Agile systems provide better predictability, progress visibility and collaboration, but many organizations fail to realize the benefits throughout their entire organization.
They are applying a single process, intended for development teams, across executives, program managers and developers.
To fully realize predictability, progress visibility and collaboration through Agile, you need separate...read more
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
Are you looking for the best Agile Methodology PPTs? Check out our the LeadingAgile list of the best Agile Methodology PPTs! We have scoured the web to pull together a list of the greatest Agile...read more
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
So: you’re thinking about taking on this “scaled Agile” thing.
Maybe you're feeling pressured to deliver new features your customers have been demanding, but you don't know which...read more
My take is that when you stop thinking about Scrum in terms of roles, ceremonies, and artifacts… it opens up the conversation to look at what’s really going on with your struggling...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
I've never met a Scrum team that was highly performant (one commonly stated end goal) that did not have a highly engaged and participatory Product Owner. I've also not...read more
Okay…I think this is the 5th post (or so) we have in our series on the Fundamentals of Agile Transformation. You might ask yourself… wait, Mike hasn’t said anything about the...read more
If you estimate the size of your stories in relative story points, realize that the more large stories you have in your backlog, the less reliable will be your velocity (trend) for...read more