8/13/2013 by Eric King
With an ever-expanding global economy, a great deal of pressure has been placed on managers and executives to embrace Agile. Yet, with the best of intentions in mind, managers and executives often fail the very Agile teams they have created. Unfortunately, the people who fill these roles often don't realize they are failing until the talent base walks out the door. . . .
6/14/2013 by Eric King
On just about any given Saturday or Sunday in the United States, you'll find friends and families enjoying time watching football (or American football, as my European friends call it). Regardless of whether it's the college or pro game, the telev...
3/25/2013 by Eric King
We all know that three key groups exist in both the creation and implementation of successful Agile teams. These groups serve basic functions that are important for the team's collective and ultimate success. Many of the functions that each group ...
1/25/2013 by Eric King
Over the course of the last 20 years, I have been both a participant and a leader on multiple programs that started from the ground up. They were called different things at different times, yet they can all be classified as Greenfield programs. Fo...
4/27/2012 by Eric King
Over the last several years, I've been both a participant and a facilitator in many different stand-ups. As we know, the true value of the stand-up lies in the team's ability to continually strive toward the "commitment" for the current sprint cycle. The stand-up isn't a status report, yet often it becomes easy for team members to slip into a pattern of providing status-related information. I've used the time-honored stand-up approach for a while now, but I've often thought that a mature team could take these 15 minutes to a different level as it continues to evolve using Agile/Scrum.