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Why You Should Look at Work in Progress (WIP) and Cycle Time in a Sprint

Why You Should Look at Work in Progress (WIP) and Cycle Time in a Sprint

It seems intuitive that once you have sized your stories and agreed on the sprint backlog, it doesn’t really matter how you do your stories (e.g., in what order, which one’s first, how many you start together). Is this accurate? Let’s examine a few scenarios.

Top Challenges to Agile Transformation

Top Challenges to Agile Transformation

Like most teams, our transition to Agile wasn't as smooth as we'd hoped it would be. Here are the biggest challenges we encountered, and the steps we took to solve them.

Agile/Scrum: The Way I See It

Agile/Scrum: The Way I See It

Scrum has changed the way our team works, for the better. And I can now see clear similarities and differences among Scrum, Waterfall, and the way our family operates as a team.

What Makes an Agile Leader?

What Makes an Agile Leader?

Leaders play a key role in the success of the organizational Agile transformation. There are specific tasks they should perform before, during, and after that transformation to ensure that it lasts.

Agile Transformation Requires Paradigm Shifts

Agile Transformation Requires Paradigm Shifts

I believe there are several distinct paradigm shifts — major changes to processes — necessary to transform an organization to Agile.

Connecting the Moving Dots

Connecting the Moving Dots

Agility, by definition, means that we allow for needed course corrections and deviations. And Agile gives us methods to make those necessary changes safely.

Demystifying Sprint Planning

Demystifying Sprint Planning

I would like to discuss some common confusion I've seen around sprint planning, and ways our team has tackled the challenges.

As a Remote Employee, You Don't Have to Be an Island

As a Remote Employee, You Don't Have to Be an Island

As remote employees increasingly become part of Agile teams, it's important to learn ways to cope with the dangers of isolation.

From Iron Triangle to Agile Triangle

From Iron Triangle to Agile Triangle

Here is a look at the Agile approach as applied to the Iron Triangle.

Coaching: It's Not All About What's Wrong

Coaching: It's Not All About What's Wrong

As an Agile coach, you are a keen observer. You have armed yourself with all the indicators of team dysfunction. You’re prepared for anything that can be wrong with a team or needs improvement. What could possibly be missing?

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