldwood asked me about the difference (as I see it) between the Scrum concept of Sprint and Iteration in XP. Although the terms “Sprint” and “Iteration” are often bandied...read more
As agilists, we all hear a lot about self-organizing teams. I'm pretty sure I have already aired several, probably conflicting, opinions about self-organizing teams, like "someone...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