Archive | August, 2010

Can Agile Work If Some Of My Development is Outsourced?

I’m asked this question by folks quite often, and the short answer is yes.  There are a few key things to consider though, before challenging your agile efforts with an outsourced component. First, is your organization already competent at agile software development and agile project management?  If not, outsourcing a component of your efforts will […]

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Coaching Is Key To Winning The Race

I remember the first time I drove a car on a race track.  I was hooked, and to this day I am a motorsports fan and occassionally enjoy getting to autocross or driving on race tracks.   The basic knowledge of how to become a race car driver is not hard to learn from books […]

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Using Agile To Scale Agile – Part 5

Keep in mind that we should be using the concept of Plan / Do / Check / Act (PDCA) through out our agile transformation so that as we complete small iterations of transformation, we may evaluate our plans based on better knowledge and improve them as we go… this is at the heart of being agile.

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Using Agile To Scale Agile – Part 4

Don’t be tempted to select pilot projects that are off the radar and of little importance. You are just inviting those fearful of change to sabotage your efforts because the cost is low to them and the organizations.

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Using Agile to Scale Agile – Part 3

In my opinion keeping things simple, attacking small slices of the organizations and having embedded in the culture the idea of continuous improvement will help to ensure success in your agile transformation efforts.

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Lean-Agile Leadership - Exploring the Creation of Fertile Environments and Culture for Lean-Agile Software Development

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Lean-Agile Leadership - Exploring the Creation of Fertile Environments and Culture for Lean-Agile Software Development

The Agile Horizon

Lean-Agile Leadership - Exploring the Creation of Fertile Environments and Culture for Lean-Agile Software Development