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Undercover Agile Boss

Undercover Agile Boss

Going undercover in a family practice medical group isn't the easiest thing to do. . . .

Moneyball and Agile

Moneyball and Agile

If your company is one that typically resists change, you may feel more optimistic after watching the 2011 film Moneyball. . . .

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Agile Fixed-Price Contracts

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Agile Fixed-Price Contracts

Let's look at some of the most common types of contracts for Agile. . . .

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It?

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It?

If it ain't broke, don't fix it -- when Waterfall is working, then why Agile? Well, change is the only constant. . . .

Blazed and Confused

Blazed and Confused

So, your Agile transformation journey has been underway for a few weeks, a few months, or maybe almost a year. You have blazed a path toward agility. . . .

Change Management Models

Change Management Models

The main focus of the change management processes is to address the people and organizational factors that provide a catalyst to change in the organization. The ultimate aim of a change management initiative is to ensure that every individual in the organization is ready and willing to transition to a new role in the proposed environment. . . .

Coaching as Facilitator with Focus and Placement

Coaching as Facilitator with Focus and Placement

In this article I explore the ScrumMaster's role as a facilitator serving the team in Scrum events, meetings, workshops, and informal conversations. . . . The main message I would like to give is that the ScrumMaster can mix facilitation skills with coaching ones.

Using Scrum Ceremonies as Solutions to Project Issues

Using Scrum Ceremonies as Solutions to Project Issues

If a suitability assessment is done and a project is not found suitable for Agile implementation, then the Waterfall model is typically selected, as it is the most familiar model for executing projects. . . .

Tips for Scrum Adoption

Tips for Scrum Adoption

A lot has been written regarding how to successfully deploy Scrum in teams and organizations. . . . The aim for this article is to share four tips that, in my humble opinion, will help you walk toward Scrum adoption starting with the right foot.

Ways to Implement Scrum and Agile Without Breaking the Bank

Ways to Implement Scrum and Agile Without Breaking the Bank

I believe that many of the new Agile brands are fantastic and provide great return on investment. However . . . if you are at a place where you cannot make that investment, I am here to discuss with you foundational (base) Agile practices that can provide you key benefits without the investment in Agile brands.

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