One common complaints about agile methods is that management doesn’t have the same degree of “control” over projects. We need to stop worrying about this complaint as a vice and start thinking of it as a virtue. When we “control” agile projects we can lose a significant portion of the benefit of agile methods. The […]
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Agile Tetrahedron - ver 1Who can explain the classic Project Management Triangle? I've found that everyone has heard of it and uses it fairly well in a sentence. But when it comes...read more
Are we applying a great solutions to a poorly understood problem? What is the question - we know the answer is 42.The early adopters of Scrum were seeking a method of controlling...read more
In Scrum and other Agile methods, a common way to manage feature requests is with User Stories. I’ve been teaching people about User Stories and doing workshops with teams for...read more
I’ve poked around the subject of visual process management in my previous articles, accentuating the complexity and non-linearity of software production process, and how a traditional...read more
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...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