Agile is not the silver bullet and it certainly should not be a buzz word to fit into your business description or a line on some managers’ performance report to check off. Agile is no longer the cutting edge. It is a minimum requirement for development teams. Convert your traditional Waterfall Software Development teams to… Read More 3 Simple Steps to Agile Success
Once you get the “right people on the bus,” (as taught to us by Jim Collins and his best-seller, Good to Great), a leader’s job is to keep them there by figuring out the elixir of intrinsic motivation. Source: What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks) | LinkedIn While this is a… Read More What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks)
ScrumButs are reasons why teams can’t take full advantage of Scrum to solve their problems and realize the full benefits of product development using Scrum. Source: What is ScrumBut? | Scrum.org As somewhat of an antithesis to my previous post on reality and Agile, I present the idea of ScrumBut. For new teams, the ceremonies… Read More What is ScrumBut? | Scrum.org
I have been asked this question often in my interviews of late, and my answer has always been honest and forthcoming. I am an Agile Realist. Too many times it was not quite the answer my interviewers were looking for which I feel is unfortunate for me and for the organizations that they serve. Also… Read More Are you an Agilist or an Agile Realist?
An article that I have often come back to and referred to a lot of my clients. This article also has a really thought provoking “The Right Conditions for Agile” table that I have found useful when explaining my choice of methodologies to executives. Don’t change structures right away; change roles instead. Many executives assume… Read More Embracing Agile Article from HBR.ORG
Google Hire makes the hiring process easy to submit to and the easy to keep records on. Why is this not being used EVERYWHERE?? Have some of these HR form app vendors actually ever used their own forms? Do they have QA or UAT? So many of them are such a huge waste of time just to… Read More Google Hire
I am a big proponent of checking in with the real world when it comes to Agile. I was pleasantly surprised to find this course on Pluralsight that lists whoppers like “Meeting hard deadlines while staying Agile” and “Help! my Product owner is MIA!” as titles. This course has 4.5 stars out of 415 reviews.… Read More Agile in the Real World | Pluralsight
I read on the web and listen to a lot of books on Agile thinking. Only some of these books are really worth noting and remembering. Even fewer are ones that I have purchased in multiple formats to help me refer back to them often. I would like to list (one or two at a… Read More Agile books I treasure – Part 1