Large Agile Teams

I recently wrote a detailed article about Large Agile Teams that was a detailed walkthrough of how to structure agile teams of various sizes.  I suspect that this is the most comprehensive online discussion of this topic.  The article addressed the following topics: Organizing Agile Teams.  The article starts with a summary of the results of some industry research that...

The Agile Manifesto – Essay 1: Value and Values

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.com What is Agile? In 2001, 17 people got together for a world-changing discussion about software development. They tried to find the common values and principles by which people could...

Announcing the Agile Advice eBook – Finally Ready!

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comThanks everyone for feedback, comments and suggestions for my new book, Agile Advice – Creating High Performance Teams In Business Organizations.  It is available for purchase (only...

What It Takes to Develop an Agile Transformation Strategy

Okay… this is going to be a precursor to a more fully developed whitepaper, but I want to see if I can tightly articulate the LeadingAgile approach to designing and executing an enterprise agile transformation. This post is going to focus on the ‘what’ and...

Why Not What – An Example

Forbes quoted Steve Jobs as saying “I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.”  This is a really enlightened perspective – and a way to enforce focus from the top down.  Before you can drive a “this goal is more...

Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap

Your product roadmap a view of what you are building right now, in the near future, and in the more distant future.  Or is your roadmap a view of why you are building whatever you’re building right now, in the near future, and in the more distant future? Your...

7 Tips for Meetings That Don’t Suck

In his book, Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan suggests that every organization consists of “tribes” at different stages. At the lowest level is the tribe who thinks, “Life sucks.” From there it goes up to “My life sucks,” then “I’m great,” then “We’re...

Tips to Start Agile in a Hostile Environment

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comAlthough Agile methods are very popular (particularly Scrum), there are still many organizations or departments which may not yet have official support for adopting Agile methods formally....

Spice up your Agile Retrospectives

In the mini-workshop Experience new exercises to spice up your agile retrospective #RetroValue that I gave at Lean Kanban France teams experienced three different retrospectives exercises. They learned how retrospectives can help them to gain deeper insight in...

Some Thoughts on Agile Transformation in Big Companies

As usual… I’ve gotten a little sidetracked on my Agile 101, 102… series of posts. I’ve got the 201 post half finished, but haven’t been able to spend the time getting over the hump. That said, I want to divert just a little and talk about agile in general,...

Emergent Design

Then and now In a recent email, Martin Alaimo asks: There’s a very interesting discussion on the latin america agile community going on. It’s about the meaning of the Agile Manifesto Principle: “The best architectures, requirements, and designs...

Rant about Commitment – One of the Scrum Values

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comThe voting for re-introducing the five values of Scrum into the Scrum Guide is heating up with some great discussion (debate?).  One person, Charles Bradley is providing some interesting...

Scrum “Inputs”

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comThe Product Backlog is often described as the primary input to Scrum.  The Sprint starts with Sprint Planning and Sprint Planning starts with the Product Owner and the Product Backlog. ...


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