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A Coach’s Predicament

A Coach’s Predicament

Am I able to coach without ruffling some feathers in an organization in which, as an outsider, I am going to bring about change? Here I would like to highlight a particular strategy called GULP, which has helped me lessen the resistance that change agents so often face.

Retrospectives in Hindsight

Retrospectives in Hindsight

I will share a few ideas and challenges that my team and I faced while doing the retrospectives, and, more importantly, while trying to implement our decisions in subsequent sprints.

From the LeSS Toolbox: Causal Loop Diagrams to Visualize System Dynamics

From the LeSS Toolbox: Causal Loop Diagrams to Visualize System Dynamics

Causal loop diagrams provide a great way to graphically illustrate cause-and-effect relationships between various elements of an organizational ecosystem. I have found that they are highly useful in communicating ideas to my customers, particularly to senior leadership.

Documentation in Agile

Documentation in Agile

In any product development, it is often perceived that documentation plays second fiddle to development in Agile. In fact, in today’s world, both these domains play a key role in the success of a product. So, what exactly is this type of documentation?

Industrial Engineering and Agile

Industrial Engineering and Agile

 I graduated in industrial engineering way back in 1999. Looking at the underlying topics, methods, and principles that we learned, I see now that they were very much part of today's Agile way of working.

Mainstreaming of Scrum and the Challenges of Popularity

Mainstreaming of Scrum and the Challenges of Popularity

Through mainstreaming, key principles of Agile and Scrum have become diffused. My recent encounter with a well-known agency provides a good case study of many of the problems I see when Scrum is introduced and implemented in a diffused or mutated state.

Fix It Now or Fix It Later?

Fix It Now or Fix It Later?

Any time we write code, there is a chance we will create a defect. Sometimes, when working a user story, we find a production defect. How my team handles production defects has evolved as we have matured in Agile.

Why Organizations Are Moving to Continuous Delivery

Why Organizations Are Moving to Continuous Delivery

Agile is the backbone of a continuous delivery practice. What else does the team need, and why?

Agile Undone?

Agile Undone?

Every Scrum sprint should deliver a minimum viable product. But I often find that sprints go by and the deliverable is not tested or is not integrated.

Are Your Team Members Resourceful Thinkers?

Are Your Team Members Resourceful Thinkers?

A skill that development team members should be able to display is that of being resourceful thinkers. A resourceful thinker has the characteristics described in this article.

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