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Kaizen and the Art of Agility

Kaizen and the Art of Agility

Once identified, an impediment can become a challenge. Is your team up for a challenge? Then make that challenge a goal. This is the basis of my article: turning a challenge into a sprint goal.

What Does It Mean to "Be Agile"?

What Does It Mean to "Be Agile"?

I'm often told that I'm too much of an "Agile purist" and that I'm "not pragmatic." So what does it mean to "be Agile"? Let's consider the12 Agile Principles.

Best Practices for Parallel Development

Best Practices for Parallel Development

Last year, I had the opportunity to work on a project for which we would implement the same product twice. I want to share the best practices we followed.

Throughput: Forecasting the Delivery Rate

Throughput: Forecasting the Delivery Rate

Having used this measure with my team, I would like to focus here on the definition of throughput, as well as the benefits that measuring it can bring to the team.

Assess Your Team's Scrum Level Using ShuHaRi and the Celebration Grid

Assess Your Team's Scrum Level Using ShuHaRi and the Celebration Grid

I tried a combination of ShuHaRi and the Celebration Grid to help provide my team with a good picture of their experience with Scrum and what their next growth steps could be.

MVP Duration in a Fixed-Scope Project

MVP Duration in a Fixed-Scope Project

Determining the MVP is key in Agile delivery. Here are steps to determine your MVP must-have features.

Desktop-Style Matrix Hinders Progress

Desktop-Style Matrix Hinders Progress

In many organizations, innovation is not happening fast enough. However, there are ways to minimize the likelihood of a sinking ship.

Misconceptions About Agile Practices

Misconceptions About Agile Practices

Knowing Agile and practicing Agile are two different things. When I practice Agile, I realize that there are some misconceptions about it. Here are what I think are the key misconceptions about Agile practices.

Making the Move to Agile with Scrum

Making the Move to Agile with Scrum

Here's why I promote Scrum as the framework for becoming Agile, and how I believe it works.

Does the ScrumMaster Speak on the Daily Scrum Call?

Does the ScrumMaster Speak on the Daily Scrum Call?

On my team, both the ScrumMaster and the product owner contribute to the Daily Scrum. Here's why.

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